Engineering Technical Apprentice ALPHA MANUFACTURING HIXON LIMITED

Gain a general understanding of electrical and mechanical engineering principles through a combination of on-the-job training and classroom/workshop-based training in conjunction with The JCB Academy. You will apply safe systems of working, apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems.

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Closing date: 06 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Many of our apprentices go on to further their careers in one of our businesses, and those with exceptionally high levels of drive and determination achieve a Level 4 qualification. We’ll even sponsor some to complete a full degree.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:30

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

Studying towards a Diploma, students will gain a basic understanding of electro-mechanical principles through work experience in such areas as:

  • CNC laser and punching
  • CNC press brakes
  • Bench fitting
  • Welding and fabrication

The training you will be getting

Studying an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship over a four-year period, specialised programme designed to develop formal engineering knowledge and skills.

  • Two of these years include spending time at The JCB Academy as a block release to acquire an engineering to earn an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Engineering Technical 
  • Work will be carried out alongside vastly experienced professionals to provide knowledge on a wide range of subjects including health and safety, advanced mathematics, computer-aided design (CAD) software techniques and machine installation and calibration
  • Both practical and theoretical methods will be utilised to ensure apprentices develop the wide range of skills they will need to succeed in the engineering profession

This dynamic course allows you to experience key parts of engineering and focus on a chosen key area that you would like to specialise in. You can choose to specialise in everything from:

  • Prototyping
  • Electrical fitting
  • Programming
  • Punch
  • Laser operations and more

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Excellent prospects for progression within The Bri-Stor Group. Progression from Level 3 to Level 4 is a realistic ambition.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

The HEX Group consists of Bri-Stor Systems Ltd, Alpha Manufacturing Ltd & Atlas Coatings Ltd and we are based in Hixon, Staffordshire. We are a privately owned business employing approx. 500 people across the group, making us one of the largest employers in the region. Since we launched our fully-accredited apprenticeship schemes in 2010, we have recruited over 150 apprentices, and we are proud to have offered all graduates a role within The HEX Group divisions. This reflects the value we place on our apprentices, and we continue to develop our schemes year-on-year because we see the enormous potential Apprentices bring to our Group. Many of our apprentices go on to further their careers in one of our businesses, and those with exceptionally high levels of drive and determination achieve a Level 4 qualification. We’ll even sponsor some of our graduate apprentices to complete a full degree.




Church Lane



ST18 0PS

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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