Engineering Technician Apprentice

  • Location : Southampton , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £15000.00 per annum

  • Posted : 12-08-2022

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Technician Apprentice for our client, DLM. Working in a calibration role, you will have an eye for detail and be interested in making sure that things are correct. This is a role that will include problem solving and working collaboratively to ensure that we are approving brilliant products.

As an Engineering Technician apprentice this programme forms part of your companies succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process.

You will learn how to work safely, work efficiently, use technical information, how to conduct business improvement activities, use Computer Aided Design software, general machining, fitting tecniques, how to maintain mechanical and electrical equipment, how to assemble and test electronic circuits as well as general welding techniques.

The starting salary for this role is £15,000.


Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant engineering skills centre for off-the-job training.   

Your Level 3 programme will include, a level 3 BTEC technical certificate and work-based qualification delivered by PETA. Overall duration 48 months

About the role:

As a Calibration/Test engineer apprentice, you will:

  • Become to learn how to identify deviations from customer requirements using measurement equipment and tools
  • Learn how to apply solutions to internal rejects and external customer issues
  • Learn how to apply change and concession requests
  • As a Calibration/Test engineer apprentice you will become competent in monitoring processes identifying the root causes of problems when they occur
  • Learn how to identify cost effective interventions to solve problems
  • You will become competent contributing to a range of projects and work collaboratively with the engineering team


  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after 3 month qualification period: After three months, each month Staff contribute 5% of basic pay [equates to 4% after tax relief] The Company contributes 3% of basic pay
  • 22 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Free Parking
  • Free Refreshments, Tea, Coffee, Squash
  • Company corporate clothing
  • Staff area
  • Overtime available


Additional Information

Monday – Friday 08:30AM – 17:00PM Working day 7.5 hours (1 hour lunch) = 37.5 hours a week

Essential Skills

2 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential

  • Your motivation, drive and focus are the assets that will be best appreciated
  • You will possess good communication skills
  • As well as having good numerical, logical, organisational and analytical skills

Desired Skills

  • You will be IT literate
  • You will be objective, using factual information and data to make decisions
  • You will be organised and work in a tidy, professional manner
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You will possess good interpersonal and written writing skills

About Company

Are you looking for a rewarding career where you can develop and take on different challenges, in an ambitious organisation with clearly defined growth plans? If you, are we want to talk to you! At DLM we are passionate about Engineering, Innovation and doing things differently, we are not just a Load Cell manufacturer, we design systems, provide onsite Engineering, develop new products and offer a wealth of services to our clients across the globe. We want to empower to work on you own ideas with guidance and support from us. You will have the opportunity to work on exciting new projects, play a vital role in the successful growth of a rapidly expanding company.

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please monitor your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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