Spirax Sarco Ltd

Advanced Craft Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Spirax Sarco Ltd (Employer)

Gloucestershire Engineering Training Limited (Training Provider)

Wage Competitive salary
38.5 hours per week Days and shifts to be confirmed.
3 years (duration)
13 September 2021(start date)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
6 positions available
5 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Aimed at gaining practical experience of producing parts and products, using a variety of methods and equipment. You will work towards a Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard.


First year will be based at our local training provider undertaking key skills assessments - NVQ Level 2.

Following years will be based within the workplace on site, rotating through a series of specified placements whilst undertaking NVQ Level 3 and Functional Skills. Apprentices will also be required to attend our local college one day per week.

Advanced Craft apprentices will undertake placements across our Cheltenham manufacturing site covering areas including:

  • Basic tool making
  • Welding
  • Multi-axis machining
  • Inspection

Future Prospects

Following successful completion, apprentices may be offered a permanent position at Spirax Sarco. Furthermore, there may be opportunity to progress onto further study i.e. HNC/HND level qualification (depending on Company requirements).

Reality Check

This programme is a great opportunity for talented individuals aspiring to stay in education, whilst improving their skills, gaining work experience and getting paid at the same time. However, the programme will require a lot of hard work and dedication.

Learners will be expected to undertake qualifications and also contribute towards production from the second year onwards. Failure to complete the programme may result in failure to remain in employment.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Interest in technical matters and engineering
  • Analytical thinking skills

Qualities Required

  • Self-motivated
  • Determined
  • Good attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Ability to work well with others

Qualifications Required

Five GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent), which must include maths, English and a science subject, together with a real interest in technical matters.

Training Provided

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Spirax Sarco are very proud to be working with Gloucestershire Engineering Training as our apprentice training provider of choice for our apprenticeship development programmes.

Providing engineering companies across the county with the highest quality training in mechanical and electrical engineering, GET lead the way in quality of delivery, structure and disciplined learning, with a network of support for learners and employers that is second to none within the county.

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