Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Loop Technology

Loop Technology are industrial automation experts, with our HQ set in the heart of beautiful Dorset. Specialising in robotics, and the aerospace sector, we have many years of experience delivering state-of-the-art solutions to household name companies. We are looking for a Level 3 Engineering Fitter apprentice to join us on our exciting journey.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    At Loop Technology you will receive 25 days holiday + bank holidays, sick pay following the passing of probation, and access to an employee assistance programme to support with your health and wellbeing.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be supporting us with the following areas: 

  • Assembly of industrial robotics systems. 
  • Testing of mechanical components and assemblies. 
  • Machining of components and prototype parts - Milling and Turning using both Manual and CNC machines.  
  • Fabrication - welding, cutting, grinding and use of various power tools. 
  • Adjustment of non-conforming parts and addition of features to parts for the purpose of assembly – this includes tapping, drilling, grinding etc.  
  • Reviewing and working from technical drawings and 3D models of systems.  
  • Electrical assembly of cabinets, panels and robotic tooling.  

The training you will be getting

  • In partnership with Bournemouth and Poole college, you will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. You will attend the college one day a week during term time.
  • The remainder of your apprenticeship you will spend with us at the Loop Technology Centre in Poundbury. 
  • Whilst you are here you will be involved in a variety of engineering build tasks, really learning your craft from the ground up. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will gain an insight into a number of different engineering types including build engineering, design engineering, software engineering and commissioning. We are open to developing talent, so if you show great aptitude, interest and skills in a certain area- we will happily develop you. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Design & Technology (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

We specialise in state of the art industrial automation technology. Our core disciplines are in the areas of machine vision, industrial robotics and motion control systems, all of which have become vital in contributing to greater output and consistent product quality. Our expertise extends across the high value manufacturing sector including in aerospace, automotive and renewable energy. Systems on offer vary from standalone vision inspection through to robot milling and vision guided robot cells. We also provide highly specialised machines with over seven hundred axes of motion for the high rate deposition of ply based materials in the composites industry. It is true to say we often succeed where perceived industry leaders fail.


Loop Technology







Chelsea Sherry

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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 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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