Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering
- To complete a programme of training to be conducted within the various departments of Grinding, Turning, Engineering & Planning, Quality Assurance, Assembly and Jig & Tool.
- To become proficient in the application and use of a wide range of machine tools including, but not restricted to, conventional and CNC turning and milling & grinding.
- Fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools.
- Measurement and inspection techniques using a variety of metrology equipment.
- Training in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) using proprietary software packages.
- Carrying out tasks and duties as directed by the Departmental Technical Manager / Supervisor that are calculated to contribute to the requisite levels of performance and competence.
Requirements and prospects
- Demonstrable interest in an engineering discipline.
- To be I.T. literate and familiar with Microsoft Office.
- Aptitude for practical science or engineering skills.
- Ability to work efficiently and accurately.
- Highly motivated.
Our Higher Apprenticeship is aimed at candidates with at least one of the following:
- 3 A-Levels at grade C and above
- City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in a suitable discipline
- Level 3 BTEC Engineering
- Become a fully trained Setter / Engineer in a discipline specialising after the initial 18 months training.
- Become trained in different department across the Company.
- Upon completion of the Higher Manufacturing Apprenticeship there is the potential to progress onto the BEng (Hons) at Colchester Institute.
Things to consider
- All apprentices will be rotated through all the departments:Quality Assurance, Jig & Tool, Turning, Grinding, Assembly and Engineering & Planning
- At the end of the rotation, approx. 18 months, we will review with the candidate where best to be placed