Manufacturing Engineering Degree Apprentice

Hydraforce Hydraulics Ltd
250 Aston Hall Road, Birmingham, B6 7FE
£210.60 per week
24 Mar 2021
10 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
We are looking for candidates to join our 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 either Manufacturing Engineering or Electronic Control 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
  • 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 other positions within the organisation that might suits your skills set. In years second and third year you will attend college on a day release basic to complete your foundation degree. In year four 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 7(A) or above, including mathematics (Higher Paper, English and a science, technology or engineering related subject, as well as A Levels at grade C/4 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 may exist in a variety of engineering areas of the business, from production to technical support however, we would try and place you within the department that you have been assisted to during your apprenticeship. 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)
  • 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
  • HydraForce will reimburse the cost of NUS discount cards for the duration of your apprenticeship

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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