Apprentice Hydraulic Engineer, learning all the aspects of hydraulic engineering and their practical application. Working alongside our experienced team of engineers to interpret hydraulic circuit drawing and machine designs, understanding how hydraulic components work and best methods of fitting and installing.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Performance related Christmas bonus

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 8.00-16.30 Friday 8.00-15:30

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will have the opportunity to get hands on experience in a safe and controlled environment, eventually progressing to building entire machines from a set of drawings and a box of components always with the support  of your colleagues and staff members.

You’ll be working on machines for reservoirs, water treatment, hydroelectric power stations along with many other industries.

The apprentice hydraulic engineer role will involve the successful candidate working in the full suite of disciplines required to build hydraulic systems:

·         Interpreting hydraulic circuit drawing and arrangement drawings

·         Assembling & testing hydraulic systems to drawings

·         Assembling & testing hydraulic cylinders

·         Problem solving faults and issues with hydraulic system

·         Installation of pipework on site

·         Fabrication work (training to be provided)

  • Machining (training to be provided)

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician.  

One day per week release at Stoke on Trent College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The role will grow with the candidate and their aptitude for embracing the work required. The company will support the successful candidate through additional training for personal and company growth including funding courses and time to complete those courses. Opportunity to increase responsibilities as skills and competence increase.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Logical, Enthusiasm, Work under pressure


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or Above) Essential

Things to consider

The nature of hydraulic engineering means there are risks involved in dealing with systems of high pressure (our systems can go up to 400 bar of pressure, car tyres are only 2 bar). As such, we have robust safety protocols and all safety rules are strictly enforced for the safety of all our staff. The work will be physical and there will be some cause for working outdoors especially when working on reservoirs and near watercourses. Due to the nature of the job, we are accepting applications from those aged 18+

About the employer

Axis Hydraulics Ltd are specialists in design, manufacture and installation of hydraulic systems. We create systems that are used in the prevention of flooding in major cities, controlling water flow in reservoirs, water filtration, hydro-electric power stations both in the UK and around the world. All our employees get the chance to see a system be built from the ground up, working on the original concept all the way through to being installed on site. You will have a chance to learn from our experienced team who have also come through the company as apprentices.




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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 Dawson

01782 603689

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations 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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