Engineering Technician Apprentice

Full Time

PETA Apprenticeships

Engineering Technician Apprentice Portchester

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PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Technician  Apprentice for our client, SMR. Working in this role you will have an eye for detail and be interested in making sure that things are correct. This is a role that will include problem solving and working collaboratively to ensure that we are making brilliant products.

As a Metrology apprentice this programme forms part of your companies succession planning for the future. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process.

Training to be provided:

Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship you will be paid and day released to PETA’s Havant engineering skills centre for off-the-job training.  You will learn how to work safely, work efficiently, use technical information, how to conduct business improvement activities, use Computer Aided Design software, general machining, fitting tecniques, how to maintain mechanical equipment, how to assemble and test electronic circuits as well as general welding techniques. Your Level 3 programme will include, a level 3 BTEC technical certificate and workbased qualification delivered by PETA.

Overall duration 48 months.

About the role:

  • As a Metrology Apprentice, you will learn how to conduct measurements to aid validation to the requirement of projects
  • Comply with company operating procedures for dimensional verification in an approved sequence as directed by the Metrology Engineer
  • Issue reasoned reports with supporting data/evidence, in an approved format
  • Support Calibration through periodic measurement of gauges
  • Support internal departments with development and problem solving for new products
  • Ensure Metrology equipment is checked daily to ensure it is operating correctly and to report any defects promptly
  • Dispose of any waste materials in accordance with Company policies & procedures
  • Support team members to ensure efficient accuracy and timing


  • 205 hours holiday per year plus Bank Holidays
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Flexi-Time
  • Dress Down Fridays
  • Employee Recognition Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle2Work Scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Contributary pension scheme


07:45-16:45 Monday to Thursday with a 30-minute unpaid break each day
07:45-12:45 Friday
Total of 39 hours per week.
We would encourage early submissions of applications, as these will be considered on receipt and suitable candidates invited for interview. We reserve the right to withdraw the advertisement early if the vacancy is filled before the closing date.

Essential Skills

  • GCSEs at grades A to C (or equivalent) to include Maths and English
  • The ability to use Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel & Word)
  • The ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Work as a team player
  • Attention to detail

Desired Skills

  • Previous experience in 3D scanning or CMM equipment
  • Previous experience of working within a measurement department
  • Previous experience of working with PCDMIS software
  • Basic mechanical engineering understanding
  • Basic mechanical skills (experience in the use of hand tools etc)

About Company

At SMR we believe that our people are our biggest asset and that the capability of the company is the combined competence of all of us. Join our team and experience the spirit of a well-networked global enterprise offering exciting projects and outstanding development opportunities. We are a strongly connected global team, spanning worldwide, that is committed to continuous improvement which facilitates the development of our employees. We have created an open, friendly, team-based atmosphere which is competitive, yet collaborative, and hardworking but fun.

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will receive an email with an application form on that you will need to complete. Please monitor your inbox (and spam / junk folder) for this email and complete the form as soon as possible.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Essential Requirements

  • GCSEs at grades A to C (or equivalent) to include Maths and English
  • The ability to use Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel & Word)
  • The ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Work as a team player
  • Attention to detail

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