Our Advanced Engineering Technician apprenticeship programme will take on 50 individuals in preparation for long-term roles with the Company. Our first cohort of 15 apprentices started in September 2019.
As an apprentice engineer with us, you will study for a nationally-recognised qualification while gaining paid, hands-on experience on one of the most exciting mining projects in the world. It's an exciting, multi-skilled apprenticeship programme which will focus on developing a sound knowledge of electrical, mechanical and instrumentation principles and putting those into practice.
The four-year course will combine working with us alongside your studies at the TTE Technical Institute in Middlesbrough, the region’s leading engineering apprenticeship provider. You will spend your first two years developing your knowledge at the Woodsmith Mine site offices in Whitby, and learning practical skills at the TTE Technical Institute training facility. The remaining two years will be spent working for Sirius full time, gaining hands-on training to equip you for your career in mining operations.
If you're a bright and ambitious team player with a strong work ethic, good communication and problem-solving skills, we want to hear from you! You'll also need to be 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays in 2019 and have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including maths and English) or an equivalent qualification.
Our engineering apprenticeship programme includes a level 3 BTEC in engineering as part of the first two years of its study. If you have previously completed a level 3 BTEC in engineering, then unfortunately you are not eligible for this particular programme.
As part of our strategy to grow a local workforce, the Company has a firm commitment to taking on apprentices and helping young people to learn and gain the qualifications the need, whilst progressing in their roles.
Five apprentices have already been employed by the Company in finance, IT and administrative roles. All have progressed well and have been recognised in local apprenticeship awards for their achievements.