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Apprentice Scheme

An advanced or higher apprenticeship is a great way to stay in education whilst improving your skills, gaining work experience and getting paid at the same time.
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What apprenticeships are available?
  • Advanced Craft – This apprenticeship will allow you to gain practical experience of producing parts and products, using a variety of methods and equipment. Placements take place across the Cheltenham manufacturing site covering areas from basic tool making, to welding, to multi axis machining techniques, to inspection.
  • Advanced or Higher Technician – This apprenticeship includes theoretical and practical tasks covering all aspects of our business. Placements take place across the Cheltenham sites from machining to purchasing to product development then focused towards a specific engineering role.
Main programme elements:
Year 1
Year 2
  • Various work placements in relevant areas across Spirax Sarco; moving through the business typically on 3 month placements
  • Workplace based assessments towards the NVQ in Engineering
  • Continued day release at GET to conduct theoretical study
Year 3 onwards
  • On-going work placements across the business
  • Workplace based assessments for the NVQ in Engineering
Additional Further Study:
  • We are committed to the training and development of our employees. Spirax Sarco funds degree level learning, where business requirement & individual development needs support this; with a number of employees sponsored on part time degrees.
Minimum entry requirements:
  • 5 GCSE's at grade C (or 4) or above to include Maths, English and Science
  • Interests outside of school which show a genuine interest in engineering
  • A recent job or relevant work experience would be beneficial

What are the benefits?
  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • Pension scheme (up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Health insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Subsidised restaurants
  • Training and development


This scheme is now closed,
but will re-open at the end of December 2019
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