Engineering Technician Apprentice THURSTON ENGINEERING LTD

A great opportunity to join the team and learn the day-to-day processes of a busy engineering workshop. Working alongside skilled engineers you will progress to be conversant with all processes and machinery. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to become a valuable player in this specialist world learning valuable skills.

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Closing date: 05 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage will depend on experience and age.

    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 - Friday 08:00 - 17:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Some of the your duties, but not limited to are;

  • Learning and understanding the theory of engines.
  • How to operate the specialist day-to-day machinery used to repair and re-manufacture worn, damaged engines and components
  • Manufacture replacement parts.

Eventually you will learn to possess the ability to specialise in key areas such as; Crankshaft grinding, line boring, cylinder head re-conditioning, vertical boring and honing.

In addition to working to drawings and manufacturing tooling and components.


The training you will be getting

Harlow College offers 2 different routes through the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

Qualifications achieved:

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Competence)
Level 2 Diploma in Mechatronics (Knowledge)
You will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Competence) - Mechatronics
Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Machining/Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Knowledge)

Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is an opportunity for progression, further training and a permanent post on completion of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Enthusiasm/Motivation, High standards, Reliable, Good time management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Engineering (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Rural location and no public service. Own transport advisable.

About the employer

Thurstons are a modern well-equipped company that still retains the old-fashioned principle of total dedication to clients’ needs in terms of both quality and workmanship and keeping to time schedules. After 75 years of trading, we believe we are capable of satisfying the most discerning customer.








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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


Kellie Tighe


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

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