Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)



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Weekly wage £192.21
36.5 hours per week Monday 7.45 am - 4.00 pm, Tuesday - Friday 8.00 am - 4.00 pm - 45 minutes lunch.
duration: 4 years
start: 1 September 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Maintenance and operations engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
30 April 2020 (application closing date)
Electrical Engineering at Speciality Steels involves multi electrical disciplines which range from high voltage distribution to communication systems, preventative maintenance to rapid response for breakdowns to being part of a specialised department engineering team


As an Electrical Engineer, you will study the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication systems. As a Speciality Steels apprentice, you will learn how to work safely with electrical equipment, understand electrical drawings, install equipment to a professional standard and fault find and repair a range of electrical equipment.

You will work within the Speciality Steels business, which produces high performance alloy and stainless steels designed to meet the detailed and demanding requirements of some of the world’s most challenging markets and industries. Electrical Engineering at Speciality Steels involves multi electrical disciplines which range from high to low voltage systems, preventative maintenance to rapid response for breakdowns and working site service support teams to being part of a specialised department engineering team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants study electrical engineering in a practical and hands on environment at a National award winning apprenticeship employer in the Sheffield and Rotherham area.

Engineering Apprenticeship Programme Overview:

Your apprenticeship at Stocksbridge, Rotherham or Brinsworth, will include time at college and a training programme that guarantees variety and hands on work. It’s an ideal blend of classroom and ‘on-the-job’ training. The Apprenticeship Programme lasts three years, however this is reviewed every 12 months.

Apprentice attachments will rotate every 3 months and apprentices will find themselves at all three South Yorkshire sites at some point within year 2 and 3. The first 9-10 months will be based at Stocksbridge, with rotations thereafter. Please be aware no positions are specific to just one location until substantive positions are offered and most roles require shift work/weekend working.

Once you have completed the 3 years you will gain an Advanced Apprenticeship Certificate Level 3 qualification. Following this you will look to move to a permanent position within Speciality Steels and your 4th year will see you transition into this role.

Programme Summary:

Year 1 - In your first year you will:

  • Complete modules towards Electrical engineering and the first year of your BTEC Level 3 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Undertake specialist engineering training programme at our on-site training centre at Stocksbridge

Year 2 - During your second year you will:

  • Undertake on-site working alongside qualified Craftspeople and Technicians
  • Complete a BTEC Level 3 in Electrical and electronic Engineering
  • Continue to complete your competence portfolio while gaining on job experience

Year 3 / 4 - Your third year will see you:

  • Working on?site with qualified Craftspeople and Technicians
  • Complete an end point assessment
  • Work towards achieving an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Certificate Level 3, which marks the end of the formal apprentice scheme

In addition to your training you will complete a number of placements in different departments where you will learn all about electrical engineering. As you move around, you'll gain lots of hands on, practical experience, get the chance to work with different people, discover how the company works and the many career paths available to you. You will be required to travel to our different sites so that you gain maximum exposure and you may be required to work shifts. You can expect to start your career as a team member in a specific department. After that the next step would be to become a Craft Team Member, then onto a Team Leader. After that, there are numerous career paths that you could follow. You could become a Maintenance Technician, Engineer and Senior Engineer. Alternatively you might aim to be a Plant Engineer, Works Engineer and Director of Engineering. Alternatively, you might choose to move around different specialisms ? from production planning to safety.

Package & Benefits:

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It’s a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports your professional development. As a Speciality Steels Apprentice, you’ll enjoy the same range of benefits as other employees from day one. These include:

  • Generous paid holiday allowance
  • Family friendly benefits
  • Discount schemes
  • Potential for sponsorship towards other professional qualifications
  • Opportunities to join CSR and social activities

Future Prospects

Many of our apprentices complete the level 3 standards, they often continue to progress to a higher apprenticeship at level 4/5 All apprenticeships are 3 years in duration, which gives sufficient time for the individuals to complete the frameworks and find a substantive position.

Reality Check

Individuals need to be prepared to travel to the three sites and work shifts when required. Applicants must be aware that the role is with a steel works and as such the majority of areas involve high and low temperatures due to the nature of the business.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Skills Required

  • Information Technology
  • Administration skills
  • Communication skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Social media skills
  • Team building skills
  • Literacy skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Manual work skills

Qualities Required

  • Keen
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self-motivated
  • Good communicator
  • Good time keeper
  • Confident
  • Team player

Qualifications Required

Five GCSEs or equivalent at level C/4 or above including English, maths, science or equivalent.

Training Provided

Level 3 MOET inlcuding Electrical and Electronic Engineering as part of their advanced apprenticeship.

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