Advanced Level Three Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering - Manufacturing Craft Apprentice

Delphi Technologies

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  • Apprenticeships
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing

This is an exciting opportunity to join Delphi Technologies, a highly advanced manufacturing engineering company based in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.  You will have the opportunity to work under the guidance of highly skilled engineers at all times, and develop the skills and qualifications that will give you the opportunity of a successful career in high precision engineering.

Undertaking a four year programme of development, year one of your apprenticeship training will be based at Gloucestershire Engineering Training, Barnwood Point, Gloucester, where you will concentrate on acquiring the basic practical mechanical engineering skills and achievement of NVQ Diploma at Level 2. You will also undertake year one of your Technical Certificate programme, and a Functional Skills programme, where applicable.

Years two - four will be spent working in company at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Stonehouse, alongside our highly skilled workforce. You will begin developing your product and process knowledge, whilst focusing on the completion of year two of the Technical Certificate which will be delivered on a day release basis back at G.E.T. and will begin a level three NVQ Diploma programme.

Your line Manager at all times will be the site Training & Development Manager.


Employer Description

Delphi Technologies is a world leader in the design and manufacture of diesel fuel injection systems for 9-16 litre commercial on and off-road vehicle diesel engines. Our injection systems meet all current emission specifications, and we are proud to supply all of the top truck manufacturers in the world.

We employ around 1200 staff at our Stonehouse plant, which includes 53 current apprentices at various stages of their four year programme


  • Hours of work:   37
  • Annual salary:  £12,200 minimum – to be reviewed before start
  • Number of vacancies:  4
  • Closing date for applications: 29th March 2019
  • Assessment Days: April 2019 – Dates TBC
  • Start date: September 2019


Apprentice Job Description

  • Attend Gloucestershire Engineering Training for first year acquiring basic foundation engineering skills in Turning, Milling, Hand Fitting and Health & Safety.
  • Years 2-4 spent onsite at our plant at Stonehouse undertaking six monthly secondments across the manufacturing unit. You will receive intense training within each seconded department to ensure you fully understand the range of different components, the manufacturing processes necessary for each and the suite of bespoke technologically advanced machinery used within each department.
  • You will work at all times under the guidance of skilled Craft and engineers acquiring the necessary skills to set and run a suite of highly sophisticated computer controlled machinery.
  • While under the guidance of fully skilled Craft and Manufacturing Support Engineers, you will also be responsible for meeting all of the necessary quality and manufacturing output targets for your team on a daily basis, along with fault finding investigations and planned maintenance activities for the machinery under your control. Participate in the Level Three Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme, undertaking a National Vocational Qualification and a Technical Certificate programme.
  • Ensure all college work is kept up to date in accordance with the apprenticeship requirements set out by your Review Officer.
  • Liaison with Delphi Training & Development Manager with regard to all training issues.
  • Participation in all training initiatives specific to the post holder’s duties.
  • Undertake work with increasing independence as the apprenticeship and skill set progresses.
  • Undertake such duties as may be reasonably requested by senior management.
  • Take reasonable care of their own and others safety, to co-operate with managers/craft/engineers in complying with statutory health and safety duties; to report incidents, accidents, faults, etc.
  • To participate in departmental team activities.
  • Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will rotate across a three shift pattern, and be fully responsible for a manufacturing line and its team of Operating staff.


Training to be Provided

Delphi Technologies are very proud to work alongside Gloucestershire Engineering Training as our apprentice training provider of choice for our four year apprenticeship development programmes. Providing engineering companies across the county with the highest quality training in mechanical and electrical engineering, G.E.T. 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.


Skills Required

Good communication and interpersonal skills are required as you will have to interact with apprentices from other companies during your first year studies at G.E.T, as well as your designated Review Officer and departmental staff within Delphi from year two forward.


Entry Qualifications Required

Five GCSE’s at grade C or above, which must include Maths, English Language and  Science  together with a real interest in technical matters.

Personal Qualities

You will be an enthusiastic, determined and self-motivated person. Committed to your individual learning and dedicated to working hard in order to achieve, you must be able to work under supervised conditions as part of a team, and also under your own initiative as your skill set develops. Strong attention to detail coupled with a proactive desire to succeed is essential.


Future Prospects

This Apprenticeship will be the first stage of your journey, and the start of an exciting and rewarding career in engineering.  You will earn as you learn and be employed by a successful and expanding multi-national company.  Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, and subject to full consideration of abilities, aptitude and college results, it is expected that you will be offered a permanent position as a Manufacturing Craft within the company.  It is also expected that, as part of a growing business, there will be other opportunities for further career development post-apprenticeship.

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