L3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship COBALT SYSTEMS LTD

The machine is in motion to gain a fantastic opportunity with this growing engineering firm with its well-respected reputation for bespoke print/barcode automated labelling solutions which they design and manufacture for clients in the UK and abroad.

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Closing date: 24 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • Pension and health benefits • Early lunchtime finish on a Friday for all employees • Recognised engineering qualification • 24 days holiday

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm. Friday, 8.30am – 12.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Design, build and commissioning of labelling systems for packaging lines
  • Mechanical and electrical assembly of premium print and apply machinery
  • Repairs in our workshop and onsite
  • Working in our production team, with opportunities to develop in all our technical areas
  • The role will be based at our new manufacturing facilities set in Wardle, Cheshire, with possible UK and European travel

The training you will be getting

  • The successful candidate will work towards a level 3 advanced apprenticeship in manufacturing engineering, offering a wide range of skills varying from electrical, mechanical and PLC work
  • The apprenticeship standard will be Engineering Fitter Level 3
  • This training will be structured and delivered by Cheshire College – South & West
  • If the candidate does not hold GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) or equivalent, they will be required to complete a Level 2 Functional Skill in the relevant subjects
  • Level 3 Engineering Fitter qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • They will also be supported to learn and understand the unique products which this company develops and manufactures

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is an opportunity to develop an engineering career with a company which prides itself on its high staff retention. It’s a company which constantly strives to innovate its product to meet the needs of their long-term customers at home and abroad. As the apprentice’s career progresses, there will be opportunity to progress into a fully-fledged engineer, out on the road.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Genuine interest engineering


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

Things to consider

A full UK driving licence is highly desirable, or evidence it is in progress

About the employer

The Cobalt team are innovative, dynamic and highly skilled, offering a bespoke, specialised print and barcode automated labelling service solution for their valued clients. The firm’s unique selling point is their ability to understand their customer needs and then develop and produce a tailor-made system which works exclusively for the business and reaches industry specific standards, both nationally and internationally. The firm works with a wide range of businesses in different sectors, from SMEs to large industry leaders in the pharmaceutical, horticultural and food and beverage industries. The company is in an exciting period of growth and development, demonstrated by its move at the end of last year to custom-refitted, new premises on an industrial park, close to Nantwich. The experienced, engineering team are looking to expand and new recruits will be joining them at an exciting time for the future of the firm. Staff development is important to Cobalt and the successful, committed candidates of this apprenticeship role will have the full backing of their employer to begin a rewarding engineering career where they will be taught the importance of doing the best possible job and sharing knowledge with and looking after the needs of the customer.




Cobalt Systems Ltd

Cheshire Green Industrial Park

Spitfire Road


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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


Sophie Cain



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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