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Automation Engineering Apprentice - Peterborough

During this 4 year apprenticeship, you will be learning the skills required to become a Mechatronics Maintenance Technician with the long term goal of becoming a fully trained Engineer.  The apprenticeship will provide you with a fully funded, nationally recognised qualification of a Level 3 Diploma in AME (Advanced Manufacturing Engineering) and a BTEC level 3 Diploma in Engineering.

As an Apprentice, you will spend the first 42 weeks working full time in a training environment allowing you to gain the foundational skills required. In year 2 you will spend 1 week every 2 months in the classroom and the rest of your time working on our client site in Peterborough alongside fully qualified engineers. On a daily basis, you will gain knowledge of the job, our equipment and business and have the chance to put into practice the theory you have learnt in the classroom.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you will have the skills needed to support and assist in the provision of:

  • Planned preventative maintenance
  • Equipment repair and breakdowns
  • Project support
  • Installation
  • Site management
  • Operational support


  • Undertake engineering training as directed by the business
  • Attend our training partners facilities to undertake Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (AME) training and maintain a portfolio of work
  • Work in a safe manner and follow all health & safety requirements including Risk Assessment, Safe System Of Work and Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health requirements
  • Maintain and submit an accurate weekly timesheet
  • Develop knowledge of TGW, its departments and products
  • Have visibility and working knowledge of the TGW cultural charter
  • Be responsible for own travel to and from site
  • Actively engage with your mentor
  • Whilst on site, carry out work as directed by the resident lead engineer


The boring bit is we need applications from candidates who have or are predicted to gain 5 x GCSEs (or equivalent). Grades must be A*-C / 9-5 for Maths and A*-C / 9-4 for English, Science and two other subjects. 

The most important thing is that you enjoy engineering. That could be building Lego, taking engines apart or you just have a curiosity of how things work and what makes them tick.  

We offer

Imagine being able to spend the first year of your Apprenticeship living in the Student Halls over in Warwickshire. You will be spending your days learning whilst earning a good salary, then at night you will be staying in the University halls, all paid for by us!

TGW will basically pay you to go to college and get an education! University doesn't sound so great anymore, does it?

Your salary in the first year will be £14,000 which rises up to £22,000 in year 4 but alongside this, you will also gain invaluable qualifications in an industry that is crying out for talent! 

Louis Borman
TGW LOGISTICS GROUP GMBH Ludwig Szinicz Straße 3 A-4614 Marchtrenk, Austria +43 (0)50 486