Engineering Apprenticeship

Anglo American

About the apprenticeships

As an apprentice engineer with us, you will study for a nationally recognised qualification while you gain relevant, paid, hands-on experience to prepare for your career in mining operations.

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 Anglo American alongside studies at Technical Training Group (TTE), part of Middlesbrough College.  You will spend your first two years developing your knowledge at the Woodsmith Mine site offices in Whitby while learning practical skills at the TTE training facility in Middlesbrough and via remote learning where appropriate.  The remaining two years will be spent working for Anglo American full time.

Once the mine begins operations, you will have the opportunity to work with a range of fixed, mobile and heavy mining equipment – such as winders, conveyors, pumps, continuous miners, bucket loaders and sophisticated control systems in the mine and its supporting infrastructure.

We’re looking for practical individuals who can work both above and below ground installing, repairing and maintaining the mechanical and electrical components of such machinery.

About you

If you’re a bright and ambitious team player with a strong work ethic, and good communication and problem-solving skills, then we want to hear from you.

You will also need:

  • An understanding of our business
    (there is lots of information here on this website).
  • To be 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays (there is no upper age limit).
  • To have at least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including maths and English or an equivalent qualification.

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