Alitex Ltd

Engineering Operative Apprentice (Assembly) - Intermediate (Level 2)

Alitex Ltd (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,792.00 to £17,340.50
37.5 hours per week Monday - Thursday 07:30 - 16:30, Friday 07:30 - 14:00
15 months (duration)
27 September 2021(start date)
Engineering operative (apprenticeship standard)
10 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Operative Apprentice for our client, Alitex Ltd in South Harting. If you want to develop a career in engineering and would like to learn assembly techniques, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!



As an Engineering Operative Apprentice, you will be complying with statutory regulations and organisation safety requirements including any environmental compliance procedures and systems. In your role, you will learn how to

  • Identify hazards and hazardous situations
  • Prepare the work area and equipment
  • Obtain and follow job documentation and work instructions
  • Learn how to extract the necessary data and information from specifications and related documentation
  • Carry out the engineering activity, carry out quality checks as required

Joining the team as an Engineering Operative Apprentice, you will:

  • Learn how to undertake final performance tests and complete Alitex documentation
  • Become competent completing final build of assemblies, final fitting both electrical and mechanical components to specifications
  • Undertake quality checks to ensure that the all parts are correct prior to painting
  • Learn how to dry build the assemblies, ensuring that they are dimensionally correct

Future Prospects

  • Eventually you will be working with minimum supervision and will be responsible for your own actions and for the quality and accuracy and timely delivery of the work you undertake

Reality Check

  • Auto enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 30 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available
  • Due to the location of the site, the successful applicant will require their own transport

Skills Required

To be considered for the role of Engineering Operative Apprentice, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Qualities Required

  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • This is physical job you will need to be fit and want to undertake a very hands-on role
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated
  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical components are desirable
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience

Qualifications Required

  • 2 GCSE's at grade C/4 or above (or equivalents) to include maths and English are essential.

Training Provided

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 2 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by the client but be support every step of the way by PETA.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training centre for off-the-job training.  This will be a 15-month programme, structured as 13 months of day release (1 day a week) of skills training at PETA Ltd where you will complete the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills). Your units will include:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety
  • Working efficiently and effectively in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information

Agreed additional units:

  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing Components Using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Maintaining Mechanical Devices and Equipment
  • Maintaining Electrical Equipment and Systems
  • Assembly and Testing Electronic Circuits

Your independent end point assessment will comprise of:

Practical Skills Observation to assess your application of skill. Typically, this will be covered within one task. During the observation the independent assessor may ask between 3-6 open questions to assess the related underpinning knowledge. You will also undertake a Professional Discussion this will be a holistic assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviours using a reflective portfolio.

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