Apprenticeships

A Sertec apprenticeship offers structured development programme within automotive engineering which combines hands-on experience with college-based learning, preparing you for a future career that you can be proud of.

Our scheme is built up of academic classroom studies for five days per week for the first year, then for the remaining three years the ratio moves to one day a week for academic learning with the other four days enjoying on-the-job work experience. As you progress to the second year of your programme you will get the opportunity to spend at least six weeks with each department enhancing your knowledge and gaining new skills whilst strengthening those you already possess.

In 2016 we built our very own ‘Sertec Learning Academy’ which boasts four training focus rooms, enabling us to carry out regular training from mandatory soft skills training to forklift and health and safety training.

We have a dedicated and highly professional Learning and Development team who look after all our employees from apprentices and new starters to managers and long service employees. The team is on hand to offer any advice or to seek out any further training an employee would benefit from.

Rachel Williams, Training Administrator, with our 1st year Apprentices and Judith Bagley, Learning and Development Manager, EEF College – Birmingham

We have a proven world class performance supplying quality parts to world class customers in the automotive industry and our apprentices often become key members of our team as we go from strength to strength.

You will be joining us at an exciting time in our history as we continue to invest in new technologies and broaden our engineering expertise.

Why choose Sertec?

  • Dedicated mentors who look after you every step of the way from your welfare to your different placements as well as receiving world-class training
  • Exceptional on-the-job work experience in different areas of the business working with highly skilled professionals
  • Gain industry-recognised qualifications whilst you get paid – we offer competitive rates of pay which will continuously increase as you progress
  • Work towards the Level 2 and 3 BTEC in Engineering and also have the opportunity to progress to HNC or Foundation Degree level
  • Opportunity to apply for a permanent position once the scheme has been completed
  • We support our local communities through a variety of different projects and sponsorship; we want to make a difference to the causes that matter to you

The four-year scheme will allow you to make a real difference to the continued success of the company and will provide you with opportunities to develop skills and have the best start to a career as an engineer.

We are committed to the on-going development of all our employees, so your apprenticeship is only the start, if you are interested in our scheme, please be sure to check out the eligibility criteria and how to apply sections here.

Sean Rhodes, Technical Apprentice, Sertec Auto Structures- Coleshill

“I am into my 3rd year of my Technical Engineering Apprenticeship and Sertec has enabled me to gain both a theoretical and a practical experience of engineering.  I am now studying Manufacturing engineering at foundation Degree level after achieving a Distinction grade in my Level 3 BTEC award and I have aspirations to go on and complete a full degree. As part of the apprenticeship programme you get the opportunity to compete for different awards and I have recently been named Runner-up in the “Technical Certificate Award” at EEF. Sertec offer so many different opportunities and are such a successful company I intend to continue to develop and enhance my skills within engineering and ultimately progress as high up the company ladder as I can.”

EEF Partnership

The EEF have been a great support to Sertec, over many years, in the recruitment, training and development of our engineering apprentices. From their state-of-the-art technology centre, they provide hands-on training in a variety of technical areas, to provide our apprentices with the skills they need to work with the processes and technology we use. By doing so we are bringing on board talented individuals who are vital to the future success of our business.

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