Engineering Fitter Apprentice

The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is supporting Pudsey Diamond Engineering Ltd to recruit four Level 3 Apprentices working towards an Engineering Fitter standard to join their team and develop within the organisation.

What will the apprentice be doing?

The position will require the candidate to be actively involved within the day to day running of the factory, assisting and shadowing of tradespersons as required and undertaking small projects to facilitate the passing of the Engineering Standard for Fitter.

This will involve:

  • Reading technical drawings
  • Marking out
  • Fabrication
  • Cutting
  • Working to agreed requirements
  • MIG, TIG welding and Plasma cutting including the fabrication process
  • Laser cutting, folding and tube bending.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard programme. This will include a period of practical workshop based ‘off-the-job’ training at SETA’s Apprenticeship Centre in Southampton.

You will also begin a technical certificate (depending on your prior attainments) where you will be required to attend SETA one day a week over two academic years. After your initial training at SETA, you will be with your employer working on developing your skills for your End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Pudsey Diamond Engineering believe in training employees and are keen to use Apprenticeship schemes wherever practical since this will give the best combination of teaching and work in a real factory environment.

Progression in the organisation is based on merit and is dependent on the achievements and commitment of the individual.

Desired skills and personal qualities

  • Communication skills,
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Number skills
  • Initiative


  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

Being able to travel to and from the SETA training centre in Southampton and the workplace in Andover. Pudsey Diamond is a manufacturing organisation and the work in the manufacturing unit reflects its particular market sector. The work can on occasions be physically demanding, but never unsafe as we take pride in our health and safety as well as our quality record.

Training provider



Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA)

023 8077 1908

If you're interested, please apply via the government website.

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