Knorr Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Knorr Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd (Employer)

Eef Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £11,750.00
37.0 hours per week During the first year you will be based at our training provider Make UK in Birmingham (5 nights per week, Sunday-Thursday). From year two onwards you will work Monday to Thursday (07:00-15:30/07:30-16:00) and Friday (07:00-12:00/07:30-12:30)
42 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
31 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

The Knorr-Bremse Engineering Technician Apprenticeship is provided in partnership with the Make UK Technology Hub, who are manufacturing/engineering apprenticeship experts. The programme delivers training focused on building the skills employers' require for the future, providing apprentices with the foundation to fulfil their potential.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Your first year will be based at our training provider Make UK completing a range of modules across disciplines such as assembly, mechanical and electrical/electronics engineering. Outside of term time you will return to the KB HQ facility in Melksham.

Year 2 onwards will be based primarily at our Melksham site and will include:

  • General assembly of products to the required specification
  • Testing of products to the appropriate testing standards
  • Reviewing and interpeting engineering drawings

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham.
  • NVQ level 3 in Engineering
  • A Technical Certificate: BTEC Diploma or City & Guilds Level 3 in Engineering
  • Ongoing internal company training
  • Functional Skills at Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT (if required)
  • Outward Bound – team working skills – 1 week away from home and work

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Hard working, dedicated individuals will have the chance to continue studying their HNC/HND (foundation degree level) qualification.

Depending on the modules completed at Make UK, apprentices will be able to work with their mentor to identify the most appropriate career path for them within Knorr-Bremse.

Reality Check

During the first year of your apprenticeship you will be based at our training provider Make UK in Birmingham. This will be residential based with accommodation, food and travel expenses covered by Knorr-Bremse.

Skills Required

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Leadership, Technically Minded

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or above) Desired
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