About The Job
We are offering two different apprenticeships schemes for our 2020 programme. Our Princess Royal Training award winning apprenticeship programme follows a SEMTA approved level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship or a level 2 intermediate apprenticeship in Manufacturing Engineering. The apprenticeship will be for 18 months (level 2) or 4 years (level 3). The two programme will combine on the job training and college attendance.
Our Apprentice Manager supports each Apprentice for the entire duration of the programme, starting with making sure the transition into Xtrac and full time employment is as easy as possible.
Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship
After a formal induction into the company, the apprentice spends the first 16 months of their programme experiencing and learning all areas of the business. The remainder will focus on a particular part of the business ranging from skilled machining, process management, assembling gearboxes and engineering, where past apprentices have been placed. 85% of our previous apprentices are still at Xtrac as highly valued technicians and professional engineers.
College studies take place locally with study work focused on achieving Edexcel BTEC National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and there is a possibility of working towards additional higher qualifications. The ultimate goal is to achieve an level 3 diploman in machining (development knowledge) and to secure permanent employment with Xtrac.
Level 2 Apprenticeship
After a formal induction into the company, the apprentice spends the duration of their programme experiencing aspects of Machining.College studies take place locally with study work focused on achieving City & Guilds level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering.The ultimate goal is to achieve a Level 2 work based Foundation qualification, City & Guilds L2 in Manufacturing Engineering and to secure permanent employment with Xtrac.
The apprenticeship path you will commence upon is dependent upon performance during the selection process.
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.
A Mechanical bias is a real advantage, as is an interest in Motorsport and practical experience of cars/Motorsports, which may be gained from work experience.
The selection process will take place during March/April 2020 and will include an initial aptitude test, first and second interviews.