Hydraulic fitter apprentice 57-1453 HEDLEY HYDRAULICS LTD

The apprentice engineer will work from Hedley Hydraulics' technical office/workshops in Wakefield, for immediate start. Hedley Hydraulics' own ‘in-house’ technical product training will be provided to compliment the training that is provided by the AMRC Training Centre.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    You will work Monday to Friday. Your start and finish times including your shift pattern will be determined by the employing company.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The following skills and work routines are typical of our hydraulic fitter/technicians:

  • Build and assemble of hydraulic systems
  • Repair and refurbish existing hydraulic equipment
  • Test hydraulic components and complete systems
  • Fabricate and assemble hydraulic pipework of all sizes
  • Understanding of assembly and part drawings
  • Understanding of hydraulic and electrical schematic drawings
  • Fault diagnosis
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps and valves and their applications
  • Knowledge and implementation of Electrohydraulic & Electromechanical Systems

The training you will be getting

You will study on a Level 3 Engineering Fitter standard on a Mechatronics Maintenance Technician pathway. On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3.

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

Other mandatory qualifications:

Choose one of the following qualifications: 1) Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – Awarding organisation EAL; GLH 750, or 2) Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) – Awarding organisation Pearson; GLH 720 or 3) Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) Awarding organisation City & Guilds; GLH 720.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

Hedley Hydraulics is the UK’s leading provider of hydraulic systems, distributed component sales and services to the industrial market sector. We are involved in the assembly of ‘bespoke’ hydraulic power units and test rigs. We operate across a number of industry sectors, e.g. Petrochemical, Energy, Machine Tool, Food Processing, Automotive.








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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


AMRC Training Centre Recruitment Team


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jul 2024