Hadley - Level 3 - Apprentice Commissioning Engineer HADLEY INDUSTRIES PLC

To acquire the skills, knowledge and competence to effectively appraise the performance of new tooling or new plant and equipment, ensuring the performance is within or exceeds the requirements as specified by the customer. Ensuring any operating procedures are fully documented for future reference and train others as required.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Year 1 - Monday - Thursday - 8am - 4.30pm, Friday - 8am - 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Hadley Group is a privately owned multi-million pound British company, founded in 1964 by Philip Hadley, which is a large producer of cold rolled steel sections and allied products.


  • Make full use of the training placement available within Hadley Group Technology
  • Gain relevant skills and job knowledge through the apprenticeship training scheme
  • Achieve relevant training qualifications for future job role
  • Attend regular training progress review meetings with Managers and Trainers
  • Attend day release college courses to achieve relevant technical certificates relating to apprentice job role
  • Record job reports for allocated placement and complete training checklists for future reference in the log book/portfolio
  • Promote good health and safety within every training placement
  • Commission New Tooling and/or New Equipment to confirm conformance to Customer requirements
  • Complete Production Paperwork in accordance with BSI requirements to facilitate future performance etc.
  • Train others in the best operating practices for New Tooling and New Plant etc.
  • Be willing to travel to all Hadley Group Sites to support in the introduction of new products and conduct any necessary training
  • Follow company Health, Safety and Environmental policies and procedures, advising management of any improvements required
  • Maintain a good standard housekeeping using the 5S technique
  • Strive to improve operating methods to minimise cost and improve efficiencies, adapting to the use of new technologies as they become available
  • Follow Company quality procedures as per quality manuals, ensue timely and effective corrective actions are taken to resolve any non-conformances
  • Carry out any other duties within the capability of the job holder

The training you will be getting

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us, which are fully paid for, including: 

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)  – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham in year 1
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 
  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • In house training in line with your requirements

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified you will become a fully skilled Commissioning Engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Commitment to the programme, Communication skills, Creative, Focus, Initiative, Logical, Non judgemental, Organisation skills, Practically Minded, Problem solving skills, Team working, Time Keeping


GCSE or equivalent Science (or other relevant subject) (Grade 4 / C / Pass) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 / C / Pass) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C / Pass) Essential

Things to consider

There will be occasional UK wide travel to other Hadley sites

About the employer

Hadley Group is a world leader in advanced cold rolled steel technology, with manufacturing facilities in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and more than 800 employees worldwide. We deliver innovative solutions with applications across sectors as diverse as construction, automotive, industrial and agriculture. At the heart of this is UltraSTEEL®, a patented cold rollforming process that enables the production of components with up to 20% more strength and a similar reduction in raw materials. Our heritage extends back for over 50 years and has been built on the skills of our workforce, ongoing investment in innovative and productive technologies, and the long term relationships that we maintain with customers around the world.




Hadley Group

Downing Street


B66 2PA

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024