Engineering Operative Apprentice

Smartlouvre Technology Ltd

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Operative Apprentice for our client, Smartlouvre Technology Ltd in Havant.

If you want to develop a career in engineering and have an interest in maintenance, 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
  • Prepare the work area and equipment.
    Obtain and follow job documentation and work instructions.
  • Learn how to extract the necessary data and information from specifications and related documentation.
  • Carry 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.


As a member of the Smartlouvre family you will not just be an apprentice. You will be a key member of the team, involved in the day to day running of the business. Your duties and training as a Engineering Operative Apprentice will include:

  • You will be trained how set up and run the complex weaving machines.
  • Understand ancillary processes such as bobbin winding and laser wire manufacture.
  • Trained in the operation and maintenance of the paint line operation.
  • For the screen manufacturing processes you be competent in measuring, mesh preparation, extrusion cutting and assembly.
  • Working with the engineering team you will carry out factory and warehouse maintenance.
  • Assist the engineering manager where required.

You will always work in accordance with company safety procedures and follow Health and Safety legislation. 

Other information

Smartlouvre is a totally unique solar shading and screening specialist, providing solutions for wide ranging problems of solar heat gain, glare, high energy costs, heat attenuation, light diffusion, privacy, security and traffic light visibility.



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

  • 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
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
Future prospects

There is opportunity for a full time role once the apprenticeship has been completed. 

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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