- Apprenticeships take between 2 and 4 years.
- Training takes place initially in our own well-equipped Training Centres - 42 weeks full time for Level 3 or 20 weeks in blocks for Level 2
- Apprentices gain additional qualifications including First Aid and Functional Skills and attend regular physical activities, including a one week residential course.
Welding is an important area of Engineering, from development right through to production. Welders are responsible for:
- setting and operating welding equipment and machinery
- completing inspections to ensure compliance to national standards for weld quality
- understanding and producing a variety of welded joints
- Preparing materials ready to join by cutting, bending and folding
Toolmaking and CNC Machining is a key area of engineering support for many manufacturing processes.
- Manufacture using own initiative and design or interpret customer requirement
- Understand and use a variety of hand and machine tools
- Produce diagrams and programmes confirming to British and International standards and to customer specifications
- Modify and control CNC programmes
Assembly Engineers are responsible for assembling materials and parts using instructions and appropriate tools.
This role involves:
- Read and interpret drawings and specifications.
- Inspect wiring installations, mechanical assemblies and electronic circuits.
- Adjust, repair and correct defects.
- Test product to ensure conformance to specifications.
Maintenance Engineers are a key part of the team, they ensure production continues efficiently.
This role consists of:
- Installing machinery and advanced equipment
- Fault finding, testing and monitoring
- Repairing and replacing components
- Ongoing improvement and preventative maintenance planning
Design Engineers develop and create Engineering products, see your designs come to life!
This role involves:
- Working to meet customer specifications
- Understand methods for designing projects
- Analyse designs against the brief
- Produce detailed design drawings
Although production processes and products are carefully designed, it is often necessary to adapt for market, technology or customer reasons.
Productions Engineers will:
- Establish areas for improvement
- Review quality and efficiency of existing products and processes
- Demonstrate benefits of proposals, including costings
- Work with the customer and productions teams
- Computer Aided Design Engineer
- Project Engineer
- Quality or Test Engineer
- Electronics Engineer
- CNC Machinist programmer
- Toolmaker / Machinist
- Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician
- Welder / Fabricator
- Grade 5 or above Maths plus at least 4 further GCSE’s at grade 4 or above.
- Commitment, determination and enthusiasm!
- Apply to HWGTA by carefully completing our application form
- All applicants undergo assessment and interviews
- Recruitment is between December and July. Apprenticeship starts in September.
- Companies make the final recruitment decision and all Apprenticeship places are employed positions.
I’m Jemma and currently a second year Apprentice for Yamazaki Mazak. I came across Mazak through work experience in 2015 whilst I was completing my GCSE’S. After this experience, I decided that Engineering was the pathway I wanted to take for my future career.
Since being employed by Yamazaki Mazak they have taken the time to shape me into the confident female engineer I am today. Through the skills I have gained from the training centre at WGTA (Worcester branch of HWGTA), and the hands on work I have been tasked with whilst in company, I feel that I now have the solid foundation to succeed.
Deciding to become an Apprentice was the best choice for me. It has given me the experience of working inside a company as well as the theory I have learnt from college.Jemma Dighton