If you are successful in the Gripple application then you will be asked to also complete the AMRC application.

Job description:

Gripple Ltd are looking for an apprentice machinist to complete a mechatronics maintenance technician apprenticeship. The candidate will join the engineering team on Gripple's 2024 Apprenticeship Scheme, starting in September.

More than a learning experience, life at Gripple is the first step in your future. Every journey is unique and we'll help you find your path and support you in unlocking your potential. Engineering game-changing solutions is in our DNA, and that passion starts with you.

As an apprentice at Gripple, you'll get hands-on training and support from experienced colleagues, playing your part in creating innovative solutions to help our customers achieve more with less. When you join the Gripple scheme, you have a permanent job from day one. That’s our first promise. Our second promise is that you will have fun, while learning skills and gaining experience that will carry you through your entire career.

Role & responsibilities

Based across all our Sheffield sites, the apprenticeship will be trained for a three-year term, with training provided both internally and externally at AMRC Training Centre (38 weeks' block release), to complete an apprenticeship in Mechatronics Maintenance Technician.

Reporting to an engineering team leader, you will work within the operations department, learning all aspects of the role. Duties you will be trained to do will include the following:

  • Mechanical:
    • basic bench fitting
    • milling, turning, drilling, welding and grinding
    • general breakdown repair
    • reading from technical drawings electrical and hydraulic
    • basic PLC interrogation
    • basic electrical skills
    • basic robotic programming
  • Electrical:
    • PLC programming
    • electrical fault finding (low and high voltage)
    • robotic programming
    • electrical panel building
    • electrical installations

Skills required:

  • Enthusiastic and pro-active, with a good work ethic
  • Numerate and able to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner, with a good standard of written and spoken English
  • Able to work with people at all levels

Personal qualities the candidate must have:

  • Ability to balance the demands of the learning programme and those of the working environment
  • Responsible
  • Willingness to learn and ability to work on your own initiative

Employer description:

At Gripple Ltd, an employee-owned and B Corp™-certified company and MX Awards Manufacturer of the Year 2022, we design, manufacture, and sell innovative, patented products for the construction, agriculture, solar and infrastructure markets.

As a Gripple apprentice, you will have a permanent job from day one, receiving all the same benefits as every other Gripple employee, including:

  • Career support
  • Competitive salary - level 3 apprentices receive a starting hourly rate of £9.84, more than 50% greater than the National Living Wage for apprentices of £6.40
  • Share ownership scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement – 32 days’ annual leave, increasing with service
  • Healthcare - life assurance, private individual health care, permanent health insurance scheme, Paycare health plan, enhanced family policies
  • Non-contributory 15% pension scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Free parking, tea, coffee (and biscuits on a Wednesday!)

Equal employment opportunity

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued with a sense of belonging. If there are any adjustments that would help your experience with Gripple, please let us know when you apply.

Whilst not mandatory, your completion of the applicant ethnic monitoring form will help us monitor and encourage equality and diversity. The information you provide will be anonymous and kept both confidential and separate to your application.

Things to consider:

During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial block of study. You will return to your workplace one Friday per month. After the initial block training you will attend the AMRC Training Centre for one day a week to undertake the knowledge study. The remaining four days will be spent in company learning on the job.

Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close applications ahead of the published closing date.

Qualification Requirements:

Advanced Apprenticeships entry requirements

You will need both of the following:

  • GCSE English language C or 4 or above
  • GCSE Maths C or 4 or above.

Applicants are also required to successfully complete a series of assessments at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre, as well as an employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeship applications are open for 2024.

Apply now.