A fantastic opportunity to join a engineering company with a history of continued and sustainable growth along with continuous investment to people. Apprenticeships give you the opportunity and support to develop new work placed skills in an organisation committed to your professional success.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 08:00-16:30 This could vary when in the workplace.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

Rotations in the workplace will include:

·        CNC Machining

o   Understand how to set and operate various manual and CNC turning and milling machine tools including 4/5 axis 

o   Understand and be able to edit NC part programs, set and adjust tooling required for component manufacture

·        Mechanical Fitting

o   Understand how to carry out fitting skills in areas of Winding, Turbine Blading, Diaphragms and Generator Coil Production including overhaul and assembly work and small, minor component adjustments either manually or on small machinery

o   Understand how to ensure quality of product and operations to meet drawing and customer requirements to standard hand trade and craft norms and best practices.

·        Welding

o   Understand how to prepare and conduct manual Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Manual Metal Arc (MMA) and Sub Arc welding on various Steam Turbine and Generator products working on advanced Stainless Steels and working to high standards.

o   Understand how to set up and use orbital TIG welding equipment on various pipe assemblies

Understand how to prepare and conduct advanced fillet and butt TIG welding on various stainless and duplex steel components with limited access for steam turbine components

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Advanced apprenticeship
  • Block Release between MTC training and the workplace

Typical mandatory qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Discussions for futher education or employment 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Driver


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths, Science (Grade 4+) Essential

Things to consider

This role requires candidates to be over the age of 18 due to the nature of the role and the health and safety involved. They would also like a driving license or working towards getting this

About the employer

The Field Service Apprentice Fitter travels to Power Plants in the UK and occasionally other areas worldwide and supports our internal and external customers once qualified as a Mechanical Fitter. Under direct supervision, you will safely accomplish the installation, stripdown, inspection, maintenance activities and reassembly of power units and their auxiliaries on units ranging from 2MW through to 2000MW. World class execution done Safely, on budget, with the right Quality. You will receive direction onsite from Lead or Sr. Turbine Mechanics and work closely with Skilled Craft Labor Supervisors, EHS personnel, and the Operations Department to achieve your goals. During your time, you will also have a rotation working in the Company’s workshop based in Rugby




Pilot Way Ansty Business Park




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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 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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