Mechanical fitter apprentice 57-1404 QUARTZELEC LTD

Quartzelec support local industry and infrastructure from our facility in Grimsby with a range of unique rotating machine services. The activities undertaken by our Mechanical Fitting department are both diverse and challenging as they cover all aspects of the manufacture, repair & refurbishment of machines, which are often extremely complex.

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

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    You will work Monday to Friday. Your start and finish times including your shift pattern will be determined by the employing company (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The role will allow the individual to get involved in all aspects of mechanical engineering processes within the rotating machines industry. Machine shop activities, balancing & mechanical fitting. These are all areas in which you will gain experience and find your place.

Your Key Responsibilities & Accountability on completion of the apprenticeship include:

  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Repair & Refurbishment of mechanical assemblies
  • Preparing and using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Preparing and using Milling Machines
  • Dynamic Balancing & Laser Alignments
  • Attend lectures, practical workshops, and visits as per training provider's learning plan

In addition to the above responsibilities, you will also be taught general machining skills.

The training you will be getting

You will study on a Level 3 Engineering Technician standard on a Mechatronics Maintenance Engineer pathway. On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3.

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships earns nationally recognised qualifications that are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world.

These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

Quartzelec is an independent, multi-disciplined service provider that employs over 600 people in the UK and overseas with a turnover in excess of £70 million. We support the industrial, infrastructure, commercial and service sectors with a unique range of contracting and rotating machine services as well as developing and providing support products offered through the Quartzelec group of companies.




Armstrong Street


DN31 1XD

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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


AMRC Training Centre Recruitment Team

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

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jul 2024