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Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships

These vacancies have now been filled for the 2021 intake. However, if you are interested in applying for one of these Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships in the future, you can find useful information here.

Level 2 Building Maintenance (Gloucestershire)

This is a new scheme in which apprentices learn and develop maintenance skills and knowledge through onsite work placements while studying towards nationally recognised qualifications.

What will I do?

You will learn a range of skills including plumbing, tiling, electrical installation, carpentry and plastering. The opportunity to progress to a Level 3 apprenticeship in plumbing may be available upon successful completion of the Level 2.

Applicants must have:

• GCSEs at a minimum of a 3 or a grade D in Maths and English or functional skills (minimum level 1).

Level 3 Engineering Technician (Gloucestershire)

This is a four-year commitment during which you will learn and develop engineering skills and knowledge through onsite work placements, whilst also studying for nationally recognized qualifications.

What will I do?

In year 1 you will be based full time at Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET), a technical facility based in Gloucester where you will learn the basic practical and theoretic principles of engineering, studying Performing Engineering Operations at NVQ Level 2, and a Technical Certificate Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology. 80% of your time is spent in the workshop. In year 2, you will spend time in our manufacturing and production facilities, learning about the products and processes used to produce them. In years 3 and 4, you will spend time in the product divisions, gaining a broad knowledge base and determine your area of interest for your future development. Your education continues throughout this time.

Applicants must have:

• At least 5 GCSEs, including the minimum of a level 5 (B grade) in Maths, and level 4 (C grade) or above in four other subjects including Science and English.
• Other relevant subjects such as Product Design or Engineering would be an advantage. Please note that if you have PEOs or BTECs in Engineering, you may be required to repeat certain modules. Please ensure your CV is up to date with details of qualifications you are currently studying towards, including full titles and levels. You can include predicted grades if you have not completed your studies yet.


Level 3 Manufacturing Technician (Gloucestershire)

This is a four-year commitment during which you will learn and develop engineering skills and knowledge through onsite work placements, whilst also studying for nationally recognized qualifications.

What will I do?

In year 1 you will be based full time at Gloucestershire Engineering Training (GET), a technical facility based in Gloucester where you will learn the basic practical and theoretic principles of engineering, studying Performing Engineering Operations at NVQ Level 2, and a Technical Certificate Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology. 80% of your time is spent in the workshop. In years 2 to 4, you will have different placements, spending time in production, machine shop and maintenance. Production and manufacturing areas can be challenging, fast-paced and highly demanding, where deadlines must be met, and work and products are produced to a high standard.

We are looking for people who:

• enjoy practical, hands on tasks either in school or at home
• work well under pressure
• like seeing the output of their days' work
• are flexible enough to deal with the changing demands on production and production techniques

What qualifications do I need?

• GCSEs at a minimum of Grade D/Level 3 including Maths, English and Science. If you don't meet these grades, we look at the whole application so we still want you to apply, you might have the practical skills that we are looking for!
• Other relevant subjects such as Product Design or Engineering would be an advantage. Please note that if you have PEOs or BTECs in Engineering, you may be required to repeat certain modules. Please ensure your CV is up to date with details of qualifications you are currently studying towards, including full titles and levels. You can include predicted grades if you have not completed your studies yet.


Level 3 Manufacturing Technician (Miskin, South Wales)

As a company that manufactures the products it designs, our Manufacturing Services Division (MSD) represents about half of our business. Due to this, we need a dedicated manufacturing apprenticeship programme that makes sure that we have a talent pool to meet the current and future demands of the division. This apprenticeship is a four-year commitment during which you will learn and develop engineering skills and knowledge through onsite work placements, whilst also studying for nationally recognised qualifications. You will learn a range of skills including soldering, assembly of products, machining, maintenance of equipment. You will study for an EAL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies.

What will I do?

The first year is based full time at Bridgend College, where you learn practical and theoretical engineering knowledge in a range of subjects. In years 2 to 4, you will have different placements, spending time in production, machine shop and maintenance. Production and manufacturing areas can be challenging, fast-paced and highly demanding, where deadlines must be met and work and products are produced to a high standard. This pathway will appeal to people who work well under pressure and are flexible enough to deal with the changing demands on production and production techniques.

What qualifications do I need?

• GCSEs at Grade C including Maths, English, Science and other relevant subjects (such as Engineering or Product Design).
• You should be able to show us that you are a practical person and have worked on projects either at school or at home that demonstrate this.


Level 3 Commercial (Gloucestershire)

Commercial Apprentices will study towards a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration during this 18 month programme.

What will I do?

The apprentices will work within a variety of key corporate functions which may include Marketing Communications, Purchasing/Procurement and Sales before specialising in their chosen area. Duties include a range of activities in line with the Diploma in Business Administration curriculum, including producing business documents, developing and delivering presentations, analysing and presenting business data, chairing and leading meetings, participating in a range of projects, and creating and managing a tender.

What qualifications do I need?

• A minimum of five GCSE A-C passes including Maths and English
• Good written and oral communication skills
• Use initiative, be accountable and have a mature approach to work
• Experience of working in a customer service environment
• Experience software packages including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• A full UK driving licence is essential as the role will involve travel to other sites and events
• Familiarity with one or more of the following software packages would be an advantage: MS Outlook, Sage CRM, InDesign, Photoshop


We hope to be able to offer these schemes again in 2022. We usually open recruitment on the website in December so please visit these pages again if you want to apply. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the Renishaw Apprenticeship Programme, email us at AGPCareers@Renishaw.com.