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Job Title : Mecc Alte UK - Production Engineer Apprentice
Employer : Mecc Alte UK Limited
Location : Oakham, LE15 6RF
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Engineering Technician
Sector : Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00224
Brief Description : A new exciting apprenticeship vacancy has been created at Mecc Alte, offering fantastic experiences for people with a genuine interest in Engineering and Maintenance.


Qualifications Required : 5 GCSEs at 9 – 4 / A* - C (5 or above preferred), must include maths, English language, and ideally Science, or equivalent related qualification.
Vacancy Detail : We are a worldwide group providing alternator solutions with our sales plants and manufacturers in Italy, the UK, China and India. Each facility is concentrated on the production of world-class alternators, with complete manufacturing in Mecc Alte SpA and Mecc Alte Power Products in Italy (1 – 5,000kVA), Mecc Alte UK in Great Britain (1 – 3,000kVA), Mecc Alte Haimen in China (7.5 – 3,000kVA) and Mecc Alte India in Pune India (6.5 – 750kVA). This network of factories is additionally supported by wholly-owned subsidiaries based in Australia, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the USA who specialise locally in the sales, distribution and aftersales for all Mecc Alte's alternator solutions. We have a vertically integrated production structure; we control everything we do from the lamination die manufacturing right through to the final electronics. We continue to believe that our employees are our most important asset: professional, skilled, experienced and committed, they remain the critical reason for our success. Our products are so successful due to their high quality and reliability - this is because our people provide real added value. We employ over 1,200 people throughout the world and we invest heavily into our ongoing training program to ensure that they are able to make a significant, ongoing contribution to our expansion.

Production Engineering Apprentice with Mecc Alte (UK) Limited & Cabel (UK) Limited

Mecc Alte Group is delighted to be recruiting Apprentices to support it’s UK division in Production Engineering.

During your Apprenticeship at Mecc Alte Group, you will be allocated a buddy (typically Production Engineer and Maintenance Supervisor) to oversee and support you in a work-based learning programme.

You will join a work culture that is friendly, diverse, supportive and celebrates values of honesty, integrity, creativity, pride in exceeding customer expectations, personal development and success through innovation and technical excellence.

Being a Production Engineer Apprentice Apprentice within Mecc Alte Group will give you practical experience and theoretical knowledge whilst you obtain formal qualifications - which are recognised and fully transferrable within the manufacturing sector.

Get experience working in multiple manufacturing areas, in a fast paced and physically demanding environment. Learn to assemble components to a high quality standard and to strict deadlines and gain excellent communication skills whilst working with your teams.

Vacancy Description

Whilst assigned to the Production Engineering team, you will also gain experience and skills across Mecc Alte Group (inclusive of Cabel UK) in the following areas:

Gain an understanding of our Manufacturing, Assembly & Testing processes– learn about the assembly, manufacture and testing of our vast range of alternator models built for our various client/industry base
Service– understand the servicing of products i.e. strip down of machinery, fault finding, assembly, inspections and testing both on-site & off-site, repairs, servicing, commissioning of alternator products, transformers, motors etc
Production Engineering – learn about backing up production facilities, engineering drawings, tooling, etc
Quality Control & Assurance – understand and learn about the importance and compliance with quality control and assurance procedures in relation to manufacturing/service
Maintenance – understand and learn about maintenance requirements in the factory, service areas, including equipment troubleshooting, fault-finding on lathes, winding equipment etc
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : year 1 - 8am-4.30 mon - Thurs; 8am-12.30 Friday 36.5hrs
Salary : £ 237.82 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 31/12/2020
Possible Start Date : 04/01/2021
Personal Qualities : Personable
Keen to learn
Excellent timekeeper
Works well as part of a team as well as on initiative
Numerical reasoning
Excellent attention to detail
Good IT skills
Achieving key training objectives
Effective time management skills
Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
Skills Required : You won't need any experience, but must have a genuine interest in Engineering or Maintenance
We're looking for talented people who are hands-on, eager to learn, passionate about engineering
No specific skills are required for this position as all the relevant training will be given, however the successful candidate(s) will demonstrate reliability, enthusiasm, flexibility, tenacity, good attitude to learning and good work ethics, to succeed and develop a good career
You need to have the right attitude and 100% commitment towards engineering career, work and your college studies
Training to be Provided : This 4 year programme will include:
• Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
• NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
• A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
• In house training in line with your requirements.
Other Information : Initially you will be employed on a 3-4 year fixed term contract, with potential to be offered a permanent position in the Production Engineer Department (upon completion of the apprenticeship programme), however this is not guaranteed.
Things to consider : Mecc Alte are situated in Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RF whilst you need to be able to travel comfortably to the working location you also need to be able to travel to Make UK's training facility in Aston, Birmingham on a weekly basis.

Researching travel and travel times is very important before applying for these vacancies.

Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed for travel to and from College only.
You will be required to complete a 6 month probationary period with the employer (this will be paid).


Attractive apprentice salary to start £12,400 per annum, with progression based on performance during apprenticeship
20 days holiday (increasing with service by 1 day per year) to maximum 25 days
5% pension contribution (eligible after 3 months service)
4 x salary death in service benefit (eligible after 3 months service)
Up to 5% of Salary - Income from Operations Bonus scheme (discretionary annual scheme)
EAP (Employee Assistance) Programme – 24/7 confidential counselling service
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