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Date posted : June 2022

Traineeship Programme

Applications for our Traineeship Course for September 2022 are now CLOSED. If you are interested in an engineering apprenticeship, please see below for current apprenticeship opportunities and vacancies.

Traineeships give young people aged 16 to 24 the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping you to boost your career prospects with an apprenticeship or other employment in the future.

This programme is ideal for anyone who wants to get into engineering but is undecided of which trade to study. If you’re unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience then you may be a good candidate for a Traineeship also.

Traineeships are an opportunity to gain real work experience, employability skills and improve your English and Maths, if needed, along side building your engineering knowledge.

The Traineeship Programme will provide you with the opportunity to build your CV and get valuable work experience with local and national employers, where you are able to learn about the business and the industry it operates in.

Work preparation training will put you in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other employment. Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR SEPTEMBER 2022
Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to tick ‘Traineeship’.

Please Note: Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College, you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

If you are looking to pursue an apprenticeship in Engineering, you’ve come to the right place. We have a rolling recruitment cycle, which means we promote apprenticeship vacancies throughout the year for small to large businesses across the North West.

If you are looking for a particular company hiring apprentices, this page is updated regularly with all of our apprenticeship vacancies. If there are no options available here, please submit your application and we will be in touch with the next steps. Once a vacancy arises, we will be in touch with you via email.

If you are interested in applying for an apprenticeship but not for a specific company, Click the button below and choose ‘no’ for Q1


 


 

Date posted :  July 2022

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Expleo are looking to recruit 16 apprentice Marine Design Engineers to work within their rapidly expanding maritime division. Expleo’s core capability is the delivery of engineering design services to the Naval and Commercial Marine sectors, currently supported by over 600 engineers and designers working within the UK.

As an apprentice you will be working alongside Expleo’s engineering design teams based in Bamber Bridge near Preston, supporting a range of Naval and Commercial Marine projects. Expleo have strategic partnerships with several of the UK’s major naval OEMs and are well positioned within the UK’s commercial shipping sector, where they are experiencing significant growth.

Expleo have opportunities to work within a multi-disciplined team covering (but not limited to) Marine structures, mechanical systems, electrical systems, control and instrumentation, jig & tooling, and manufacturing engineering.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will be following the Design and Draught Apprenticeship Standard working with their highly experienced engineering designers in the Bamber Bridge offices, in a 42 month training programme which includes part time study on a day release for a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering. An introduction to a broad range of engineering trades is included in the first 20-week period.

As an Expleo employee you will receive better than average apprenticeship pay rates, a range of benefits, which includes a company pension scheme, cycle to work, gym flex membership and access to the Help@hand health scheme. Details provided at interview.

 


 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C including Maths, English and a Science/Technical subject

Qualities

  • Always conducts work with pride and enthusiasm.
  • Has the ability to improve work area standards.
  • Shows a ‘can do attitude’ at all times and is results driven.
  • Self-disciplined, ability to work as team player, problem solving, flair for design, attention to detail and good communicator.
  • Thirst for knowledge, desire to learn, enthusiastic and inquisitive.

Other

  • Needs to be able to commute to our offices in Bamber Bridge and attend day release at The Engineering College, Birkenhead.
  • Age 16 +
  • Must be able to obtain full Security Clearance and DBS checks.

Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to answer yes for Question 1, and then select ‘Bilfinger’ from the drop down menu.

Please Note:
Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College,
you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


 

Date posted :  July 2022

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Teledyne CML Composites

 

Company Overview

 

Operating at our state-of-the-art facility based in Bromborough, Teledyne CML Composites forms part of Teledyne Aerospace and Defence Electronics UK. We focus on the manufacture and supply of composite components to the aerospace industry.

We are passionate about developing our apprentices, as you are the future of our business. Our Apprenticeship Scheme will enable you to gain hands-on experience and knowledge whilst achieving a recognised qualification and develop specific skills to the composite industry in a company that really is going places.

 

Role and Responsibilities

 

As an apprentice you will earn and learn on the job from experienced colleagues to gain job specific skills. You will have the opportunity to develop your professional skills through formal learning at the Engineering College Birkenhead and in house training. As a successful global company, we offer excellent career opportunities for people with the ability to drive and deliver our growth strategy.

As you work your way through the apprenticeship you will be at the forefront of our manufacturing processes gaining hands-on experience in basic engineering which will include: understanding drawings, measuring, marking out, handling engineering information, manual layup of composite, machining engineering materials, trimming of components, fitting, inspection, using CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture) equipment to industry standard CNC, costing, commercial awareness.

If you are looking for an exciting opportunity and a career in composites we want to hear from you. The Apprenticeship will start in September 2022.


 

Requirements of Candidate

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at 9 – 5, including Maths, English and Science, with at least a 6 in Maths
  • A strong desire and passion to learn and develop, including adapting to new challenges by thinking
    ‘outside the box’.
  •  An interest in Engineering.
  •  Good IT skills foundation, including Microsoft Office.
  • A strong work ethic, with an attention to detail.
  • Full legal right to work in the United Kingdom.

Advantageous but not required

  • A full UK driver’s license.
  • Experience with mechanical tools/work.
  • Strong understanding/aptitude in Physics/Maths.

Qualities

  • Always conducts work with pride and enthusiasm.
  • Has the ability to improve work area standards.
  • Shows a ‘can do attitude’ at all times and is results driven.
  • Self-disciplined, ability to work as team player, problem solving, flair for design, attention to detail and good communicator.
  • Thirst for knowledge, desire to learn, enthusiastic and inquisitive.

Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to answer yes for Question 1, and then select ‘Bilfinger’ from the drop down menu.

Please Note:
Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College,
you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


 

Date posted :  July 2022

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PFE Limited

Bilfinger UK Ltd are are looking for anApprentice Reliability Service Engineer, to undertake a structured training program of academic study, and workshop/site-based work to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the company with its core reliability services.

For the 3.5-4-year duration you will attend day-release study at The Engineering College to earn a level 3
Engineering qualification. For the remainder of the week and during college term breaks you will attend on-the-job training either at an industrial site, or in the PFE Workshop.

On site you will begin to develop the following skills including but not limited to:

• Vibration Analysis – Using data acquired from specific points on an industrial rotating machine, you will
begin to recognise how to diagnose faults and their progression within the components.
• Dynamic Balancing – both performed on site and in the workshop, dynamic balancing uses the vibration
signals from machinery to balance out heavy spots, thus making machinery run smoother.
• Laser Alignment – Using very accurate and modern laser systems, the shafts of two rotating machines can
be accurately aligned to reduce forces acting at the point of coupling.
• Mechanical Repair – Taking apart mechanical assemblies such as pumps, establishing the defects or cause
of failure, specialising in root cause, and repair/replacing these issues as well as advising customers on
how they may be able to improve the reliability of the units.
• Sensor/Electronics – A core part of vibration and other related services is the sensors used, including their
wiring and functionality. Panel building, programming, and wiring will all come under this broad category.

Where applicable, you may also experience business functions outside of Engineering such as Customer Service,
Sales, and Finance. Almost every job type is accompanied with a report, thus you will develop reporting and
presenting skills as well as interpersonal skills required for the job.

Extra hours after finish time may be required at times to ensuring meeting deadlines, and travel mostly around
the UK & Ireland which may involve the occasional overnight stay.

It will be expected for you to travel to the college on day release days, otherwise you will travel to PFE Workshop
on Dock Road, CH41 on other days in the week. All PPE required for both college (outside of their scope), and for
site and workshop work will be provided by PFE, as well as instruction on how, where, and when to use the PPE.
Safety is our priority.

You will be encouraged to continuously improve during your apprenticeship which includes keeping a log of your
learning. We encourage you to ask questions and become involved with our family/team


 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A-C (4-9) including Maths, English, Science, and a Technical Subject (or an equivalent qualification) and a good level of basic computer literacy

Qualities

  • • Always conducts work with pride and enthusiasm.
  • • Has the ability to improve work area standards.
  • • Shows a ‘can do attitude’ at all times and is results driven.
  • • Self-disciplined, ability to work as team player, problem solving, flair for design, attention to detail and good communicator.
  • • Thirst for knowledge, desire to learn, enthusiastic and inquisitive.

Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to answer yes for Question 1, and then select ‘Bilfinger’ from the drop down menu.

Please Note:
Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College,
you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Date posted :  July 2022

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Bilfinger UK Ltd (NEW)

Bilfinger UK Ltd are are looking for one Apprentice Welder/Fabricator to join their team in Ellesmere Port.

As an apprentice you will learn pipe welding for gas, petrochemical and nuclear works. The successful applicant will also be trained in pipe fabrication.

Health and Safety is of the upmost importance and will form an important part of the training regime.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will attend The Engineering College on a day release basis (1 day a week)


 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A-C (4-9) including Maths, English, Science, and a Technical Subject (or an equivalent qualification) and a good level of basic computer literacy

Qualities

  • • Always conducts work with pride and enthusiasm.
  • • Has the ability to improve work area standards.
  • • Shows a ‘can do attitude’ at all times and is results driven.
  • • Self-disciplined, ability to work as team player, problem solving, flair for design, attention to detail and good communicator.
  • • Thirst for knowledge, desire to learn, enthusiastic and inquisitive.

Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to answer yes for Question 1, and then select ‘Bilfinger’ from the drop down menu.

Please Note:
Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College,
you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Astra Vehicle Technologies (NEW)

Date posted :  June 2022

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Astra Vehicle Technologies (NEW)

Astra Vehicle Technologies are looking for one Apprentice Engineering Fitter to join their team in Ellesmere Port.

As an apprentice you will; Learn a wide range of mechanical and electrical principles fittings which relate to modification of commercial vehicles.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will attend The Engineering College on a day release basis (1 day a week)


Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A-C (4-9) including Maths, English, Science, and a Technical Subject (or an equivalent qualification) and a good level of basic computer literacy

Qualities

  • • Always conducts work with pride and enthusiasm.
  • • Has the ability to improve work area standards.
  • • Shows a ‘can do attitude’ at all times and is results driven.
  • • Self-disciplined, ability to work as team player, problem solving, flair for design, attention to detail and good communicator.
  • • Thirst for knowledge, desire to learn, enthusiastic and inquisitive.

Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to answer yes for Question 1, and then select ‘Astra Vehicle Technologies’ from the drop down menu.

Please Note:
Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College,
you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


 

Pressure Part Engineering (NEW)

Date posted :  June 2022

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Pressure Part Engineering (NEW)

Pressure Part Engineering are looking for one Apprentice Pipe Welder to join their team in Bromborough.

As an apprentice you will; Join the company on an apprenticeship basis, whist being mentored by our Welding Director. You will also develop pressure part welding as the core skill and gain experience of related trades – pipefitting, rigging, fabrication from supporting the core trades.

For the right candidate, and over time, the opportunity to develop into a role of Quality Support can be explored. They are looking for a candidate who can grow as the company grows and be part of our core teams for many years

As part of your apprenticeship, you will attend The Engineering College on a day release basis (1 day a week)

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A-C (4-9) including Maths, English, Science, and a Technical Subject (or an equivalent qualification) and a good level of basic computer literacy

Qualities

  • • Always conducts work with pride and enthusiasm.
  • • Has the ability to improve work area standards.
  • • Shows a ‘can do attitude’ at all times and is results driven.
  • • Self-disciplined, ability to work as team player, problem solving, flair for design, attention to detail and good communicator.
  • • Thirst for knowledge, desire to learn, enthusiastic and inquisitive.

Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to answer yes for Question 1, and then select ‘Pressure Part Engineering’ from the drop down menu.

Please Note:
Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College,
you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


 

Rewind and J Windsor and Sons (NEW)

Date posted :  June 2022

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Rewind and J Windsor and Sons (NEW)

Rewind and J Windsor and Sons are looking for 4 Armature Winder / Electrical Fitters to join their team in Liverpool.

The role will include principles of Armature Winder / Electrical Fitting, and will include: To assist engineers in carrying out necessary preparation work and carrying out tasks as requested. To assist with the assessment of work, quoting, ordering and organizing of parts for jobs and documenting data relating to jobs.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will attend The Engineering College on a day release basis (1 day a week)


 


 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A-C (4-9) including Maths, English, Science, and a Technical Subject (or an equivalent qualification) and a good level of basic computer literacy

Qualities

  • • Always conducts work with pride and enthusiasm.
  • • Has the ability to improve work area standards.
  • • Shows a ‘can do attitude’ at all times and is results driven.
  • • Self-disciplined, ability to work as team player, problem solving, flair for design, attention to detail and good communicator.
  • • Thirst for knowledge, desire to learn, enthusiastic and inquisitive.

Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to answer yes for Question 1, and then select ‘Rewind J Windsor’ from the drop down menu.

Please Note:
Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College,
you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


 

Date posted : April 2022

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Electromec

Electromec are looking to appoint ONE Apprentice Fabricator and ONE Apprentice Machinist to join their team.

The Machninist will undertake an Apprenticeship within the Machining Department, working on projects such as manufacturing shafts and various components, using Lathes, Milling Machines etc.

The Fabricator will undertake an Apprenticeship within the fabrication department, and involves the fabrication, construction and repair of structures and items in-house and you will gain specialist skills and knowledge vital for becoming a qualified Fabricator.

As part of your apprenticeship, you will study part time on day release programme with The Engineering College , and will be working towards a Level 3 qualification.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A-C (4-9) including Maths, English, Science, and a Technical Subject (or an equivalent qualification) and a good level of basic computer literacy

Qualities

  • • Always conducts work with pride and enthusiasm.
  • • Has the ability to improve work area standards.
  • • Shows a ‘can do attitude’ at all times and is results driven.
  • • Self-disciplined, ability to work as team player, problem solving, flair for design, attention to detail and good communicator.
  • • Thirst for knowledge, desire to learn, enthusiastic and inquisitive.

Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to answer yes for Question 1, and then select ‘Electromec’ from the drop down menu.

Please Note:
Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College,
you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


 

Denholm Rees and O'Donnell (NEW)

Date posted : April 2022

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Denholm Rees and O’Donnell

Denholm are looking for an Apprentice machinist (turn / mill / grind), with options to Progression into CNC (turn / mill)

Denholm, Rees & O’Donnell offers precision engineering manufacturing services for the production of a single component through to complete assemblies. We are a one-stop-shop for your subcontract precision engineering requirements.
We are recruiting for our next apprentice to join our growing team.

Our Machinist Apprenticeship includes:
• Conventional Turning – producing cylindrical components on a manual centre lathe
• Conventional Milling – producing geometric shapes on a manual vertical milling machine
• Conventional Grinding – producing components cylindrical components on a manual grinding machine
• CNC – once the fundamentals of Turn/Mill/Grind have been achieved – there may be opportunities to progress on to CNC machines
o The target for an apprentice will be program, set and operate such a CNC machine
• Inspection – reviewing components for conformance to requirements
• Quality & Process Management – an appreciation of Quality and Process Systems
• H&S training – working safely within the workplace

The apprenticeship will commence with a minimum 6 month ‘block release’ at the training college, before returning to the workshop and continuing college led training on a ‘day release’ basis (i.e. 1 day per week at college / 4 days at work)

The candidate will spend time shadowing engineers within different disciplines on machining, to gain a varied education and understanding

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade A-C (4-9) including Maths, English, Science, and a Technical Subject (or an equivalent qualification) and a good level of basic computer literacy

Qualities

  • • Always conducts work with pride and enthusiasm.
  • • Has the ability to improve work area standards.
  • • Shows a ‘can do attitude’ at all times and is results driven.
  • • Self-disciplined, ability to work as team player, problem solving, flair for design, attention to detail and good communicator.
  • • Thirst for knowledge, desire to learn, enthusiastic and inquisitive.

Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to answer yes for Question 1, and then select ‘Denholm and Rees O Donnell’ from the drop down menu.

Please Note:
Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College,
you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.