Mechanical Engineering (Gunsmithing) Apprentice G.M.K. LTD

Do you have an eye for detail and an interest in how things work? PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Mechanical Engineering Apprentice for our client, GMK. This role involves learning how to use technical information to build and rebuild mechanical assemblies. You will also be completing tests to ensure specifications are met

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

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Closing date: 01 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm (30 min meal break)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    24 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Plan work activities, including sourcing components, equipment and tooling
  • Interpret technical information
  • Prepare the work area for assembly task
  • Assemble components to produce equipment, machines and systems
  • Produce complex high value, low volume assemblies
  • How to produce and/or re-furbish components
  • Check your work against quality standards and make any required adjustments
  • Hand over products and prepare the work area for the next task
  • With experience you will also be able to identify and resolve problems

The training you will be getting

  • This Mechanical Apprenticeship programme forms part of GMK’s succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process
  • During your Level 3 Engineering Fitter apprenticeship you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant training centre for off-the-job training
  • You will learn how to work safely, work efficiently, use technical information, maintain mechanical and electrical equipment and use hand tools
  • Your Level 3 programme will include, a level 3 Engineering work-based qualification delivered by PETA, and day release for 24 months to complete a level 3 BTEC technical certificate. Overall duration 45 months

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The career opportunities at GMK are very varied.  We have a strong track record of training and developing people to reach their full potential
  • Our previous apprentices have gone onto become valuable members of our team
  • Fulltime employment
  • Further personal development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Willingness to learn, Positive attitude, Self Motivated, Learn through instruction, Real interest in maintenance, Manual dexterity


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

About the employer

GMK imports and distributes shotguns, rifles and ammunition for sports shooting, as well as supplying firearms and ammunition to UK law enforcement and the Ministry of Defence. Our highly skilled gunsmiths want to train and mentor you to become an indispensable asset in our service and repair workshop. This is your unique opportunity to become an expert gunsmith in an industry leading business. Join us and become the best that you can be.







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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 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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Sep 2024