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Modern Apprentices in Engineering - Mechanical & Electrical

Are you an individual who seeks to challenge, question and identify areas for improvement? Are you energetic, enthusiastic and capable of working in an environment where continuous improvement is the norm? Are you looking for a successful and rewarding career in engineering? If this begins to describe you, then this opportunity may be right for you.

We are now recruiting TWO engineering apprentices, one mechanical, one electrical, to join the engineering team.


What are the roles?

Reporting to the engineering manager, you will work across all three of our Sheffield sites, learning all aspects of the role. The apprenticeship will be for a three year term, with training provided both inhouse and externally to complete initially a Level 2, subsequently a Level 3 NVQ/Level 3 Diploma in Engineering. Duties will include the following:

Mechanical apprentice:

  • basic bench fitting
  • milling, turning, drilling and welding
  • general breakdown repair
  • reading from technical drawings
  • basic PLC interrogation
  • basic electrical skills
  • basic robotic programming

Electrical apprentice:

  • PLC programming
  • electrical fault finding (low and high voltage)
  • robotic programming
  • electrical panel building
  • electrical installations


Who you are

To be considered for either position, you must have GCSE grades C and above in Maths & English and be:

  • able to work well both as part of a team and as an individual
  • flexible and willing to work shifts, including nights and weekends, across three sites
  • enthusiastic, with a good work ethic, willingness to learn and ability to work on your own initiative
  • 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


Who are Gripple?

We manufacture a patented range of wire joiners and tensioners sold internationally into the
construction and agriculture markets. Our head office is in Sheffield where we have three world-class manufacturing sites and we have expanding sites in Strasbourg, Chicago and Delhi. 2017 is an exciting year for us as we continue to launch new products designed in-house to an expanding global customer base. We take pride in doing things differently; that is why we are a globally recognised brand and why we challenge over 500 employees across the world to stamp their own footprint on the ‘Gripple Spirit’.


What we offer

After the three year term, there may be opportunities for a full-time, permanent position. In addition to your salary, you will receive a 15% non-contributory pension life assurance, private medical cover, permanent health insurance and a share purchase scheme.


Why we are different

You will be joining a business that is owned by its employees and won the coveted EOA ‘Employee
Owned Business of the Year award’ in November 2015. You are expected to become a stakeholder in the business, which entitles, and indeed, requires you to challenge, offer ideas, take the initiative and contribute to positive change.


Get in touch

Applicants should submit a recent CV, along with a covering letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for either position, either in person, by post (Gripple Ltd, Riverside Works, Carbrook Street, Sheffield, S9 2JE) or email (work@gripple.com), to Emma Hibbert, People & Culture Adviser, by Monday 3rd April 2017. Successful applicants will be invited to an assessment centre (date to be confirmed).

If you have any further questions, please call Emma on 0114 228 8629.

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