Engineering Apprentice Electrical and Mechanical


Apprenticeship summary

Waterside Training in partnership with Ford Halewood Transmissions Ltd has seven fantastic opportunities for apprentices to join their production team as either a Mechanical or Electrical engineer, You will become part of the engineering team to fully support the manufacturing process at Ford and become a fully qualified engineer with experience.

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Closing date: March 22, 2024

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Date posted:
February 5, 2024
Possible start date:
September 2, 2024
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As an apprentice you will be:

* Working on machinery in the Mechancial workshop to create your own tools and parts

* Working on Lathes machines and milling machinery

* Following instructions to create and wire your own panels

* Programming of panels and fault finding in electrical workshop

* Working as part of a team on projects related to your workplace

* Machine and equipment maintenance

* Fault finding and diagnostics & continuous improvement

* Using preventative maintenance systems

* Restoring components undertaking repair, replacement and servicing.

The four-year engineering apprenticeship will initially cover broad based training and grounding in Electrical and Mechanical skills at Waterside Training in St Helens with years 2,3 and 4 working on plant at Halewood alongside qualified craftsmen in either an Electrical or Mechanical discipline whilst continuing to attend college day release up to Level 4 HNC

Apprentices will complete a programme of both theoretical and practical learning over a four-year period. Initially, based at Waterside Training (WA9 1TW) undertaking broad based training during year 1 in Electrical and Mechanical techniques before moving to a programme of working on site for a global organisation with experienced engineering technician’s tackling “real life” activities.  You will receive both vocational and academic training on and off site.

During the first year from September 2024 to July 2025 you will develop your skills and knowledge by attending Waterside Training Limited on a block release basis to carry out foundation training in Electrical and Mechanical techniques working from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Over the first two years you will complete a City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Engineering giving both academic and workshop skills.  Additional training will also be completed during your apprenticeship to cover the requirements of the programme such as Health & Safety Training, Lean Manufacturing and specific training as required by the company.

From July 2025, you will commence your full site based training at Ford (L24 9LE), 4 days per week with day release to continue your academic training.  Your site based work will follow the Level 3 Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician standard and you will continue to attend your company site for the remainder of your apprenticeship programme.

You will be a fully qualified HNC Engineer in either a Mechanical or Electrical discipline with the option to continue on to a HND Course and will then be in full time employment with the prospect of promotion



Ford Motor Company, is a global automotive industry leader, that manufactures or distributes vehicles across six continents. The Halewood Plant has a proud 59 year history as a local employer dedicated to manufacturing high quality transmissions. Ford are currently investing up to £230 million at the facility to transform it to build electric power units for future Ford all electric passenger and commercial vehicles. The business invests significantly in its apprentice programme. Given the level of investment it goes without saying that individuals who successfully complete the high-quality apprenticeship are offered permanent positions. Ford Halewood supports the onward development and growth of all personnel and has a track record of promoting from within based on performance and achievement. Ford Halewood Transmissions Limited is wholly owned by Ford of Britain motor company. Ford is a Disability Confident Leader. Ford of Britain is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or harassment on the grounds of race, religion or belief, gender, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability.


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Maintenance and operations engineering technician (level 3)