Apprentice Engineering Fitter (Electromechanical)

Bigneat Ltd

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Training are proud to be working with Bigneat, looking to source an exceptional Fitter Apprentice for their organisation.

You will learn about all aspects of our business before focusing on the manufacturing processes on site where you learn fabrication and assembly skills in our pre-paint area. You will then move into the finishing area where you will build assemblies completing modifications and adjustments ensuring they are correct, and then complete final tests.

Bigneat is a world-leading innovator of high-performance ductless laboratory safety solutions. We are establishing an apprenticeship that will provide us with a pipeline of talent enabling us to future proof the business proactively deal with skills gaps.


  • Learn about all aspects of the business
  • Become competent fabricating enclosures to customer drawings
  • Learn how to dry build the assemblies, ensuring that they are dimensionally correct
  • Undertake quality checks to ensure that the all parts are correct prior to painting
  • Become competent completing final build of assemblies, final fitting both electrical and mechanical components to specifications
  • Complete adjustments and modifications of components and assemblies to ensure fit and presentation
  • Learn how to undertake final performance tests and complete Bigneat documentation
Other information
  • The company is located in Waterlooville you must be able to get yourself onsite, on time, reliably.
  • This is a production orientated business teamwork takes priority
  • Ideally you will need to hold a full driving licence in year 2 to be able to undertake this position
  • Wage will rise to £12K following a successful first 6 months
  • The company wants you to buy into their work philosophy being keen and enthusiastic is more important your current level of skill/knowledge


  • Excellent communications skills are required as this job entails daily contact with all personnel and the supervisory and management team
  • This will include written communication skills enabling you to complete documentation.
  • You will be able to explain problems and how they were dealt with clearly and concisely     
  • Awareness of health and safety considerations.
Personal qualities
  • Once trained you will be able to work effectively when supervised, with the flexibility to work on your own initiative when required
  • Good eyesight and hand to eye coordination
  • You must be able to work flexibly in respect of requirements of the post
  • Commit to further training and personal development
  • You will demonstrate an interest in Bigneat and the wider manufacturing industry
  • Willing to work flexible hours
Qualifications required
  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs or equivalent (inc Maths, English) at Grade A* - C / 4 - 9
  • BTEC or relevant Engineering training or qualification is desirable


  • Auto-enrolled into the Company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking on site
  • Become a valued member of our successful team
Future prospects
  • Progression and development opportunities
  • Support through further professional development
  • Career pathways for the right candidates
  • Excellent rewards with performance related pay structure
Application questions
  • What interests you most in an engineering career with Bigneat?
  • What do you think will make you stand out from other candidates for this role?
Training to be provided

You will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training centre for off-the-job training.  The majority of your development training will be completed with your employer at your place of work. You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 12 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety 
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment                         
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems                 
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)

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