Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Hydraforce Hydraulics Ltd
250 Aston Hall Road, Birmingham, B6 7FE
£204.75 per week
26 Mar 2019
26 Mar 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
We are looking for candidates to join our Manufacturing Engineer Apprenticeship scheme.The scheme includes the first-year off-site training at Birmingham Met College during which you will work towards your Practical Foundation Engineering Skills, and also commence your Foundation Degree in Manufacturing Engineering (FDeng) (Some Level 3 BTEC Units May be required in year one to bridge Knowledge to Foundation Degree). When you return to the company you will begin your competence development element in Manufacturing Engineering this will involve placements throughout our state-of-the-art facility, these skills will include:
  • Manufacturing Systems or Electrical Engineering
  • Working in various areas within the business
  • Production
  • Quality control
  • Design and project support

All of which will help you understand the contribution these areas make to the overall success of the business. This will help you identify a position within the organisation that suits your skills set. Insecond and third year, you will attend college on a day release basic to complete your foundation degree. In yearsfour and five you will attend Birmingham City University to undertake "Top Up" Units towards your Manufacturing Engineering Degree - BEng (Hons)

You will be given full support to achieve your career targets and aspirations.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Good time management
  • Organisational and planning skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive approach
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good team player
  • Passion for manufacturing / engineering

Desired qualifications

5 GCSE's (or equivalent) at Grade C / 5-9 or above, including mathematics (Higher Paper, English and a science, technology or engineering related subject, as well as A Levels at grade C or above in both a mathematical based subject and a science, technology, engineering or additional mathematics related subject, or 90+ credits in an engineering BTEC at level 3.

Please ensure you include expected grades in your application if pending results.

You may also wish to include any relevant extra-curricular activities that may support your application.

Future prospects

We anticipate that our apprentices will progress to permanent employment within the company.On successful completion of the apprenticeship programme, you may be offered an engineering status level role.Opportunities will exist in all engineering areas of the business, from production to technical support. We will also consider supporting to degree level of education, in an engineering related field.

Things to consider

  • Workwear will be provided with full PPE when the Apprentices work on site
  • 33 days' holiday per year, including bank holidays (when on site)

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will also need to attend an appointment with our College Curriculum team. An email and text will be sent to you to apply on the college website for your chosen apprenticeship framework. Once you have applied via the link provided you will then be sent an email and a letter inviting you into the college to meet with the relevant curriculum team, who will confirm that you are eligible for the apprenticeship.

If you have already applied and attended an appointment session at one of our colleges, please contact your Recruitment Advisor to discuss your interest in this specific vacancy. You do not need to apply again to the college.
  • Eligible for discretionary profit share bonus (based on business performance)
  • Life Assurance on joining
  • Apprentices follow a Structured Training Plan which include both in house and external training
  • Eligible to join defined pension plan under auto enrolment

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be required to travel to both the employer location and attend college. Please ensure that you have researched your travel arrangements and are happy with the time it will takeand distance required to travel, before you apply for this vacancy.

Overtime may be required during years 2 -4 (subject to age and meeting current legislation).

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