Company Name:  Primetals Technologies, Ltd.




The role of Apprentice is an engineering design environment with a developing bias to Mechanical/Fluids/Hydraulic discipline but also familiar with Electrical/Instrumentation/Automation/Civil/Structural and Refractory disciplines.

You will be included in our internal development programme, giving you access to further training and mentoring.

Candidates will undertake one of the following courses / apprenticeships (dependent on qualifications).

Level 3 – BTEC Mechanical Engineering

Level 4 – HNC Mechanical or Mechatronics Engineering

Level 6 – BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering



  • To develop knowledge in the technology by interfacing with other departments and participating in the learning program to become an active member of the organisation.


  • To broaden the apprentices knowledge of the business a period of time is spent in different departments. This helps to gain experience and understanding of technologies and working practices and also allows the apprentice to determine a career path / development opportunities once the NVQ level 3 and HNC is complete.


  • Develop Engineering calculations, drawings, specifications and reports while communicating this effectively and competently to more senior staff that enable decisions and design considerations to be made by internal and external customers from the output of the findings.


  • To learn and become aware of company procedures, departmental methods and guidelines in order to understand and apply the fundamentals of their application.                



  • Equivalent of 5 GCSE's 4-9 (Including Maths, Science and English) for the BTEC Apprentice AND


  • 2 or 3 A Levels (grade A-D) in subjects including Maths and Physics or Chemistry OR a 2 year BTEC Engineering qualification.


  • Some knowledge of Engineering software and Design Packages, for example AutoCAD


  • Various software packages such as Microsoft Word and Excel etc.


  • Good communication skills to work well as a team member or as an individual.


  • Flexibility to travel and complete site working (UK or abroad. This is minimal during Apprenticeship but expected as part of the job and the future career.                                                                                                   



How to Apply - As part of your cover letter, in 500 words tell us what interests you in Engineering. A CV is also required.



Our values are the foundation of culture and ways of working for all employees across Primetals.  We believe individuals should take ownership of their work and are empowered to deliver solutions to be effective in what we do. As a global business, there is a strong need to work together, and we respect each other views and opinions

Benefits of working for us;

  • Flexible and hybrid working (office working Tue – Thur, home working Mon & Fri)
  • Bespoke personal development plans
  • Support with further education and qualifications (where relevant)
  • Annual Chartership fees covered

The chance to work, contribute and develop within a global leader in their market.



Primetals Technologies is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and partners. We are operating globally with a world-class product portfolio to guarantee excellence in metals production across the entire value chain - from the raw materials to the finished product. This includes fully integrated technology, automation and environmental solutions, high-end manufacturing capability and comprehensive life-cycle services. For our customers, this means that they can count on long-term, reliable and dedicated support to master the challenges facing the metals market today and in the future.

Together, we meet the commitments of quality, sustainability and performance at every step along the production route.

Welcome to the future of metals, today.