Assembly Apprentice (Level 3 Engineering Fitter) TAYLOR HOBSON LIMITED

Opportunity to join our expanding Assembly or Machine Shop teams. This is a great opportunity for a person to practice their technological skills within a world leading metrology business. The work is varied and includes general machining, product assembly & testing of our high precision metrology instrumentation. Full on-site training is provided.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    28 days holiday + bank holidays, age related increases and course staged completion increases in salary, option to join Taylor Hobson Social Club, monthly activities

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 7.00am - 3:30pm and Friday, 7.00am - 12.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assemble, test, and calibrate valuable products, at times working with small components and demanding deadlines
  • Develop product knowledge to support all areas of Assembly and/or Machine shop production when required
  • Develop skills in electrical and mechanical precision assembly with the ability to support internal customers, other departments and team members

The training you will be getting


  • Level 3 Apprenticeships Standard in Engineering Fitter-
  • Level 3 Diploma (EAL) in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Delivery Method:

  • Apprentices attend Loughborough College one day per week (Term Time Only)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time role with view to wider organisation progression, e.g. skilled technician, service technician, product development or other engineering roles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths, English and Science (Grade C / 4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

Taylor Hobson Ltd was established in 1886 and acquired by AMETEK in 2004. TH is a world leader in field of surface and form metrology, providing contact and non-contact measurement solutions to the most demanding applications with a worldwide infrastructure to support clients. Markets include optics, automotive, aerospace, medical, precision machining, and next generation technologies, particularly semiconductor, hard disk, precision optics and energy.




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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


Recruitment Team (Loughborough College)

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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