Engineering Operative Apprentice

Beautiful Marine Floors

Apprenticeship summary:

If you want to develop a career in engineering and would like to learn fabrication techniques, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!

As an Engineering Operative Apprentice, you will be complying with statutory regulations and organisation safety requirements including any environmental compliance procedures and systems. In your role, you will learn how to

  • Identify hazards and hazardous situations
  • Learn about the specific machinery, equipment and tooling required for the technical support operation
  • Learn about the different technical support techniques, specific safe working practices, procedures and quality requirements that need to be observed
  • Plan the technical support operation before you start.
  • Preparing equipment, tooling, materials, etc. and complete set up activities before carrying out the technical support.
  • Carry out the technical support operation in line with specific safe working practices and specification requirements
  • Carryout quality checks during and after the technical support operation


Joining the team as an Engineering Operative Apprentice,  you will learn about general aspects of our business before focusing on fabricating more intricate deck edging border parts by hand and assembling those parts onto the main deck using welding tools.

Some deck panels require CAD drawing and machining so the role includes drawing the decks using CAD software ready for others to machine, For bigger deck panels you may be needed as an assistant to fitting panels to boats off site.

Other information

Beautiful marine Floors/MCP are a small and dedicated team focused on supporting their apprentices helping them to learn the skills that will enable them to become a success. They are motivated to developing and expanding their business they need focused high-quality people.


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

  • This is physical job you will need to be fit and want to undertake a very hands on role
  • 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
Personal qualities
  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical components are 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.


  • 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
  • There could be a permanent position for the right candidate on completion of your apprenticeship.
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 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.  This will be a 15-month programme, structured as 13 months of day release (1 day a week) of skills training at PETA Ltd where you will complete the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills). Your units will include:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety
  • Working efficiently and effectively in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information

Agreed additional units

  • 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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