Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering

Braintree Precision Components Ltd
2-8, Blackwell Drive, Braintree, CM7 2QJ
£169.65 - £339.69 per week
05 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
  • 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

Desired skills

  • Demonstrable interest in an engineering discipline.
  • To be I.T. literate and familiar with Microsoft Office.
  • Aptitude for practical science or engineering skills.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately.
  • Highly motivated.

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

  • 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

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