Apprentice Manufacturing Engineer

Tixall Road, Stafford, ST16 3UB
£17,844.00 annually
14 Apr 2021
08 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
During this apprenticeship, which can last up to 60 months, you will complete a rotational training programme which combines university-based learning with on-the-job training, you will be given the opportunity to experience different aspects of engineering, designed to provide you with an excellent foundation in the function. From day one you will be embedded in a team solving real world problems. You will get to work and collaborate with people in Caterpillar facilities worldwide. Your working week will also include time to study that will either be located at our Stafford facility or at the facility of our partnered training provider allowing you to network and share experiences with other students further enhancing your learning.
  • Your rotation will cover the Manufacturing department at the Stafford facility
  • Producing components using hand fitting, fabrication and joining techniques
  • Producing Computer Aided Design (CAD) models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Solving problems and designing solutions across several different functional areas includingthe engine assembly line and the Engine Final Dress stages
  • But you will be based primarily in our engine test function, evaluating manufacturing processes, developing effective automated and non-automated systems and testing new and existing production procedures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • The ability to problem solve
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to work under pressure

Personal qualities

  • The ability to work in teams
  • Proactive
  • Versatility
  • Logical approach to work
  • Good attendance and punctuality

Desired qualifications

A minimum of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) at a Grade 5/C or above with a preference of a Grade 6/B in Mathematics and a Science based 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.

Future prospects

On satisfactory completion of your apprenticeship, there is the possibility that you will be offered full time employment with Perkins (Caterpillar)

There is the opportunity to develop through the business as a manufacturing engineer or Engineering manager

Exceptional apprentices may get the opportunity to complete further apprenticeships or further education at University to achieve masters level qualifications

Things to consider

After initial paper sift, candidates will be required to sit a Maths, English and ICT skills assessment.

Candidates who successfully complete this assessment stage will be invited to an assessment centre to be held at Perkins Engines Company (Stafford) Facility, likely to be held week commencing 26th July or the week commencing 02nd August

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