Mechanical Engineering Operative Apprentice - ETA Connect Ltd

Salary: £9711 to £9711 per annum + benefits Position: Full Time Location: Portsmouth
Posted: Last Wednesday at 1:07 PM Job Type: Permanent

Job Description:

PETA Training are looking to source an exceptional mechanical apprentice in Portsmouth.This is an exciting role is offered with the opportunity to travel world-wide, learning how to follow procedures and specifications s, and pipelines. The company is focussed on establishing a talent pipeline, they want to ensure that the business has the skilled staff it needs

As a Mechanical Engineering Operative Apprentice, you will become a valued member of team and have the chance for:National and International travelPerformance related pay

About the role

As a Mechanical Engineering Operative Apprentice, you will:

  • Learn how to work safely at all times
  • Become competent joining high voltage cables
  • Learn how to assemble cable hubs for a range of offshore applications
  • Become competent building auxiliary systems and assemblies to drawings and specifications
  • After training you will be working as part of team travelling to offshore wind farms tidal power generation sites
  • Become competent diagnosing faults and conducting repairs in line with company guidelines
  • Complete reports identifying all work undertaken
  • Learn other skills such as Fibre optic cable splicing
  • Learn how to assemble other equipment such as underwater machinery

Training to be provided

Engineering Operative Level 2

During the 15 month programme you will be day released for 13 months to complete a Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Competence) at the PETA Ltd Engineering Training Centre in Havant (5 minute walk from Havant Railway Station), consisting of the following units:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
  • Assembly and Testing Electronic Circuits
  • You will then pass through a gateway and progress onto the End Point Assessment phase of the programme

You will complete a medical before undertaking the offshore survival course

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering Operative


20 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday Progression routes within the company for the right candidate Free on-site car parking Staff kitchen and eating area Overtime available

Additional Information

The company is located on the Hilsea Industrial Estate, you will need to be able get here reliably The company offers flexible working hours e.g. start at 08.00 and finish at 16.00 hrs This role involves travel with possible overnight stays away. You will need to hold or have plans to achieve a full

Essential Skills:

As a Mechanical Engineering Operative Apprentice, you will require the following skills:A basic knowledge of electrical and electronics will be advantageousGood basic hand skills and an interest in assembly is requiredYou will also need good communication skills,A logical approach to problem solvingWell organised, good at planning ahead and can meet deadlines

Desired Skills

  • You will have good written and spoken communication skills be punctual, reliable and responsible
  • You will work well as a team member, be able to work effectively with a wide variety of people and be willing to assist when required
  • Ambitious with a strong team working ethos
  • You will need to be focused and self-motivated
  • You will be physically fit
  • Be safety conscious

Desired qualifications
A minimum requirement of 2 GCSE’s or equivalent at a C/4 grade or above including English and math’s is required.


About Company:

ETA design and build specialist equipment for the installation and maintenance of submarine cables, umbilicals, and pipelines. The company is focussed on establishing a talent pipeline, they want to ensure that the business has the skilled staff it needsIf you have the skills and experience required to excel in the role of Mechanical Engineering Operative Apprentice, we want to hear from you. Click APPLY below.

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