Engineering Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Responsive Engineering Ltd

Responsive Engineering, are a contract manufacturer based in the North East of England. We specialise in large, complex fabrications for the Defence, Energy, and Rail sectors. We are recruiting college or sixth form leavers to join our Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship. This level 4 program will provide you with all you need to thrive.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Company Pension, Salary Sacrifice Scheme, Health Cash Plan, Personal Injury Scheme, Death in Service Scheme,

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 07:30 - 12:30 and Friday, 07:30 - 12:30

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn a range of skills, including the knowledge to lead and control fabrication processes, CNC machning, CNC profiling and finishing systems
  • Work across different departments in the engineering team
  • Build positive relationships with internal and external customers
  • work with the project teams to support the manufacture of complex assemblies

The training you will be getting

  • Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Engineering
  • Training will be one day per week - day release
  • Regular in-house training and development opportunities

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once qualified there is the possibility of a permanent role in the Engineering team. If successful further development opportunites may be offered including study towards an Engineering Degree
  • Working within a manufacturing setting is challenging and rewarding, Responsive Engineering are commited to supporting its people throughout thier career

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4-9) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Distinction, Merit, Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Working environment is within a 33,000m3 dedicated production facility located on the banks of the River Tyne. Role will be in a mixture of production and office areas, rotating through teams to gain as much knowledge as possible. Engineering team mentor will be assigned to support you with the learning journey. Exciting role within a pivotal team.

About the employer

Responsive Engineering Ltd provides a complete customised and optimised manufacturing capability under one roof. With our innovative technology and highly skilled employees, we provide discreet components or full service offer to our customers to a very high standard. As a company, we value wellbeing, driven individuals who work well together to be trusted partners with a strong sense of ambition. Our ideal candidate will embody these values and demonstrate a commitment to promoting a safe, positive and supportive work environment.


Responsive Engineering Ltd


Armstrong Works

Scotswood Road

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE15 6UX


Neil Mawson


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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 manufacturing technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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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