Mechanical Engineer Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship at Progressive Technology

Mechanical Engineer Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship at Progressive Technology

  • LocationNewbury, UK
  • Position levelApprenticeship
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 04 Jul, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 24 May, 2019
  • CompetitiveCompetitive
Our apprenticeship scheme provides entry level students with the knowledge and training to pursue a career in engineering.

At Progressive Technology, the first year of the apprenticeship is spent in our purpose-built training academy with full support provided by the Apprentice Training Manager. You will learn basic machining and hand fitting skills through a series of supervised machining tasks, in which you will manufacture a number of engineering tools.

You will work on a variety of machines within the academy including:

Centre lathes
Vertical milling machines
Surface grinders
Pillar Drills
In addition, you will attend Basingstoke College of Technology one day a week. This will provide you with a thorough understanding of the materials, manufacturing equipment and processes that you will be using throughout your career. Further course information can be viewed here:

The second and third year will see you placed in a specific part of the business, being either machining, quality, composite or DMLS.

At the end of your apprenticeship with Progressive Technology, you will achieve a Level 2 and 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, with the opportunity to further your education and study for an HNC.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, from 8am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Candidates will require a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade 4/C and above, to include the following subjects: Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry, Technologies, Engineering, Graphics or Resistant Materials.

The application process is open now, with the selection process taking place between March to June 2019. The process will include an initial aptitude test and first and second interviews. For further apprenticeship information, please email

Progressive Technology offer a competitive salary and benefits package including; pension scheme, private medical insurance, subsidised health club and gym membership, free lunch to all employees.

Over 90% of our apprentices are still at Progressive Technology, working as highly valued engineers. We look forward to hearing from you soon and to supporting your career in the engineering industry.

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