Mechanical Engineering Apprentice Voith Turbo Ltd

As the successful engineering apprentice, you will be involved in elements such as; mechanical fitting, assembly, and testing Voith product components. This will be across industries such as oil, gas, marine, vehicles, and rail. Your skills will be learnt across the workshops and in college.

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

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £18,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday; 7am to 3pm. Friday; 7am to 1.30pm. (Breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000236249

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

In the initial 24 months period the successful applicant will learn the key skills to become a mechanical / electro fitter. They will be given the opportunity to develop practical and theoretical knowledge both at college and within the workshop at Voith.

Key learning areas will include: working safely and efficiently in an engineering environment, the use interpretation and communication of technical information. Hand fitting and machining techniques. Maintenance and testing of mechanical components. Electrical and mechanical science. Mathematics for engineers.

  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to manufacture aerospace components/systems.
  • Set up and use a range of measuring, testing, diagnostic tools, rigs and equipment, using approved methods and procedures.
  • Carry out testing and diagnostic activities on installed components, equipment and systems and making adjustment/rectification where applicable.

The training you will be getting

You will gain experience of working in our modern workshops and get first-hand experience of our cutting edge working practices; you will be supported during your apprenticeship by experienced and friendly work colleagues who will support you as you progress through the stages of you apprenticeship with us.

You will attend Kingston College to complete your Engineering Apprenticeship. During your apprenticeship you will achieve the following qualifications.

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Completion of the Apprenticeship is designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions at the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech). This will provide you a solid platform to develop in a career in Engineering.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Creative, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Patience, Team working, Number skills, Logical, Attention to detail, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

We are well served by public transport; our Croydon Site is near to the Waddon Marsh Tram Stop (Croydon Tram) next to the Sainsbury Store (Purley Way).

About the employer

Voith Turbo is a group division of Voith Gmbh headquartered in Heidenheim in Germany. As an international Company of 19,000 employees, we operate in more than 60 countries worldwide. We offer exceptional careers for exceptional people. Voith Turbo in the UK operates from two sites in London. The main site is located in Croydon and our second site is located in Greenford, West London. Voith Turbo offers a comprehensive range of services, products and facilities which are fully capable of continually supporting worldwide industries. Our Croydon site is the base for all our sales teams except Rail, and all our support functions. We have a large modern workshop with production facilities that service the entire Voith Turbo range. Greenford is our dedicated rail facility; it is the base for our rail sales team and is our main rail workshop, where all Voith Turbo rail products can be handled. In addition, in Croydon we manufacture and sell and provide full support services for the Fluidrive range of fluid couplings. Due to the reliability and durability our products are the long-term solution for demanding applications in all industries within the UK and worldwide. 2022 is a year of change for our organisation our Greenford rail division will close in August 2022 and its operations and staff will move to a newly built premises adjacent to our existing Croydon premises.

Employer

Voith Turbo Ltd

Address

Voith Turbo Ltd, 6 Beddington Farm Road

Croydon

CR0 4XB

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Training

Training provider

SOUTH THAMES COLLEGES GROUP

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Apr 2024