The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is supporting Inductotherm to recruit a L3 Engineering Fitter Apprentice to join their Operations team and develop within the organisation. This is an exciting opportunity to become a multi-skilled electrical/electronic engineer and develop a long term career in this field.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Travel expenses–train or mileage (for drivers) while attending SETA & college / Annual profit related bonus / 21 days holiday (plus Christmas shutdown) / Laptop / Branded workwear / Employee Assistance Programme & dedicated mental health support

  • Working week

    Employer: Mon-Thurs 7.00 am – 3.30 pm, Fri – 7.00 am – 2.30 pm SETA: Mon-Thurs 8.00 am - 4.00 pm. Fri - 8.00 am - 3.00 pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprentices working at Inductotherm will be working as part of the team, working to complete the requirements of the L3 Engineering Fitter Standard.

To ensure you gain the experience you will:

  • Work along side experienced Production staff undertaking manufacturing processes
  • Undertake computer aided design tasks guided by experienced engineers of varying disciplines (mechanical, electrical and electronic)
  • Shadow existing Test Engineers to gain understanding and experience of electronic and electrical testing processes and quality standards
  • Gain an overall understanding of other departmental functions via rotation as applicable

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
  • You will also 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
  • After your initial training at SETA, you will be with your employer working on developing your skills; gaining certification in a level 3 NVQ, 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

These final tests 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

  • Career opportunities are varied and initally include: Junior Test Engineer, progressing to Test Engineer, Service Engineer, or ultimately Test Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Technically motivated, High level-academic capability


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to SETA (Southampton) easily in year 1 and then Basingstoke in subsequent years. There is no guaranteed car parking available at the Training Provider.

About the employer

Inductotherm Heating & Welding designs and manufactures the world’s most technologically advanced systems for induction heating and welding. Our products are used globally across many industrial sectors.




Thermatool House Crockford Lane



RG24 8NA

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Training provider


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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