Operations Apprentice (Fitter)

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1279947557-2
  • Date Posted: 27 March 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Matchtech
  • Location: Wimborne, Dorset
  • Apprentice Pay: £12,500
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Transport & Logistics, Aerospace, Civil Engineering, Commercial & QS, Engineering, Health and Safety, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Our four-year Fitter Apprenticeship provides the opportunity for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and ambitious individual to work in a variety of disciplines. You will be working from engineering drawings and documentation in order to carry out assembly, installation, testing and fault diagnosis while gaining valuable experience. By the end of the scheme individuals will have completed a Level 3 Technical Certificate in Advanced Manufacturing and the mandatory end point assessment through a combination of test, interview and project assignments. Upon completion of the Eaton Apprenticeship you will have the knowledge and behaviours to become a fully qualified skilled Mechanical Fitter, with the potential to continue development within your permanent job role

Role Summary

As an Apprentice, you will be given visibility of a range of Operation disciplines in which a personal development plan will be created for your learning and development needs associated to your role. This includes bespoke technical training within Operations and shop floor placements around the business, aiding in development of mechanical and electrical systems in the Aerospace industry, working on both commercial and military aircraft. During the final year of the Apprenticeship, Apprentices will move into a year long placement based on skills displayed during the 3 years on site.

Typically you will be expected to follow all technician/engineering procedures, ensuring they are understood and adhered too as well as working from engineering drawings and documentation in order to undertake assembly, development, installation and testing. All Apprentices must comply with statutory and organisational safety requirements and expected to work both individually and as part of a team. You will learn to conduct various fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools, measuring and inspection equipment/techniques and electrical/electronic test techniques.

On completion of the Apprenticeship you will have the ability to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of work you undertake and will proactively find solutions to problems and contribute to key process improvement initiatives.

The structure of the apprentice programme will be as follows:

Year 1 - Work based learning, whilst attending day release at Bournemouth and Poole College to complete year one of the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing (Development Knowledge) through classroom based learning. An element of rotation will be included during the time on site to provide a broader perspective of the business and also to fit the needs of the curriculum

Year 2 and 3 - Predominately work based at the Wimborne site with 1 day per week day release to Bournemouth and Poole College to complete year two of the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing (Development Knowledge) Technical Certificate. 4 month placements will continue on a rotational basis to increase knowledge and skills and to gain experience in a variety of Operations areas across the business

Year 4 - Work based at Wimborne completing a final one year placement alongside gathering a portfolio of work based experiences from desired areas of the business in preparation for the concluding assessment. The final year will incorporate a mandatory End Point Assessment, an independent and impartial assessment of whether an individual has developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the Apprenticeship Standard.

Level 3 Apprenticeship Criteria

  • English GCSE Grade 4/C or above (Essential)
  • Maths GCSE Grade 4/C or above (Essential)
  • Science GCSE Grade 4/C or above (Essential)
  • Relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship may be considered (Desirable)

This is an excellent opportunity to kickstart your career in the Aerospace industry and gain valuable experience and qualifications. If you are an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and ambitious individual looking to become a skilled Mechanical Fitter, then we encourage you to apply now!