Apprentice Mechanical Fitter FARREL LIMITED

Farrel Ltd are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Mechanical Fitter Apprentice. This is a great opportunity to develop new skills and build a career. As a fitter, you'll install components, major equipment, and machinery. This will involve precise alignment techniques with minimum tolerance to demonstrate a successful build.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Mon to Thursday – 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Friday - 8.30 am to 3.00 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be trained to assemble, install and maintain complex machinery, learn to read engineering drawings, and to use a wide range of tools.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Supporting colleagues with product machining and assembly and testing.
  • Work enthusiastically to accept the necessary training required in all areas.
  • Producing components using a range of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, drilling machines and grinding. All manual machines.
  • To gain familiarity with the range of company products and processes
  • To work safely at all times, following all company safety rules and maintaining a tidy work area. The wearing of appropriate PPE at all times is essential.

On qualifying the position will include servicing and repairing clients’ equipment, from heavy plant machinery to other general mechanical work. Working on site and on occasion as required off site at customer premises, located worldwide.

The training you will be getting

  • Training will be on-site at Rochdale Training for the first year of your apprenticeship.
  • Engineering Fitter Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Candidates who show the right attitudes and behaviors will be supported to progress and study to NVQ L4 or higher

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade Grade 6 & Above) Essential

Things to consider

Training will be on-site at Rochdale Training for the first year of your Apprenticeship.

About the employer

Farrel Limited are a part of the HF Mixing Group, which develops and produces machines for the plastics and rubber industry. Farrel Limited have been based on Queensway, Rochdale for more than 100 years and employ in excess of 150 people, many of which are from the local area. In recent years, the site has benefited from considerable investment from the parent company and has made significant improvements to the building, machinery & technology.




27 Queensway



OL11 2PF

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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


Nathan Finn

01706 631 417

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

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