Production Engineer Apprentice

Portsmouth, Hampshire
Universal Joint, Portmouth
Job Description
Global Marine Group Apprenticeship - Production Engineer Apprentice, Universal Joint
This apprenticeship presents a unique opportunity to improve prototype products so they are built efficiently and effectively in terms of cost and quality. During training you will be exposed to and gain knowledge of all areas of the business.
Key Deliverables
Following the company induction and security briefing you will work in a variety of departments to gain knowledge of how the company operates, this will include:
  • Practical knowledge of hand tools and machine processes
  • Maintaining comprehensive records
  • Understand the ‘goods in’ and ‘goods out’ process
  • Gain knowledge of how products are planned and scheduled to be built
  • Assist in the build of products using a wide variety of techniques
  • Understand the health and safety implications of each task undertaken
  • Become involved in the production quality inspection process at component, sub-assembly and final product stages
  • Understand safe working practices, risk assessment, the basic principles of test, and investigative and fault finding techniques
  • Gain knowledge of the computerised drawing packages and assist in the production of design schemes through to releasing drawings
What you will Learn

Initially this programme will commence with 18 months (day release) off the job training at the PETA Engineering Training Centre in Havant to work towards the Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Competence) during which you will complete the following foundation competence units:
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
  • Maintaining electronic equipment/systems
  • General turning, milling and welding applications
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Functional Skills maths and English (if required)
The company is located on the Railway Triangle Industrial Estate, Portsmouth. You must be able to get yourself onsite, on time 
What you will receive on completion of this apprenticeship;
  • On completion of the above you will be further day released for the remainder of the apprenticeship to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) BTEC
  • At the same time you will undertake the agreed competency units in the workplace working to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Desired skills:
  • Effective communication skills to enable you to complete written and verbal reports
  • You must be able to explain problems and how they were dealt with clearly and concisely
  • Awareness of health and safety considerations
  • A tenacious attitude towards learning new skills
  • You will need to be productive when working as part of a team and independently with minimum supervision


Personal qualities:

  • You need to be focused, self-driven and possess a ‘can do’ attitude,
  • You must have a ‘continuous improvement’ mindset and a strong desire to develop high quality products
  • A methodical approach to problem solving and testing is required


Qualifications required:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent (inc Maths, English, Science – preferably Physics) at Grade C (4) or above
About The Company

Global Marine is part of the Global Marine Group, and is a market leader in subsea fibre optic cable installation and maintenance solutions to the telecoms sector amongst others. Global Marine is recognised as a high quality, independent strategic partner, with a successful and continued track record with the majority of key industry organisations.

The company has developed a base of technical knowledge, skills, technology, equipment and assets which provide the capabilities to plan, install, bury, store, test, recover and maintain subsea fibre optic cables; an essential combination for crucial connectivity across the globe.

Global Marine is in a unique position owning the world’s largest independent marine contracting fleet, including three purpose-built specialist installation and repair vessels, and four vessels servicing three of the world’s seven maintenance zones.

Global Marine’s capabilities can be deployed at any location in the world through the company’s network of vessels, offices and depots, with long established operations in key regions including Asian growth markets, directly and through joint ventures with leading telecoms players.

With an exemplary commitment to health and safety and a proactive approach to overcoming engineering challenges to exceed customers’ expectations, Global Marine is passionate about engineering a clean and connected future.