Engineering Fitter Apprentice (Level 3) LEYBOLD UK LTD

Are you keen to start an exciting career in mechatronics? Are you a self-starter who is keen to grow within an innovative company? If so, we want to hear from you. We are looking for an Engineering Fitter apprentice to join us in Sept 2024, who is excited about maintaining and repairing products that are revolutionizing the world of vacuum.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary review yearly - potential to earn an additional £1,500 upon successful completion of each year based on performance. Additional annual bonus also awarded, up to 7.5% of base salary.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 7.5 hours a day (flexible on hours - early start and early finish, typically 8am to 4pm with breaks)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Responsibilities, aligned with the Level 3 standard, include but aren’t limited to:

  • Making a technical contribution to either the quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning or maintenance of products
  • Applying safe systems of working
  • Applying proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems

The training you will be getting

  • Leybold and our training provider, East Surrey College will collaborate to ensure that you are provided with continuous training and development.
  • The first year you will spend 3 days a week at East Surrey college to learn engineering principles, and this will reduce to 1 day in year 2.
  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will obtain a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Engineering.


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of this scheme, you could be offered a Service Engineer role with our inhouse team in Chessington, with the potential to move out into the field or within the wider Atlas Copco Group.  
  • You could also be offered further training to expand your learning. Many of our Service Engineers began their careers as apprenticeships.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

About the employer

Leybold UK is based in Chessington, and is part of the global Atlas Copco Group. We design and manufacture vacuum pumps systems which create the necessary production conditions for the manufacturing of semiconductors, coated glass, solar cells and the production and packaging of food. Space missions and projects can only be successful if the materials and components used are first tested on Earth under space conditions - using Leybold vacuum equipment and solutions. If you're ready to launch into a career with a global company we're hiring and you could be part of our next mission!




Unit 9 Silverglade Business Park




Sarah Cogswell

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Training provider


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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link to apply to the role - we look forward to receiving your application!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Jun 2024