Electrical Engineering Apprentice Encirc

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  • Apprenticeship Type

    Engineering > Level 2&3

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  • Location

    11, Gortahurk Road, Enniskillen, BT92 9DD

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Job Description


Ready to start your career? We are recruiting for Engineering Apprentices to join the team.

If you are looking to start your career in a fast paced & innovative business where every day brings new exciting, rewarding and sometimes unexpected challenges then this apprenticeship provides you with a fantastic opportunity to become an Electrical Engineer by developing your skills whilst gaining an Engineering qualification.

 Working within the engineering department you will gain on the job training and experience through the apprenticeship programme and monitored professional development which leads to a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and additional opportunity to progress onto a Level 5 qualification.

Work Pattern 08.00 to 17.00 Mon to Thurs, Fri 08.00 to 15.15 You will attend South West College one day a week and spend the other days on site.

 Salary: Year 1 £17,725.21 - £8.60 per hour  

Year 2 dependant on age £17,725.21 - £8.60 per hour (18-20 years old) £23,578.65 - £11.44 per hour (21 and over).

 Additional Payments £250 on completion of apprenticeship programme, £250 on attainment of new permanent role at Encirc & £250 on successfully passing probation.

For more information, please view our apprenticeship brochure


Encirc makes, fills, and distributes glass bottles and jars. We are market leaders in glass container design, manufacturing, bottling, and logistics solutions for the UK and Irish food and beverages industries. Our purpose is to deliver and uphold world-leading sustainable innovation, with great people and a great workplace collaborating on a great future.

Encirc produces up to 3 billion glass bottles and containers each year, many of which you’ll find in your homes. In 2021, we created the world’s most sustainable bottles, using 100% recycled glass. This is your chance to join a business that’s striving to have zero emissions by 2030. 

At Encirc, you’ll be part of a bespoke, 360-approach to the beverage supply chain, spanning filling, warehousing, and logistics. Reducing the road miles and carbon footprint of our customers’ products, we are conscious disruptors prioritising sustainability and modern technology.


The Benefits and Perks

  • Annual salary review

  • An annual leave package, additional days holiday awarded for long service.

  • Free onsite gym for all employees

  • Enhance Reward Platform with 100s of discounts at restaurants and retailers.

  • Employee Well-being benefits

  • Social Club

  • Pension scheme

  • Employer Funded Health cash plan for claiming back money on routine treatments.

  • Health Insurance Options

  • Accident Insurance Options

  • Professional Development Planning with onsite HR team

  • An international organisation with plenty of opportunities


The Next Step

Apply to this opportunity with Encirc through Workplus. #chooseglass

Encirc is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Every applicant will be evaluated according to skills regardless of age, gender, identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or religion.

Person Specification

The Key Requirements

  • GCSE Pass in English and Maths are essential as a minimum

  • Willingness to learn, be motivated and enthusiastic. 

  • Able to demonstrate good technical awareness and attention to detail.

  • A team worker with good organisational, leadership & communicating skills.

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Engineering (Level 2)South West College


The course supports the skills and knowledge development requirements for access into the engineering working environment and contains 2 components:

1 Engineering qualifications (Combined)

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering

2. Essential Skills at an appropriate level in:

  • Numeracy

  • Literacy

3. Digital Skills

  • ICT

4. Transferable Skills

  • Work Placement

  • Project Based Learning

The course supports learner skills and knowledge development for the following pathways:

  • Maintenance Technology

  • Fabrication and Welding Technology

  • Electrical and Electronics Technology

  • Technical Support



  • Understanding Health and Safety Principles

  • Mathematics for Engineers

  • Understanding the Principles of Science used within Engineering

  • Understanding the Materials used in Engineering


  • Hand Fitting (Cookstown/Dungannon/Omagh Campuses)

  • Producing Plate Work Components and Assemblies (Cookstown/Dungannon/Omagh Campuses)

  • Preparing and Using MIG Welding Equipment (Cookstown/Dungannon/Omagh Campuses)

  • CAD (Cookstown/Dungannon/Omagh Campuses)

  • Hydraulics (Cookstown/Dungannon/Omagh Campuses)

  • Industrial Coating (Cookstown/Dungannon/Omagh Campuses)

  • Electrical Engineering Pathway (Technology & Skills Centre, Enniskillen)

  • Essential Skills (All Campuses)

  • Broader Transversal Skills in Preparation and to Support Working in an Engineering Environment (All Campuses)


Level 2 Diploma in Engineering

Validated By


16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

Applicants will be required to hold a minimum of a Level 1 qualification, or 4 GCSEs at grades G or above including Math's grade D & English grade E.​

The minimum age requirement for this qualification is 16+



Start Date

Monday 02 September 2024

End Date

Friday 26 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Engineering (Level 3)South West College


The Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship will provide learners with a range of technical skills and knowledge enabling them to either gain employment or progress into further training within the Manufacturing or Maintenance Engineering sector. Although learners are likely to have already completed a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering, they can progress directly into the Level 3 qualification.

The qualification includes mandatory and optional units, allowing learners to specialise in one of a number of engineering disciplines. Those available at South West College include Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, Welding and Fabrication, and Maintenance, Installation and Commissioning.


The following pathways are available on the Level 3 Apprenticeship Programme:

1. Maintenance Engineering

  • Maintenance technology

  • Hydraulics, pneumatics

  • Electrical Maintenance

  • PLC programming)

  • Mechatronics

2. Fabrication and Welding

  • MIG and MMA welding (with Coded welding options)

  • Producing Plate work assemblies

  • Thermal and Plasma cutting

  • Drilling, folding and sawing operations

3. Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

  • Setting centre lathe and milling machines

  • Using centre lathe and milling machines

  • Principles of Mechanical Manufacturing

  • Fitting and Assembly

4. Technical Support

  • Producing Engineering Drawings/Models using 3D Computer Aided Techniques

Essential Skills and Broader transferable skills to support working in an engineering environment.

Optional Modules:

  • Programmable Logic Control

  • Centre Lathe and Milling Operations

  • CNC Programming and Operation

  • Fluid Power (Hydraulics and Pneumatics)

  • PLC Programming

  • Mechatronics

  • Preventive Maintenance Techniques

  • Full Diagnosis

  • Plate Work Fabrication

  • MIG, MMA or TIG Welding

  • Maintaining Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems

  • Power Control Engineering

  • Testing

  • CAD


Achievement of this qualification will be assessed via a combination of knowledge testing in the format of multiple choice questions under exam conditions and practical assessments. Practical assessments will be assessed on work based evidence and direct observation in the workplace.


Level 3 Diploma in Engineering

Validated By


16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

All candidates will require a participating employer.

Candidates will usually require a related Level 2 qualification and Essential Skills Numeracy and Literacy at Level 1 or above.

Adult entrants will be considered if they have appropriate prior learning and experience.

You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or Level 2 Essential Skills in English, Maths and Information Technology. Optional units can be undertaken to support the pathway chosen and company/job requirements.



Start Date

Monday 02 September 2024

End Date

Friday 26 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Completion of Level 3 Engineering enables career progression to:

or progression to

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