Engineering Technician Apprentice

Hi-Technology Group

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Technician Apprentice for our client, Hi-Technology Group in Waterlooville. If you want to develop a career in engineering and are interested in manufacturing, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!

As an Engineering Technician Apprentice, you will work as part of a team to provide support and expertise for all areas of Engineering. This apprenticeship is designed to offer stretch and progression. 


Our Engineering Technician Apprentice will support the Development and Manufacturing team ensuring that customer products are moldable and easy to manufacture.

The process involves a DFM, Moldflow and warp analysis before the toolmaking process begins. You will be identifying areas of improvement with the manufacturing processes, undertaking analysis of production methods to ensure processes are lean and cost effective.

The role will include designing (2D and 3D) and managing the manufacture of new jigs and fixtures. You will also get involved with our automation projects working with the production, engineering and manufacturing teams ensuring that products move smoothly from design through prototyping to production. You will be using your excellent communication skills to ensure that all stakeholders are provided with the right information at the right time.

Other information

At Hi-Technology Group we are proud of the reputation we have built, both within the industry and with the customers we serve. With manufacturing sites in the UK and Eastern Europe, we are a strategic supplier to many of the world’s leading companies and provide a range of specialist solutions for customers in the aerospace, personal health and safety, military and medical sectors. Founded over 30 years ago we provide bespoke product design, tooling, manufacturing and logistics services to our customers and following a period of strong growth have recently been acquired by Portchester Equity.

At Hi-Technology Group we look forward to welcoming new employees into our enthusiastic, committed and knowledgeable team. Our success is ultimately down to the people we employ and their enthusiasm to help drive the business forward. With an enviable level of expertise throughout the organisation, Hi-Technology Group continues to employ the freshest talent and encourage the growth of individual careers. 

At Hi-Technology Group Ltd we proud ourselves to be a diverse and inclusive employer, and we ensure that all employees, future employees and applicants are treated equally and with respect. We are very proud of our diverse and multi-cultural workforce and we want to ensure that each employee, future employee and applicant feels valued, accepted and is supported and treated equally no matter what their background, identity or circumstance is.


To be considered for the role of Engineering Support Technician Apprentice, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • You will under go an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check before employment. You must not have any convictions that would compromise the companies security requirements
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • You will possess good 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
  • Have good numerical, logical, organisational and analytical skills
Personal qualities
  • You will be IT literate
  • You will be organised and work in a tidy, professional manner
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You will possess good interpersonal and written writing skills
Qualifications required
  • 5 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.


  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available
Future prospects

You will eventually be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality, accuracy and timely delivery of the work you undertake. Once you have gained the required experience you will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improvement.

Training to be provided

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 3 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by the client but be support every step of the way by PETA. 

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  The majority of skills development training in years 2, 3 and 4 will be completed with your employer at your place of work. 

You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 18 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:

  • 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:

Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Learning & Development Coach (30 months). During this time you will be day released for 24 months to complete a Technical certificate (Level 3) as part of your advanced apprenticeship standard. This will be the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge).

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