About the Job
We are offering two different apprenticeships schemes for our 2021 programme. Our Princess Royal Training award winning apprenticeship programme follows a SEMTA approved level 3 Engineering Technician or a level 2 intermediate apprenticeship – Engineering Operative.
The apprenticeship will be for 18 months (level 2) or 4 years (level 3). The two programmes 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 in different forms of skilled machining, 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 EAL level 2 and level 3 Diploma in Machining and there is a possibility of working towards additional higher qualifications. The ultimate goal is to achieve an level 3 diploma in machining (development knowledge), level 2 and level 3 Manufacturing Engineering & Machining (workbased skills) and to secure permanent employment with Xtrac.
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.
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 Engineering Operations. The ultimate goal is to achieve a Level 2 work based Foundation qualification, City & Guilds L2 in Engineering Operations and to secure permanent employment with Xtrac.
Candidates will require a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade 3 and above, to include the following subjects: Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry, Technologies, Engineering, Graphics or Resistant Materials.
The apprenticeship path you will commence upon is dependent upon performance during the selection process.
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 2021 and will include an initial aptitude test, first and second interviews.