Apprentice Engineer(s) BID GROUP LTD

We have an exciting opportunity for several individuals, based in the Bolton or surrounding area, to join our company and start on the path to a successful career as an Industrial Door Engineer. You will be supported to become a qualified engineer with a mix of practical and classroom-based learning.

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Closing date: 09 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • 30 days holiday • Enhanced pension contribution • Employee Assistance Programme offering 24/7 365 access to wellbeing services • Accident & life cover • Company sick pay scheme

  • Working week

    Basic hours are 8.00am to 4.30pm. Must be flexible.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will undertake a series of  work placements within our production facilities in Westhoughton, Bolton and on-site
  • You will work alongside experienced engineers, to gain all round experience within the door industry
  • You will spend time with our production teams manufacturing high-speed doors and dock levellers
  • You will spend time with our engineers, installing, servicing, repairing, maintaining a range of industrial doors, loading bay equipment, gates and barriers on customer sites throughout the northwest

The training you will be getting

  • You will follow our own in-house training programme, as well as studying towards achieving a Level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship and completing a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations
  • Most of your time will be spent gaining practical experience, although you will be required to attend a classroom-based workshop, once per month, with the apprenticeship training provider

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At the end of the apprenticeship programme, subject to progression and the needs of the business, there will be the opportunity for continuing employment as an Assistant Engineer within one of our specialist divisions, to gain further experience before progressing on to become a Lead Engineer in your own van.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

You must be able to make your own way to our production facility at Wingates Industrial Park, Westhoughton and will possess a full driving licence or intend to work towards this. You should be comfortable with, and capable of, manual handling tasks and working at height and must be willing and able to work overtime as and when required

About the employer

As one of the largest independent industrial door companies in the UK, BID Group have been providing service, repair and installation solutions for all types of industrial doors, loading bay equipment, high speed doors, automatic doors, gates, barriers and turnstiles across the country for over 35 years. With depots strategically located across the UK providing national coverage, and a network of over 60 mobile teams, we continue to strive to deliver the same uncompromising quality that has helped build our brand reputation and retain a strong portfolio of clients that includes many of the best-known UK brands. We understand that our people are key to our success and are looking for the best people to help us to continue with our record growth.




Unit C Elland Close Wingates Industrial Park

Westhoughton Bolton



Michelle Fielden

0870 6075050

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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

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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