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Electrical Engineering Fitter VECSTAR LIMITED

Leading UK manufacturer of Electric high-temp Furnaces and Industrial Ovens have a great opportunity for an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering. Working on the build and repair section you will be trained in all aspects of the design, build and assembly of our high-temp products.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    40 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    24 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Read & understand engineering drawings produced from 3D CAD designs
  • Fitting of electrical parts
  • Cutting and installation of high temp insulation
  • Assembly of electrical wiring, high temp insulation and heating elements and controllers
  • Final assembly and testing of complete Furnaces including safety checks & quality assurance certs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excited to work in a manufacturing environment
  • A fast learner who likes a challenge
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Respectful and honest 
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • A genuine interest in engineering with an electrical bias
  • Some previous training/experience within an engineering environment would be an advantage but not essential

Personal qualities

  • Enjoys working alongside skilled tradespeople to learn the art of complete assembly of all our Heating products
  • Including your excellent academic skills you will consider yourself to be a practical person with good attention to detail
  • You will be someone with a positive attitude who is hard working, eager to learn and who shows respect for others

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grade C (4) & above in English & maths or equivalent
  • Level 2 in engineering advantageous

Future prospects

  • Progression throughout the company
  • Design and CAD opportunities
  • HNC/HND for the right candidate

Things to consider

Must be able to travel to work on a daily basis and to the training Chesterfield College centre on day release.

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About the employer

Vecstar designs and manufactures best in class high temperature products for our customers in the aerospace, engineering, materials science, medical, bio-science and manufacturing industries around the world for over 35 years. We pride ourselves on the quality of support we provide to every customer, whether they are purchasing from our standard range of products or working with them to design and manufacture custom equipment specific to their needs. 




Units 11-12

Foxwood Road


S41 9RF

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chesterfield College


Rachael Wood 0345 850 1055

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Engineering Fitter Standard, with support from your employer and Learning Unlimited.

As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete maths, and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship.  Upon successful completion you will be awarded an additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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