Bathgate Flooring are offering the opportunity for you to learn and obtain experience/qualification in the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical engineering which you will then be able to implement within the live factory environment as part of the engineering team.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage is to be confirmed, but will be above apprentice minimum wage.

  • Working week

    In company working hours: 8.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Thursday. 8.00am - 2.30pm Friday. Half hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As part of the Engineering team you will work alongside experienced engineers who are keen to support your progression.  As your learning/skills develop you will be involved with both preventative and ongoing maintenance/improvement work.

Learning core skills used in the maintenance of electrical control systems and mechanical equipment such as;

  • Health, Safety and the Environment, including risk assessments, safe working procedures and practices
  • Use of hand and power tools
  • Mechanical and Electrical fitting
  • Pneumatic control
  • Electrical fault finding and diagnosis
  • Reading engineering drawings
  • Maintenance management systems
  • Supporting the engineering team with all daily tasks
  • PLC Control Systems

To undertake and successfully complete suitable college courses throughout the training period, achieving academic grades and practical skills to entitle yearly progression.

CAD Design – Fusion 360.

The training you will be getting

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Hereford (HR4 9SX)

Level 3 comprises of:

Duration approximately 40-45 months.

Year 1 includes 26-42 weeks off the job training to cover practical and theory aspects.

Year 2 would include 1 day per week to complete EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge.

Years 2,3&4 will be based in company developing skills in preparation for the end point assessment to gain your Engineering Technician Mechatronics Level 3 qualification.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

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

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment.

Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if needed.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Career in engineering.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities



GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4 or C above) Essential

About the employer

Bathgate Flooring are the largest independent manufacture of Raised Access Flooring panels in the UK.




Thorn Business Park, Rotherwas.


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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


Lisa Wilkinson


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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