Apprentice Engineering Fitter – TECH CONTROL SYSTEMS LTD (LS27 7JU)

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A fantastic opportunity to work in a company that prides itself on a great working environment. You will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of electrical engineering including wiring, fitting, electrical testing, electrical engineer, auto cad and installation of the product onsite.


An average day will depend on the entrance level you join the company but the basic plan will be to spend at least 3 months in the following departments until specializing in your preferred department:

  • Production – backplate wiring & final assembly of control panels
  • Test Department – assisting with testing the final product within our factory
  • Stores – learning basic stocking keeping and product familiarisation
  • Electrical Engineer – assisting with production of schematics including design of control panels
  • Site – assisting with installation of the final product and onsite wiring modifications
  • Estimating – learning the basic how jobs/contracts are priced

About the Employer

Technical Control Systems Limited is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire and is one of the UK’s largest independent manufacturers of low voltage switchgear and control panels in the UK. TCS has a proven performance record worldwide, with over 50 years of experience working in a variety of market sectors including: Water Industry, Electricity Supply Industry, Mining, Petrochemical, Pharmaceuticals, Food Industry & Brewing. We have long term frameworks with Yorkshire Water, Southern Water and United Utilities.

Training to be Delivered

Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Level 3
42 months plus 3 months EPA

This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mixture of college and work based learning. Successful candidates will attend our Printworks Campus one day per week to learn the skills/ knowledge required to be successful within this role. They will also receive a visit once a month in their place of work from their assessor, where delivery will take place on a one to one basis.

Employers must satisfy themselves that apprentices are ready for their end point assessment. Apprentices must demonstrate that they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieved a minimum Level 2 English and maths
  • Satisfactory completion of the formal training plan agreed with the apprentice by the employer
  • Sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard
  • Complete a minimum of 20% of their contracted hours allocated to off the job training

The end-point assessment is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development (final three months).  It will consist of a performance assessment in the workplace – logbook / portfolio of evidence. Knowledge/practical assessments and assignments.

These are carried out after the apprentice has met the required criteria to pass the Gateway process. The apprenticeship is graded a pass, distinction or fail based on performance in the end-point assessment.

Functional Skills qualifications (If required):

  • Functional Skill in English
  • Functional Skill in maths
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

This standard will meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

In addition above to also provide following training

  • Basic fault finding
  • Soldering
  • Reading circuit diagrams

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level 3 (A level)

Employer Name


Employer Address

LS27 7JU

Expected Duration

42 Months

Working Week

Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm (or 7.30am-4.00pm). Friday 8.30am -2.00pm (or 07:30-1.00pm)

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£9,379.50 Yearly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C)) Desired

Desired Skills

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills

Personal Qualities

  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Patience

Future Prospects

Either progression onto the level 4 programme a full-time or position within the company.

Date Posted


Leeds City College