Approved by the IET, Spirax Sarco's apprenticeship scheme has been running for over 30 years.
There are two apprenticeship pathways available: Advanced Craft and Advanced Technician.
The Advanced Craft scheme allows you to gain practical experience in producing parts and products using a variety of methods and equipment. Placements take place across the company’s Cheltenham manufacturing site and cover everything from basic toolmaking and welding through to multi-axis machining techniques and inspection.
Those that follow the Advanced Technician pathway will cover theoretical and practical tasks covering all aspects of the business. These include everything from machining and purchasing through to product development and detailed engineering roles.
Work experience and qualifications gained
During the first year, apprentices undertake full-time study at college, where they complete an NVQ Level 2 and a Level 3 Technical Certificate.
Year two is spent working in various three-month work placements across the business, whilst heading out on day leave to complete a Level 3 Technical Certificate.
The final two years of the apprenticeship are spent in further work placements, but also include work-based assessments for a Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering. Depending on performance apprentices may have the option to further their education with an HNC or HND.
Benefits of the Spirax Sarco apprenticeships
Apprentices are offered a competitive salary, a bonus scheme, 25 days holiday, a pension scheme, life insurance, health insurance and subsidised restaurants.
What Spirax Sarco looks for in an apprentice
Spirax Sarco looks for applicants with an interest in engineering, and that demonstrate the right behavioural skills such as respect, accountability, passion, integrity and delivery. You’ll also stand out if you’ve already undertaken some form of engineering or technology work experience.
To apply you must have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C or above, including maths, English and science.
Find out more information on the Spirax Sarco apprenticeship scheme.