Technical Apprentice Jonic Engineering Ltd

This is a great opportunity to work for an engineering company that has been established for over 50 years and specialises in manufacturing quality hydraulic cylinders. Designing, building, servicing, and repairing a range of engineering products and services.

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Closing date: 24 Apr 2023

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

    7am to 3.45pm Monday to Thursday with half hour lunch. 7am to 1pm Friday.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 May 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

  • To undertake a range of tasks suited to the current level of training and development
  • To learn about CNC machining methods and the tooling required
  • Learn about machining times and the most efficient way to make products
  • CAD modelling and detailing using SolidWorks
  • Learning how to control Design changes through the production system
  • Learn about the costs of manufacturing products
  • Maintain suitable records and databases Excel, Word, etc.
  • Data input and administration of the companies ERP Software

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will receive on the job training and guidance from your employer and will also attend Sandwell College 1 day per week to achieve your Level 3 Engineering Technician qualifications.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • An employer approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The possibility of a secured role and progression within the organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Practical, Hard Working


GCSE or equivalent Design Technology (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Jonic Engineering was formed in 1966 and has been manufacturing quality hydraulic cylinders ever since. Acquired by the present owner in 1978, the company has expanded and developed its technical and manufacturing expertise and has now established itself as a major supplier to 'blue chip' customers through the provision of top-quality products and services. One area where we are particularly experienced is in the designing of hydraulic cylinders and here, we offer a comprehensive CAD design service free of charge to our customers using the latest Solid Works 3D CAD design software.


Jonic Engineering Ltd


Speedwell Road

Hay Mills


B25 8EU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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