Engineering Fitter Level 3 - Day Release


The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems. Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias.

Who is it for?

Engineering Fitters perform a vital role in producing complex high-value, low-volume components or assemblies (in full or part) using machines, equipment or systems to the required specification.

You need to be aged 16 and over with 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C or 9-4 including Maths and English.

What will I learn?

Whilst undertaking this apprenticeship you will gain a wealth of knowledge and skills undertaking a key role within your company. In addition you will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Foundation Phase
    • 6 Foundation Engineering units
  • Development Phase
    • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
    • Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • Maths and English
    • English Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)
    • Maths Functional Skills Level 2 (If required)
  • Professional Membership
  • Opportunity to register as an Engineering Technician

When can I start?

Right now! Our apprenticeships team work with local employers to make apprenticeships available throughout the year and it’s really easy to apply - so why wait?

Course Overview

Core Knowledge

  • Materials used in components/assemblies their use and application considerations
  • Principles of design and operation
  • Manufacturing and assembly processes
  • Safe use of tools and equipment
  • Component/assembly specifications, what they are and how to use them
  • Techniques for measuring, marking, cutting and drilling materials accurately, safely and economically and manufacturing processes
  • Engineering mathematical and scientific principles, methods and techniques
  • Engineering data
  • Component/assembly documentation
  • Quality standards for components/assembly and the application of ISO 9001
  • Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Environmental considerations
  • Communications; verbal and written
  • Planning techniques – resources, tools, equipment, people; time management
  • Component/assembly quality checks
  • Faults and problem-solving techniques
  • Improvement techniques
  • Fitters’ role in wider operation
  • Contribution to commercial operations

Core Skills

  • Reading, interpreting and understanding the component/assembly specification, diagrams, drawings and work instructions
  • Planning component/assembly task – materials, tools and equipment
  • Preparing work area
  • Using appropriate hand-fitting tools
  • Checking tools during and after task completion; identifying and reporting defects
  • Measuring and testing, checking/inspecting component/assembly
  • Problem solving; analysing the issue and fixing
  • Applying improvement techniques
  • Communicating with colleagues/customers
  • Completing documentation
  • Restoring the work area on completion
  • Procedural waste disposal
  • Operating within limits of responsibility
  • Operating in line with quality, health & safety and environmental policy and procedures

Core Behaviours

  • Takes personal responsibility
  • Works effectively in teams
  • Effective communicator
  • Committed to personal development
Additional Information

During your apprenticeship you will receive:

  • An induction to the programme to make you feel welcome and to help you understand how the apprenticeship works
  • Day release training at our Training Centre to help build your knowledge and skills
  • Training in the workplace to help you learn the job role and to become a valued member of the team
  • Regular progress reviews to help with your development and to ensure you remain on track to successfully complete your apprenticeship

The majority of your learning will be undertaken whilst you are working.  To successfully achieve the apprenticeship 20% of the teaching, learning and development will be undertaken through off-the-job training which takes place at our PETA Engineering Training Centre in Havant