Engineering Technician Apprentice

Saacke Combustion Services Ltd

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Training are proud to be working with SAACKE Combustion Services UK Ltd, looking to source an exceptional Technical Apprentice for their organisation.  If you have any further enquiries into this role, please contact the PETA Engagement Team on 023 9253 8724. This is an exciting opportunity to learn how to design , develop and build combustion products.

If you have a great eye for detail, enjoy working to schedules and resolving problems this is the role for you. You will be working in the design team undertaking the original design of electrical systems and associated hardware. This opportunity is in a fast-paced environment requiring excellent communication skills and good team working skills.


Gain an understanding of the technical aspects of the design teams’ activities

Learn about how combustion systems and controls work

Become competent using 2D design software software

Learn how to undertake the design and modifications to a range of SAACKE products.

Learn how to complete supporting documentation

Eventually become able to support the development of procedures and processes to improve the efficiency of the design area

Become competent in monitoring processes using root cause analysis and problem-solving tools to effectively resolve issues

Learn how to identify cost effective interventions to solve problems

Become responsible in accordance with scheduled requirements and effectively communicate any changes to internal customers

Learn how to make a contribution to a range of projects and work collaboratively within the engineering team

Attend college / PETA and complete coursework on time and to the required standard

Take on additional responsibility in years 2, 3 and 4

Other information

The company are located in Havant, you must be able to get yourself here reliably.



Have good communication skills

You will be organised and work in a tidy, professional manner

Have an excellent attention to detail

You will possess good interpersonal and written skills

Have good numerical, logical, organisational and analytical skills

You will be computer literate

Personal qualities

Once trained you will be able to work effectively when supervised, with the ability to work on your own initiative when required

You will have a flexible approach with the ability to think on your feet.

A genuine interest in design with aspiration to become an engineering specialist

You must be able to work flexibly in respect of the requirements of the post

Commit to further training and personal development

You will demonstrate an interest in Saacke and the wider manufacturing industry

Qualifications required

Minimum of 4 GCSE's or equivalent (to include Maths, Science and English Language at grade C (4) or above

BTEC or relevant engineering qualification is desirable

A level qualifications or equivalent in relevant subject including Maths or Science will be looked upon favourably


Auto-enrolled into the Company pension scheme after qualification period and aged 22+

25 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)

Free parking on site

Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities

Future prospects

Become a valued member of a highly skilled team 

Progression and development opportunities

Support through HE qualifications

Career pathways for the right candidates

Excellent rewards with performance related pay structure

Training to be provided

During the foundation phase (18-months day release) you will complete a Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Competence) at the PETA Ltd Engineering Training Centre in Havant (5-minute walk from Havant Railway Station), consisting of the following units:

Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
Using and communicating technical information
Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
Conducting business improvement activities
General machining, fitting and assembly applications
Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
Assembling and testing electronic circuits
General welding applications
You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:
A BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Development Knowledge), requiring two years of day release and a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Development Competence), completed within the workplace


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering Technician

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