Development & Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship
SI Protech are introducing a Development & Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship, you’ll get to study towards an engineering bachelor’s degree and work alongside other engineers and technicians. All the while making a real contribution to an innovative plastics engineering business. It’s a great way to earn, learn and grow in confidence as part of a supportive team. The role and training provides you with the perfect platform to progress to a more senior role in the business.
The beginning of our 4 year program will see you undertake 3- 6 month foundation training at our manufacturing plant in Littlehampton, which will give you a broad appreciation of manufacturing engineering principles. After this, you’ll be ready to embark on a series of in-house placements. You’ll undertake internal job-specific training over the remaining three years as well as studying for your university qualification on day-release. All of this will give you practical knowledge in areas such as introducing new products or controlling change to existing manufacturing processes, acquiring new technology and continuous improvement. You’ll learn how to manage projects and costs, how to design and validate manufacturing processes including those with high levels of automation technology, solve engineering and quality problems, and implement quality assurance methods.
What you’ll do
Our Development/ Manufacturing Engineers and technicians are good at what they do. Turning our own designs and customer designs into reality, you’ll learn from engineers, customers, suppliers and operations specialists inside and outside SI Protech, so you’ll enjoy plenty of exposure as you gain the experience you need to become a vital part of our future. All while taking advantage of the amazing opportunities to grow your career.
What you’ll get
- A competitive salary starting from £15000 a year depending on experience and previous qualifications
- An opportunity for international travel including work at our sister company in America
- A pension
- 28 days’ holiday per year (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
- Career support from day one
- A debt-free bachelor’s degree and nationally-recognised qualifications
What you’ll need
Our degree apprentice needs to be passionate about manufacturing engineering. So, you should be analytical, motivated, flexible and most importantly, endlessly curious about how things are made. You’ll also have to be structured, analytical and process-focused. We look for three A-levels (or equivalent) including Maths, plus either Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Computer Science or Engineering at grade C or above (obtained or predicted), along with one other subject at grade C. Alternatively, an engineering-focused level 3 extended BTEC at DDM minimum. You’ll also need GCSEs (or equivalent) at minimum grade C/4 in English and Maths. A more experienced craft level engineering apprentice that is qualified at Level 3 would be considered.
Clean Driving License also required- in order to visit UK based suppliers and customers
Who we are
SI Protech ( UK) Ltd is an award-winning business located in Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK. SI Protech(UK) Ltd is a specialist in developing innovative, high spec injection mouldings and assemblies with a focus on the drinks and beverage industry. In addition there have been developments and products for the, medical, electronics and general industrial sectors. Founded in 1997, it has a long-standing history and as a Limited company has grown throughout the years. SI Protech work with multinational companies to problem solve, develop and produce high quality components and assemblies.
SI Protech started as a product design/design for manufacture, development, and high quality small batch pre-production company – this meant working mainly on initial designs and prototyping. However, as customers found the quality of the products hard to re-source and replicate at other suppliers, this developed increasingly into production engineering and manufacturing. Having moved locations twice to accommodate its expansion, SI Protech has been at its current location in Littlehampton now for eight years.
SI Protech (UK) Ltd turns over £4.7m p.a. and employs 40 people. It supplies into the highly competitive brewing industry. The company currently exports, by value, around 70% of its turnover.