Panel Wire Apprentice



Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 5 July 2024


This vacancy is for an Apprentice Panel Wireman based in Darwen. The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Engineering fitter (level 3)
Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


3 Years 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 3 Engineering Fitter BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Functional Skills, Level 2 in mathematics, English, ICT, working with others and improving your own learning. Functional Skills requirements is subject to the successful applicants GCSE results. Grade A-C/4-9 and within 5 years old means the apprentice will be relaxed from completing functional skills Certification evidence will need to be provided
  • Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Delivery of training to be confirmed

Where you’ll work







An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Engineering fitter (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Reading, interpreting and understanding the component or assembly specification, diagrams, drawings and work instructions.
  • Planning component or assembly task – materials, tools and equipment.
  • Preparing work area for component or assembly task; sourcing required resources, tools and equipment.
  • Carry out relevant planning and preparation activities before commencing work activity and know how to source required resources and interpret detailed drawings, specifications and job instructions.
  • Checking tools during and after task completion; identifying and reporting defects.
  • Measuring and testing, checking or inspecting component or assembly for example; use of micrometers, verniers, multimeters, voltmeter.
  • Problem solving; analysing the issue and fixing the issue where appropriate.
  • Applying improvement techniques; recommending or implementing solutions where appropriate.
  • Communicating with colleagues or customers (internal or external).
  • Completing component or assembly documentation for example job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation.
  • Reporting work outcomes or issues.
  • Restoring the work area on completion of the activity; returning any resources and consumables to the appropriate location and house-keeping.
  • Disposing of waste in accordance with waste streams; re-cycling, re-using where appropriate.
  • Operating within limits of responsibility.
  • Operating in line with quality, health and safety and environmental policy and procedures; identifying risks and hazards and identifying control measures where applicable.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4 (C) or above)
    • Maths (grade 4 (C) or above)

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • ICT (grade 4 (C) or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills

    Other requirements

    Please do not contact Company direct. Please note; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

    About this company

    The objectives of Iris are to engage efficiently, responsibly and profitably in energy conservation through mechanical engineering services. Focusing on each clients? tailor made solutions in order to reduce energy consumption/effectively control plant items in commercial environments. The backbone of Iris engineering solutions are centralised within the in-house manufactured control panel solutions. Each control panel is designed/built/tested to exceedingly high standards by the manufacturing team, who share 40 years of experience in panel manufacture. A client?s needs are incorporated to every control panel that leaves the Iris Head Office with the utmost attention to detail from personalised labelling to tailor-made enclosures. The applications Iris control panels can be used for are completely flexible all a client need do is enquire and our account managers will engineer the complete solution through the intense in-depth design process. We have experience with mounting and wiring techniques associated with all Major PLC manufacturers (Siemens, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi etc.) we also have a broad range of experience when wiring/mounting BEMS and process control hardware along with HMIs. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Engineers are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected.? Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Grace Gardner


    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262952.

    Apply now

    Closes on Friday 30 August

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