Production Apprentice

Haywards Heath
£210 Per Week
31 May 2019
28 Jun 2019
Account Executive Thomas Coombes
Contract Type

We are pleased to present you with a fantastic opportunity to kick start your engineering career with an exciting and innovative company providing software systems and application solutions to the maritime industry. The right candidate will have the opportunity to grow into a valued member of the team and potentially be offered a Higher National Diploma in Engineering.

Objective of the role:

To assist with routine operations of electronic/mechanical instrument assembly including preparing cables, wires and parts; supporting the machine shop, packing and labelling. The role will also involve occasional onsite visits with the PSM service and commissioning team.


Cable Prep - Measuring cables to length and preparing ends ready for connection to instruments

Soldering - Tinning Wire, connecting electronics and surface mount/conventional component soldering

Panel Build - Wiring panels to drawings

Semi-automated Potting - Encapsulation of electronics

Support Machine Shop - Drilling/taping, machine polish welds, engraving and centre lathe turning

Support Welding - Precision automatic micro pulsed T.IG / precision laser welder

Bilge Switch Assembly - Full fabrication and test of Bilge switches

Inspection - Measurement of machined components and testing of electrical components

Picking Parts - Using parts list to pick parts from the stores ready for production

Labelling - Using a PC, prepare labels to be adhered to finished products

Packing - Ensuring products are complete and packed ready for despatch

Training to be Provided:

The Advanced Level apprenticeship programme enables candidates to work towards a framework of qualifications, as follows:

• Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

• Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

• Level 2 Functional Skills in Math, English and ICT

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

• Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Expected Duration:

36-48 Months

Skills Required:

- Computer Literate

- Ideally some engineering experience or L2 engineering qualification

Qualifications Required:

GCSE (or equivalent) Grade C/4 or above in English, Maths, Science and 2 other subjects - ICT would be an advantage

Personal Qualities:

We are looking for someone with a keen interest in science and technology - through academic studies, hobbies and interests. You should have a keen interest in how things work. You should be self motivated with a good attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team. Good organisation skills are essential for this role.

Future Prospects:

The Opportunity to move into a Full time Production Technician Role and depending on progression shown throughout the Apprenticeship you may be offered a HND In Engineering.

Other Important Information:

All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour effective from 1st April 2019. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Reality Check:

Own Transport would be an advantage