Apprentice Mechanical Fitter


Apprenticeship summary

The Successful Apprentice will be actively and enthusiastically engaged in all activities, to ensure that you learn the practical skills, underpinning knowledge and understanding required to qualify as a Mechanical Fitter, whilst ensuring health and safety procedures are followed throughout.

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Closing date: May 24, 2024

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Date posted:
May 9, 2024
Possible start date:
September 2, 2024
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1.     To be dependable and responsible (punctual and reliable).

2.     Learn and follow all health and safety procedures required to keep yourself and others safe.

3.     Familiarise yourself with all equipment; learning how to conduct pre-user checks and report all defects.

4.     Learn how to safely use all plant and equipment.

5.     Positively commit with mentor, training officers, supervisor and HR to complete all elements of the training programme in a timely manner.

6.     Attend full time, block release and/or day release in college, work diligently to complete, modules, units and elements of theoretical learning and underpinning knowledge in a timely manner.

7.     Following an initial period of ‘Basic Engineering Skills Training’,

8.     Must develop competency in the use of propulsion machinery, inches, pumps, valves, coolers, cranes and auxiliary systems. Will become proficient in the use of a variety of measuring diagnostic equipment to meet the required specification.

9.     Follow instructions and advice of supervisors; make a positive contribution in the production process.

10.   Successfully complete trade and coding qualification tests if required to meet Company needs, classification society requirements and specifications.

11.   Conduct yourself in a professional manner in all contacts with course personnel, clients, inspectors, supervisors, maintaining the excellent reputation of the company.

Engineering Fitter, Level 3 (Mechanical) – APprentice will eanrone of the following qualifications:

  • 1) Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – Awarding organisation EAL; GLH 750, or
  • 2) Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) – Awarding organisation Pearson; GLH 720 or
  • 3) Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) Awarding organisation City & Guilds; GLH 720.

1 year full time – The Engineering College, remaining time day release (one day at TEC and 4 at Cammell Lairds).

On the job training with support of mentors.

After successful completion of the apprenticeship, the right candidate could move into many areas, such as:

  • Technical Office
  • Quality Assurance
  • Management
  • Supervisory Roles



Known across the globe, the company was founded by Scottish entrepreneurs William Laird and his son John and has been operating since 1828s. Since its inception, Cammell Laird has built more than 1,350 ships including many famous and innovative vessels. Cammell Laird has been at the forefront of UK shipbuilding and ship repair for more than 120 years. As such, it has played a pivotal role in supporting the Wirral community, sustaining vital jobs and creating a lifeline for the Wirral economy.


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Apprenticeship standard:

Engineering fitter (level 3)