Nicholsons Sealing Technologies Ltd, based in Stanley, have an excellent opportunity for a Production Engineer Apprentice to join the company. As part of the apprenticeship, you will work within the production engineering team using cutting edge CAE, engineering and structural modelling tools.

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Closing date: 17 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentices will be supported with paid day release will benefit from a private pension scheme, non-contractual Business Performance Related Bonus, 23 days’ annual leave (rising with service) plus Bank Holidays.

  • Working week

    A working week of 38 hours over 5 days with an early Friday finish, offering excellent work/life balance. 30 minute unpaid lunchbreak.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

During your time as an apprentice, you will receive training and a recognised qualification in:

  • CAD (AutoCAD/Solidworks)
  • You’ll learn how to use various measuring equipment such as Micrometres, Verniers and CMM
  • Designing, developing and building of new machinery and tooling
  • Operating lathes, grinders, CNC machines and other tool room equipment
  • Setting and operating plasma welding equipment
  • Continuous improvement and 5C standards

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Level 2 Foundation Competence.
  • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development competence)
  • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development knowledge)

Delivered as day release at Derwentside College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Before completion of your apprenticeship, there will be the opportunity to explore future roles and career development. The organisation has a real commitment to ensuring everyone reaches their full potential whilst contributing to the success of the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

Nicholsons Sealing Technologies Ltd are a global specialist in the design and manufacture of high-temperature metal seals for aerospace, automotive and power generation sectors. As part of the Production Engineering team, you will learn to design and develop ‘near-net forming processes’ for critical customer applications. Working alongside toolmakers, production team leaders and design engineers you will use cutting edge CAE, engineering and structural modelling tools to develop precision rolling and forming processes that deliver rapid prototyping for test-engine development and stable, capable production processes for mature seal programmes.




Amos Drive Greencroft Industrial Park



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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


Apprenticeship recruitment team

Apprenticeship standard

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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