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Prestolite Electric Incorporated specializes in the design, development, and production of alternators, starter motors and electrical systems for the heavy duty 12 and 24V commercial, passenger, military, and various niche markets (such as off highway, refrigeration and marine).

The apprentice engineer will support the mechanical workshop and will learn all aspects of mechanical engineering.

  • You will be using lathes, mills, drilling equipment and equipment that is used for manufacture of precision components.
  • The apprentice will be involved in manufacturing products and you will be making these products from engineering drawings including 3D CAD and CNC.
  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to produce machined components
  • Determine the most efficient and effective approach to machine the component using a range of tools, machining process and techniques select and set up the correct tooling and work holding devices
  • Set and adjust the machine operating parameters to produce the work pieces to the required specification. This will involve setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations.
  • You will be expected to be able set up, operate and adjust/edit equipment settings as applicable to the machine tool being used.
  • When using CNC equipment you will be expected to be able to produce, prove and/or edit programmes.
  • During and on completion of the machining operations you will be expected to measure and check the components being produced and make adjustments to the equipment/programme to ensure components meet the required specification.

£ 300 per week

Working Week:
Monday - Friday

45 Months

Possible Start Date:

Application Close Date:

Apprenticeship Standard:
Maintenance and operations engineering technician (Level 3)

Entry requirements

  • GCSE English and Maths 4-9/A-C

Skills required

• Being able to follow instructions.
• Having good communication skills especially on the telephone..
• Being methodical and organised.
• Having good concentration.
• Being able to work to strict deadlines.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable.
  • Tenacious
  • Trustworthy.
  • Fully committed to learning the job.
  • Not afraid of hard work.
  • Able to communicate in a business-like manner
  • You will be required to do a full DPR check

Training to be Provided

Apprentices will be required to attend college 2 days per week for the first 18 months, at Uxbridge Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship.

Our Account Manager, industry-trained assessor and Learning Advocate will support apprentices to deliver our high-quality training programmes.

The apprentice will be required to complete:

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Standard and End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (if required)
  • Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role.

Future Prospects

Skilled engineer / Team Leader / Manager




Greenford, UK

Published on 21 Jun 2021

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