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Engineering Apprentice

Gillingham - United Kingdom

Apr 30, 2022

Full time



The role of Level 2 Engineering Apprentice offes the opportunity to learn new skills and gain nationally recognised engineering qualification.

It is essential to have a keen interest in solving practical problems and to enjoy the challenge of learning new skills.


Duties will include, but are not limited to:-

  • Level 2 Engineering Apprentices will be on a placement rotation within the business, spending time and gaining experience in Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Maintenance and Experimental Manufacturing Departments.
  • Work in a safe manner ensuring the safety of yourself and others around you at all times.
  • Work with your mentor to a training matrix set out to cover your Apprenticeship criteria and more
  • Work within an operations team understanding key requirements such as product quality, scheduling, bottleneck processes and flow
  • Work alongside mentor to set / changeover machining processes ensuring product quality
  • Communicate and liaise with other departments and all levels of management.
  • Attend meetings with your mentor representing your department.
  • Working alongside your mentor you will be responding to machine breakdowns on a day to day basis with a view to minimising downtime and improving reliability of the machines.
  • Basic root cause of process problems
  • Work alongside your mentor in planning and implementing preventative maintenance activities.
  • Work with your mentor to identify spare parts required to be purchased for machines.
  • Creation of documentation for production processes – Work instructions etc
  • Work along side your mentor to assess risks associated with manufacturing & assembly processes
  • Work with your mentor to understand component features and how they are manufactured
  • Support continuous improvement and investigate ways to engineer out persistent problems.
  • Working alongside your mentor carrying out milling, turning and grinding procedures.
  • Any other ad hoc duties as required
  • Document activities completed on the company’s job booking system.



  • Must have a practical aptitude and able to demonstrate ability to work with hand tools and measurement equipment.
  • Should enjoy working out how things work and repairing things that are broken
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Have the ability to work in a team whilst managing own responsibilities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic and focussed environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Personable, flexible and a proactive team player
  • Self-motivated and have a strong and flexible attitude towards work
  • To comply with H&S regulations, showing responsibility of personal safety and that of others



  • 3 GCSEs in English, Maths and Science at a minimum Grade B / 5-6 either expected or achieved.


  • Higher academic qualifications, ie A levels or BTEC (welcome but not essential)


  • Have keen interest in solving practical problems
  • Enjoy the challenge of learning new skills.
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • Treat colleagues with respect (Equality & Diversity)


In addition to the above requirements, the person must comply with all BorgWarner Policies and Procedures relevant to the role and follow the BorgWarner beliefs; Inclusion, Integrity, Excellence, Responsibility and Collaboration.

This Job description outlines the duties required, it is not a comprehensive or exhaustive list and the Line Manager may vary duties from time to time which do not change the general character of the job or the level of responsibility entailed.  Flexibility is required from all job holders.

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