Manufacturing Engineer (degree) Apprentice SUPERIOR SEALS LIMITED

With its own in-house training Academy and engineering workshop, Superior can support you during your entire Apprenticeship. The Company has been recognised for having one of the best Apprenticeship programmes in the UK by the National Apprenticeship Service.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Our apprenticeship offers you the chance to achieve a degree in Engineering Manufacturing Management.
  • We will ensure that you get the full picture of the business, from core manufacturing, to project and business management.
  • Once you have completed your first year in our Academy, you will complete monthly rotations in each area of the business then move into your first permanent role.
  • Our Engineering Apprenticeship is accredited by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

The training you will be getting

  • Manufacturing Engineer (degree) Apprenticeship standard Level 6, which typically includes a HNC or Foundation Degree
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths up to Level 2 as required
  • Your first year at Superior will be spent full time in our training Academy with our dedicated training manager to support you.
  • One day a week will be spent at Bournemouth and Poole College, to ensure you get a full understanding of an engineering business, from the ground upwards.
  • Delivery method of training to be confirmed, but will include the following topics;
    • Full Health and Safety training
    • Manual machining
    • CNC machining
    • Mechanical Inspection
    • Finishing skills
    • Analytical Methods for Manufacturing
    • Manufacturing Processes
    • Business and Project Management
    • Leadership and development
    • Chemistry

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Continued support upon successful completion of each apprenticeship standard to then go on to study HNC- Foundation Degree - Degree (For example: Bachelors in Engineering) - Master’s Degree (all funded by Superior).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

interpersonal skills, A solid level of maths, Accountability, communication skills, enthusiastic, hard working, Integrity


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science (Grade 5 or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Engineering, Science or Maths (Grade Pass or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Engineering, Science or Maths (Grade Pass or above) Desired

Things to consider

We expect all our employees to have high levels of commitment with a strong work ethic. You will need to be self-motivated and set yourself challenging goals and objectives.

About the employer

Superior works closely with global market leaders in sectors including engineering, automotive, food and beverage, electronics and medical equipment. We strive to help ensure the dependability and quality of our clients’ products. As these products evolve, they, in turn, create ever more sophisticated demands.




8 Nimrod Way, East Dorset Trade Park


BH21 7SH

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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

Apprenticeship standard

Manufacturing engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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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