Apprentice Engineering Operative AQUATIC CONTROL ENGINEERING LTD

Aquatic Control Engineering (ACE) Ltd are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated Apprentice Engineering Operative to join the busy Operations team and to complete the Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 29 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Assembly of ACE products ready for shipment/installation, liaising with the project engineers and ACE team; ensuring all assemblies are completed to the highest possible standard
  • Quality control of parts prior to assembling
  • Using both hand and power tools on a daily basis
  • Operating stud welding and plastic welding equipment
  • Reading engineering drawings (digital & paper) and instructions to plan and execute tasks daily
  • Following company Health and Safety rules and monitoring any potential hazards, reporting of accidents, incidents and near misses
  • Working to safe systems of work within the warehouse at all times
  • Physical work including assisting the Operations team with loading and unloading of site vehicles, preparing for installation works (heavy duty lifting work)
  • Keeping the warehouse and work area safe, clean and tidy at all times  
  • Future assistance with site installation works (including working away)

Essential requirements and key skills include:

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills to ensure cost-efficient processes are completed
  • Good team working skills to work with a broad range of people within the business
  • To be self-motivating and have a can-do attitude
  • Good time keeping
  • High-quality workmanship with key attention to detail
  • Presentable in a professional working manner
  • Must have a full UK clean driving licence or working towards gaining this with travel abilities to and from ACE HQ

The training you will be getting

The Apprentice will work towards their Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Fitter Level 3. 

The successful candidate will be assigned a dedicated assessor who will provide support and guidance throughout the course. This is a Day Release programme which means you will attend Lincoln College, 1 day per week, term time only. This will fall within your contracted working hours.

Course outline:

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Aquatic Control Engineering is looking for an Apprentice to join the company with the vision that successful completion of the apprenticeship will lead to full-time, permanent employment. The business can offer progression with a variety of roles such as Mechanical Operatives, Design Engineers and Project Management.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*/9 – C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Additional company benefits include: 25 days holiday plus UK bank holidays. Birthday Holiday day off. Flexible working scheme (additional hours worked, in lieu taken). Free onsite parking. Full Health and Safety training given such as CSCS Operative card, working in confined spaces etc. All PPE requirements are given. Due to the location of ACE HQ, the successful candidate must either have the ability to drive themselves or have guaranteed transport to and from work.

About the employer

Design, Supply, Project Management, Installation and Manufacture of water level control equipment.







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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


Apprenticeship Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

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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