Engineering Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship AESSEAL PLC

AESSEAL are looking to recruit an Engineering Operative Level 2 apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 2 qualification.

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Closing date: 26 May 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 9am to 5pm. TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To manufacture components to AESSEAL drawings in stainless 316L and Phosphor Bronze on multiple machines
  • Work to tight deadlines in a pressurised working environment to fulfil our corporate promise of exceptional customer service
  • Verifying and editing CAM programmes in order to ensure components are manufactured to the desired quality and efficiency standards
  • Interpret complex engineering drawings.
  • Perform quality checks as per AESSEAL procedures using measuring equipment and/or CMM
  • Strictly adhere to safe working practices and highlight any potential hazards to relevant team leaders
  • Maintain a clean work area

The training you will be getting

You will complete the Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard and might get an opportunity to continue your development with Level 3 Engineering Technician.

  • Diploma in engineering operations (skills)
  • Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge)

You will be required to attend Bradford College throughout your apprenticeship as the training is one day per week. 

You will also be required to complete maths and English Functional skills if you don't already have GCSE A*-C or 9-4 (or equivalent).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression onto the Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Competent at using a computer, Strong work ethic, Eager to learn, Interest in engineering, Honest, Trustworthy, Enthusiastic, Motivated, promote and manage change


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

About the employer

At AESSEAL we design and manufacture sealing solutions for a sustainable future. We combine both our own success with environmental protection and being a good corporate citizen. Through our investment in innovative new sealing solutions we enable our customers in a wide range of industries to meet the complex needs of society both now and in the future. We believe in operating in an ethical and sustainable manner, providing sealing solutions to our customers that improve reliability and help reduce energy and water consumption. Our world class manufacturing facilities use the latest in machine tool technology and our systems and processes enable us to be the worlds largest homogeneous mechanical seal manufacturer.




Unit 4, Venlo Industrial Estate

Knowles Street



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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


Nick Cockcroft


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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