Apprentice Electrical Engineering Operative with Integral Electrical Services Ltd Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

This business manufactures temporary power equipment - primarily for the events sector (entertainment, festivals etc.). In 2022 they provided equipment for The Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, countless music festivals, and The World Cup in Qatar. They also supported the NHS in their roll-out of Nightingale Hospitals and COVID Vaccination Centres. You will be working with skilled panel wiremen - effectively as a ‘mate’ to fully understand the complexities of the processes and product.

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Closing date: 02 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your day to day duties will include, and you will receive training in the following: 

  • To gain the knowledge to fully understand work flows, and the works order process.
  • Goods in - check and put away
  • Inventory - stock locations etc
  • Demand planning and its impact on production lead times etc.
  • Working with skilled panel wiremen - effectively as a ‘mate’ to fully understand the complexities of the processes and product.
  • To understand components, sub-assemblies and related processes, and their functions.
  • To work with, and be guided by, existing secondary production colleagues to understand and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to prepare consumables and sub-assemblies
  • To gather together the bill of materials and deliver to the production point ready for assembly at the right time
  • To acquire engineering skills that support specific customer requirements, or meet technical challenges that arise as a regular part of our business
  • To understand the product testing process and its rationale
  • To work with despatch to ensure finished goods are available by the due date to meet customer requirements.

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


  • Diploma in engineering operations (skills) level 2
  • Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge)

In addition to your Engineering Operative qualification you will receive training on the job from experienced colleagues. You will also attend college to undertake training in engineering theory and assessments. It is likely that the college training will take place in person at Sandwell College, usually on a weekly basis. 

You will be given time during working hours to complete any assignments or work towards your qualification, and college attendance is also part of your paid working week. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There will be opportunities for further employment with the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship training 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Sandwell is situated in the heart of the Black Country. In 2020 we were placed in the Top 100 employers nationally for apprentices, making Sandwell a great place to undertake an apprenticeship! Our apprenticeship team Think Sandwell advertise opportunities both in the council and with external employers.


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council


Units 40/41 Kelvin Way Trading Estate

Kelvin Way

West Bromwich

B70 7TP


Nicola Farrow

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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