Electrical / Mechanical Apprentice HIGHNETT LTD

Highnett Controls are a long-established company that takes pride in producing quality electrical control products to our customers exacting standards. We are looking for a really keen apprentice and will give you the opportunity to rotate across the different area of the business e.g design, manufacturing, testing, repairs and installation.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.30pm with two 30 minute breaks.

    Total hours per week: 42.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Our electrical /mechanical apprenticeship is suited for those who are interested in the practical (hands on) elements of engineering with a strong bias towards the electrical.

Over the duration of the scheme, you will have the opportunity to rotate across a number of departments and projects, completing various manufacturing activities, design, installation, testing /validation, and modification/ repair activities on a number of different electrical control systems with the ultimate aim of moving you into a final placement based on business requirements and your skills displayed during your apprenticeship.

Tasks will include:

  • Fabrication of control panels and equipment layout in preparation for wiring
  • Reading and interpreting wiring and engineering drawings for assembly
  • Wiring electrical panels, boards and cubicles to specification and preparing for testing
  • Calculating cable sizes to load and determining the appropriate means of termination
  • Choosing the right tools for the required job and using them in a correct and safe manor
  • Working as an individual and a team member to see a project from conception to completion
  • Being able to prioritise you own work schedule to help yourself and others to achieve a high-quality build within schedule
  • Produce accurate as built details for sign off
  • Assist senior engineers to fault find existing equipment and install new equipment
  • Testing and commissioning equipment built by others. You never test your own work
  • Working on and building and maintaining Solar panel controls, mains supply switching equipment, Hydrogen fuel cell controls, factory manufacturing machines and a wide and varied assortment of other electrical mechanical controls

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will work towards the Level 3 Engineering Fitter Standard
  • There will be weekly day release to Basingstoke College and monthly 1-1 workplace training and review meetings
  • Functional skills maths and English Level 2 would be delivered remotely if needed 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • On-going personal development is encouraged and supported

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Team working, Proactive


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 /C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential

Things to consider

The start date is flexible between now and the 2nd September.

About the employer

Originally formed in 1978, Highnett Controls has in depth experience of all aspects of electrical, instrumentation and control systems. The company was incorporated in 1994 as Highnett Ltd trading as Highnett Controls. The company manufactures control & instrumentation systems as well as carrying out electrical and mechanical installation, maintenance, and routine machine serving and repair for industry. Offering a one stop solution for industrial maintenance. Working in close contact with customers and end users, Highnett Controls provide total solutions, from design through to completion and on site commissioning. We design and build panels for companies based all over the UK and abroad.







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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


Rachel Eaves


07922 426414

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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