Electromechanical Apprentice (Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Fitter) SULZER ELECTRO MECHANICAL SERVICES (UK) LIMITED

The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is supporting Sulzer to recruit four L3 Apprentice Fitters in Electromechanical Apprentice to join their Engineering team and develop within the organisation. As part of our apprentice community you will be supported by our experienced engineers and apprentice mentors.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    As part of the Sulzer apprenticeship programme you will get a pay increase each year to reflect your progression and development. As an employee you are also entitled to our company bonus scheme.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 07:45 – 16:15 Friday 07:45 – 12:45 (3pm whilst at SETA)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprentices working at Sulzer will be working as part of the team, working to complete the requirements of the L3 Engineering Fitter Standard (mechanical/electrical). To ensure you gain the experience you will:

  • Spend time rotating between our mechanical and electrical departments
  • Dismantle and inspect parts
  • Fully stripdown and rewind motors
  • Work on gearboxes and motors
  • Prep materials for assembly
  • Learn how to inspect and test products
  • Carry out quality assurance checks to ensure components meet the required standards
  • Operate manual machines such as lathes and milling machines
  • Work to ESH requirements
  • Work alongside experienced engineers on a range of different projects and jobs
  • Get experience at another of our UK sites
  • Support with work on customer sites

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard programme. This will include a full-time period of practical workshop based ‘off-the-job’ training at SETA’s Apprenticeship Centre in Southampton.

As part of this Standard you will begin a knowledge qualification (depending on your prior attainments) where you will be required to attend SETA one day a week over two academic years, you will also be undertaking an NVQ Level 3 when you return to the workplace.

After your initial full-time training at SETA, you will be with your employer working on developing your skills; ultimately leading to your End Point Assessment.

SETA will make regular visits during this period of time to ensure you will covering all the required aspects of the Standard, which includes a practical element, a theory test and a professional discussion, regarding the work achieved with your employer. The assessor will also be taking you through the L3 NVQ.

The final tests of the Standard are administered by an independent assessment organisation and take place in the last six months of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

One benefit of our Sulzer apprenticeship is that you will get exposure to learn in all of our departments and will complete your apprenticeship with an understanding of both our electrical and mechanical sides of the business.

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship you will be offered a full time role that is most suitable to your skill set, the needs of the business and your preferences.

We are very committed to the development of our apprentice graduates  and ensure that all employees have opportunity to continually progress through the company. Many of our apprentices have gone on to work in field service, become technical experts in certain areas of the business or even become managers and sales representatives shortly after completing their apprenticeship.

Due to the size of the company there are limitless opportunities for those who are motivated and want to progress.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Self motivated, Enthusiastic, Interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

Candidates need to be able to travel to our Southampton site and SETA Training Centre (Millbrook). There will be no guaranteed parking at the Training Provider.

About the employer

Sulzer is a global leader in fluid engineering and chemical processing applications. Through a network of over 100 service sites around the world, Sulzer provides cutting-edge parts as well as maintenance and repair solutions for pumps, turbines, compressors, motors and generators. We service our own original equipment, but also all associated third-party rotating equipment run by our customers, maximizing sustainability and life cycle cost-effectiveness. Our technology-based solutions, fast execution and expertise in complex maintenance projects are available at our customers’ doorsteps.




Unit A

Centurion Industrial Park, Bitterne Road West


SO18 1ZA

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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


Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA)



Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

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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