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Date posted : April 2022

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Traineeship Programme

Could 2022 be the year you kick-start your career in engineering? Our traineeship programme is one of the most popular, providing aspiring engineers with a foundation of skills and knowledge in different engineering disciplines, including electrical, fabrication, welding, pipefitting, mechanical engineering and CAD giving you the perfect taster of engineering before choosing a trade! We are currently full for the September 2021 intake, but are considering applications for a September 2022 Start!

The Engineering College are looking for our next cohort of young aspiring engineers to participate in our next Traineeship programme this year!

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’.

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.

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Heap and Partners (NEW)

Date posted :  May 2022

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Heap and Partners (NEW)

Heap and Partners are looking for one Apprentice Engineering Fitter to join their team in Birkenhead.

Responsibilities include: To work in a supported learning environment to develop the skills and knowledge which will assist the apprentice to complete their qualification and secure employment and progress their career into a time served engineering fitter. You will also provide support to deperatmental supervisor in all aspects of component assembly, test and calibration. You will develop skills to competently, safely and efficiently use a variety of manufacturing equipment including hand tools and manual machines.

You will work alongside trained members of staff to learn the skills necessary to complete jobs on time with due regard for safety. You will gain the skills to see a job through from start to finish, read engineering drawings, understanding works order requirements and producing assemblies in accordance with the companies ISO 9000 accreditation.



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 ‘GP 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.


Heap and Partners (NEW)

Date posted :  May 2022

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Heap and Partners (NEW)

Heap and Partners are looking for one Apprentice CNC Machinist to join their team in Birkenhead.

Responsibilities include: To work in a supported learning environment to develop the skills and knowledge which will assist the apprentice to complete their qualification and secure employment and progress their career into a time served CNC Machinist. You will also provide support to deperatmental supervisor in all aspects of component assembly, test and calibration. You will develop skills to competently, safely and efficiently use a variety of manufacturing equipment including hand tools and manual machines, through to CNC programming and machining

You will work alongside trained members of staff to learn the skills necessary to complete jobs on time with due regard for safety. You will gain the skills to see a job through from start to finish, read engineering drawings, understanding works order requirements and producing assemblies in accordance with the companies ISO 9000 accreditation.



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 ‘GP 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.


GP Engineering (NEW)

Date posted : April 2022

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GP Engineering (NEW)

GP Engineering are searching for a driven, enthusiastic apprentice Fabricator/Welder to join our team. The apprentice’s responsibilities include learning and developing new practical fabrication skills whilst observing all health and safety rules. You should be well-organized, flexible, and willing to assist wherever possible. To be successful as an apprentice, you must have good time management skills and be willing to fit into the existing staff structure. Outstanding apprentices are those who respond well to criticism, build good relationships with colleagues, and ultimately make a lasting impression.

As a part of your apprenticeship, you will be placed on our 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 ‘GP 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.


Date posted : April 2022

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Electromec (NEW)

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 (NEW)

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.


Expleo (NEW)

Date posted : November 2021

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Expleo

Expleo are looking to recruit up to 20 Apprentice Marine Engineering designers to work within our rapidly expanding maritime division. Our core capability is the delivery of engineering design services to the Naval and Commercial Marine sectors, currently supported by over 600 engineers working within the UK.

As an apprentice you will be working alongside our 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 we are experiencing significant growth. We 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 study part time on day release for a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.
As an Expleo employee you will receive a range of benefits which includes a company pension scheme, cycle to work, gym flex membership and many more.



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 note that this company is based in Preston, so please ensure that you have a way of making it onsite at Expleo as well as to our site in Birkenhead.

Please complete our online application form for this programme and be sure to answer yes for Question 1, and then select ‘Expleo’ 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.