Engineering fitter apprenticeship

Produce complex high-value, low-volume components and assemblies

An engineering fitter produces complex high-value, low-volume components and assemblies in full or in part, such as turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms. As a fitter, you’ll likely have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation focus, but there are also multi-disciplinary fitters. During the engineering fitter apprenticeship you’ll interpret drawings and specifications before undertaking production or refurbishment, and ensure you have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task. You’ll need to check your work against quality standards and make adjustments as required. On completion of the task, you’ll hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking that equipment meets the standards required to operate. You may be based in a workshop or on client premises, which could include hazardous environments. You’ll be responsible for completion of your work to the required specification and deadlines, in line with quality, health and safety and environmental regulations and requirements, with minimum supervision.


Duration: 42 months

Relevant school subjects: DT, science and maths

Entry requirements for the engineering fitter apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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