Mechanical Design Engineer Apprentice

Littlehampton, West Sussex
Depending on experience
04 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
Ferrabyrne Mechanical Design Engineer Apprentice
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date

Ferrabyrne Ltd is looking for an Engineering apprentice to join the team of this busy company which designs and manufactures suspension and anti-vibration systems for rail and road vehicles, wind turbines and industrial machinery. 

Our products are to be found in demanding applications throughout the world, particularly in rail vehicles. Although there is a wide range of application for our technology, the common features are designing bespoke solutions for articulation and vibration isolation incorporating rubber to metal elements. Our reputation is built not only on 40 years’ experience, but also on our innovation and responsiveness. We are accredited to ISO9001 and the International Rail Industry Standard (IRIS).

The successful candidate will be enrolled with the University of Chichester on the Manufacturing Engineer Degree Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship programme is run from Bognor Regis and sees the apprentice employed full time by Ferrabyrne Ltd whilst studying part time during work hours with the University of Chichester. On successful completion you will be awarded your degree apprenticeship and a BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Materials Engineering degree. You will pay no tuition fees for this programme.

Applicants must meet the University of Chichester entry requirements of 3 A Levels grades A-C (including Maths), a BTEC Level 3 vocational qualification, an apprenticeship at level 3 or relevant work experience.

Ferrabyrne offers a competitive salary, a friendly work environment and a chance to be part of an ambitious company determined to build on its solid reputation.


What it a Degree Apprenticeship?

Degree Apprenticeships are a government initiative that allows learners to combine studying for an undergraduate degree qualification with a genuine job.

  • You will not pay any university tuition fees as your employer covers the costs.
  • You'll have a paid job while studying part time in working hours.
  • Study modules at university and put your learning into practice in the workplace.
  • You’ll gain real-life work experience and essential life skills.
  • You’ll achieve the same qualification as those who take a traditional full time undergraduate degree route.

About the University of Chichester

We are internationally recognised as a beacon of good practice for high-quality student-centred education.

We don't do gimmicks but we do provide our students with life enhancing experiences. That's why we've been named one of top ten universities in the UK for student experience by the 2018 Time Higher Education Student Experience Survey.

It's also why that for over a decade, through the National Student Survey, our student community has consistently rated us between 3 and 6 percentage points ahead of the sector.

As Professor Jane Longmore our Vice-Chancellor commented: "We are justifiably proud to have a reputation for excellent teaching that is intellectually stimulating and which takes place in a community of learning. For this reason we are delighted that the results of the 2017 NSS see us ranked in the top 10 per cent of the sector for 'the teaching on my course' and 'learning community'."

In 2017 our overall satisfaction was 87 per cent, three per cent above the national average, and as a result we are ranked inside the top 40 of all higher education providers in the country by the Times Higher Education Supplement.

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