Apprentice Process Engineering - Alitex

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Job Summary

Location: Petersfield GU31 5RG
Salary per week: £230.76
Working hours: Mon – Thurs 08.00 – 17.00, Fri 08.00 – 14.30 hrs (40 hrs)
Applications in by: 16/12/2018
Interview Date: 20/12/2018
Job Code: ED27964

An Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to start or develop your career with a salaried job and free training.

An exciting opportunity to learn about all aspects of Alitex’s business including design, production engineering and all the manufacturing processes on site. Analysing data and reviewing processes will allow you to identify improvements and implement them.

We are looking to train and develop a resilient and highly skilled individual to support and develop a critical function within Alitex. This will be focussed on a career in process management and improvement however we have other exciting opportunities

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Duties will include:

  • You will be orientated around all aspects of the Alitex business including the design, CNC machining, fabrication, welding, and mechanical assembly areas
  • You will learn t to design mechanical fixtures and jigs using 3D modelling to generate 2D drawings
  • Learn how to apply Business Improvement Techniques to a range of applications
  • Monitor processes and learn how to apply problem solving tools including root cause analysis
  • Identify cost effective interventions to solve production problems
  • Get involved with a range of projects contributing towards the team meeting measurable targets
  • Be part of the Alitex’s flexible manpower solution supporting the product design function during peak times
  • Learn about the sales and design teams activities whilst you assigned to this are of the business

Other information:

  • The company is located at a remote rural site with minimal public transport.
  • You must be able to get yourself to and from site on time and safely.

The first 18 months of your programme
Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship 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 18 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques           
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety 
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment                   
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems                            
  • Maintaining electronic equipment/systems               
  • General turning, milling and welding applications                  
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system

In year 2 onwards you will complete:

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

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

Skills required:

  • A flexible attitude to work and be willing to use their own initiative.
  • You excellent communication skills will enable you to develop into a role where the ability to effectively communicate on a technical level with peers and management is crucial.
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You will need to be productive when working as part of a team and independently with minimum supervision
  • Have a good level of IT literacy, competent using MS Office

 Personal qualities:

  • You will have a ‘Can Do’ flexible attitude to work with a willingness to use your own initiative
  • Your enthusiasm motivation and drive will be among your best appreciated assets
  • You will be methodical with a good eye for detail.
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent (inc Maths, English, Science – preferably Physics) at Grade C or above
  • Any Engineering qualifications will be looked upon favourably
  • “A” level’s in Maths or Science will be looked upon favourably


  • 22 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • On-site parking
  • Auto-enroll Pension Scheme (when legible)
  • Progression opportunities for suitable candidates

 Future Prospects:

  • Become a valued member of a flexible and highly skilled team.
  • Progression and development opportunities.
  • Career pathways for the right candidates.
  • Excellent rewards with performance related pay structure

Applications in by: 16/12/2018
Interview Date: 20/12/2018
Job Code: ED27964

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