The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is supporting GEA Process Engineering to recruit a L3 Mechanical Fitter Apprentice to join their team and develop within the organisation. You will be trained in all aspects of mechanical fitting, as well as gaining extensive knowledge of engineering materials used in the pharmaceutical sector.
Closing date: 14 Mar 2024
NB: Wage will reflect the National Minimum dependant on age. Annual salary will range from £12,979 to £23,200 pa
Total hours per week: 39
Possible start date
09 Sep 2024
06 Feb 2024
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
Apprentices working at GEA Process Engineering will be working as part of the team, working to complete the requirements of our customers. To ensure you gain the experience you will:
- Demonstrate the ability to read and understand technical drawings in order to assemble build packs and machines to a specified requirement.
- Assemble both large- and small-scale machines.
- Use and demonstrate a variety of mechanical skills and knowledge to efficiently build complex assemblies.
- Work as an individual or within a team,
- Understanding of all health and safety policies and procedures, including the use of the appropriate protective clothing.
- Partake in technical and safety training.
- Use a variety of hand and power tools, including Lathes and Mills.
- Be trained in using overhead cranes and other mobile lifting equipment.
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, a BTEC Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering, (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, 4 days a week, 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.
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
After successful completion of the level 3 apprenticeship the candidate would be considered a qualified fitter and could join the team as a fully skilled member of staff. At GEA we have various different routes and opportunities for progression. This could include, but is not limited to –
- Project Management
- Operations Management
- Design and Engineering
- Procurement and Supply Chain
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
SOUTHAMPTON ENGINEERING TRAINING ASSOCIATION LIMITED (THE)
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:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA)
Level 3 (A level)
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
Before you apply
Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.