Advanced Engineering Apprentice – Univer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two individuals to join a leading manufacturer at Univer, an organisation that manufactures pneumatic equipment. The successful applicants will have on the job training, working closely with our experienced engineers and can look forward to a successful engineering career. This is an exciting role in a continually expanding business.

The duties will include; various assembly, testing and production roles such as:

  • Assembling actuators from a kit of parts
  • Extract information from customer orders, engineering drawings and diagrams
  • Checking and inspection of completed assemblies
  • Undertake product testing to the required quality standards
  • Completion of manufacturing paperwork
  • Work as part of team to achieve production outputs
  • Produce/refurbish machined parts
  • Keeping production managers informed of progress
  • Manufacturing spare parts within machine shop

Entry on to this qualification is subject to successful completion of initial assessments. GCSEs grades 4-9 (A*-C) in English and maths are essential.

Desired skills

  • An excellent team player
  • An effective communicator
  • To have a good engineering accruement
  • Ability to plan and work to deadlines under pressure
  • Motivated and forward thinking
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy skills
  • Personable, willing and enthusiastic

Personal qualities

You will need to be:

  • Reliable and punctual with the ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • A pro-active approach to learning and work is essential
  • Degree of maturity required

Future prospects

Possible progression onto a Level 4 apprenticeship or full time employment for the right candidate.

Things to consider

We are looking to recruit for this position as soon as possible and will close the vacancy as soon as we have filled the positions.

The engineering standard requires the apprentice to complete a formal knowledge qualification and demonstrate competence skills through completing identified learning modules.

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Knowledge).

The apprentice is required to complete both mandatory units and specific knowledge units:-

Mandatory units:

  • Health & Safety
  • Engineering maths
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical/Electronic Principles
  • Communications
  • Engineering Project

Knowledge Units:

  • Engineering Drawing
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Engineering Materials
  • CAD
  • Electronic Devices & Circuits

Identified Competence Learning Modules can include:

  • Hand fitting techniques
  • Producing mechanical assemblies
  • Using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Using CNC turning machines
  • Using CNC milling machines
  • Using computer software
  • Producing CAD drawings
  • Wiring & Testing Electronic Circuits
  • Wiring & Testing Electrical Circuits


Via observed competency in completing practical tasks or completion of knowledge based booklets, internally set exam papers and production of practical work pieces and the writing of detailed reports to create a portfolio. On completion of the portfolio. They will be then entered for the externally assessed End Point Assessment covering demonstration of practical/knowledge Skills.


The apprenticeship will be delivered as a mixture of flexible college attendance during the 1st year with day release and blended learning in both the workplace and college over the remaining apprenticeship period via focused classroom sessions, practical workshops, production of work-based research tasks/reports and observation of performance.  Including block weeks scheduled throughout the program.

Apprenticeship standard:

Engineering Fitter

To apply, click https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-458245

If you have any enquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact our apprenticeships team on apprenticeships@keighleycollege.ac.uk or call us on 01535685035.

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