Wmg Warwick

Apprentice Technician (Materials and Manufacturing) - Higher (Level 4)

Wmg Warwick (Employer)

Warwickshire College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,570.00 to £18,538.00
36.5 hours per week Monday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:00 and Friday, 08:00 – 15:00
4 years (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Engineering manufacturing technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
31 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You will have the opportunity to be trained in state-of-the-art facilities which support, CNC machinery, laser technologies, electrical/electronic systems, automation and robotics, coordinate measuring machines, additive layer manufacturing, mechanical testing, computer aided design and various other areas of Engineering.


To participate in and complete a four-year modern apprenticeship. To attend college to complete relevant academic studies. The training received will help you develop skills in typical engineering practices with a particular focus on materials and manufacturing research.

To complete an agreed Level 4 training programme over the four years of the apprenticeship provided by Warwickshire College Group, encompassing:

  • Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Theory)
  • 6x Foundation Competencies (Manual, Physical Skills)
  • End Point Assessment (Portfolio & Evidence)
  • Professional Engineering Institution Recognition

Duties will include:

  • To undergo training in the various disciplines of engineering as found throughout WMG – including enrolling onto WMG’s Technical Apprenticeship Placement Programme. The placement programme will cover a wide variety of specialities such as, Advanced Machining, Additive Manufacturing, Metrology, Mechanical Testing, Automation, Nanocomposite Materials
  • Advanced Metal Processing and characterisation, laser processing/welding, fabrication, and general safe workshop practice
  • To attend Warwickshire College Group to conduct all required practical and theoretical studies
  • To understand WMG and the University of Warwick’s health and safety policy and comply with current legislation, acting immediately on hazards, near misses and unsafe practices in conjunction with other staff
  • To participate in the probationary process, annual review and work to
  • achieve agreed objectives
  • To undertake any other duties as required by the Technical Services Staff in accordance with grade and nature of job

Future Prospects

  • Start a career in engineering

Skills Required

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good IT skills 
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Qualities Required

  • Logical approach to solving problems 
  • An interest in engineering and electro/mechanical systems and/or mechanical objects of varying materials 

Qualifications Required

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) at grade 4/C or above, including maths, English, Science and preferably Design & Technology (A/8)

Training Provided

Engineering Manufacturing Technician Higher Apprenticeceship Standard:

  • Candidates will be considered with or without a Level 3 Btec in Manufacturing Engineering
  • Candidates without Level 3 qualification will also take Level 3 BTEC within 4 year apprenticeship Period
  • All Apprentices will complete Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4) by end of 4 years
  • During time on site, apprentices will take part in a placement programme, giving them exposure and experience to all areas of WMG’s Manufacturing/Mechanical R& D activities, while also developing knowledge around the importance of health and safety
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