Engineering Operative Apprentice

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Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to source a number of exceptional Engineering Operative Apprentices for our clients in Fareham.

If you want to develop a career in engineering and have a passion for it, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!

We are recruiting now for Engineering Operative Apprentices to start on our programmes in September.


Your new apprenticeship

This Engineering Operative apprenticeship is designed to offer progression. Throughout your programme, you will learn how to:

  • Comply with statutory regulations and organisation safety requirements including any environmental compliance procedures and systems; Identify hazards and hazardous situations, this will require preparation of the work area and equipment.
  • Obtaining and follow job documentation and work instructions.
  • Learning how to extract the necessary data and information from specifications and related documentation.

You will then be carrying out the engineering activity, carry out quality checks as required.

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.


If you are interested in taking things apart to find out how they work and are methodical, this is the role for you. As our ideal Engineering Operative Apprentice, you will require:

  • Motivation and drive to succeed
  • Great 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
Personal qualities
  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in maintaining mechanical and electrical items is desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
  • 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 or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.


An engineering career offers endless opportunities depending on what you are interested in studying and where you want to work.  Whether you want to be involved in Welding and Fabrication, CNC Turning and Milling and electronics or are looking for a career in Product Design and Maintenance.  An engineering apprenticeship is a real job with real pay and a dedicated employer who wants to see you succeed.

All PETA employers are checked, trained and dedicated to ensuring your apprenticeship gives you the experience you need to kickstart your engineering career.

Training to be 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 supported 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. 

You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 13 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your EAL Level 2 diploma qualification. This will include:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • 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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Apply now to be considered for our September intake of Engineering Operative Apprentices.

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