Apprentice Application Engineer

Apprentice Application Engineer
Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Competence – Level 7
2 year contract
Interested in a career within engineering and looking for a post graduate level apprenticeship? This is your chance to join Volvo Penta, global, world leading supplier of engines and complete power solutions for marine and industrial applications as an Application Engineer and also achieve a recognised post grad qualification.
The technical team at Volvo Penta provide support to our customers, dealers and OEM’s on the complete Volvo Penta Engine range.
You will provide technical information and advice to customers, assist Sales with application engineering and installation approval and organise product trials and commissioning of OEM products as a Volvo Penta representative. This could include performance testing, acceptance trials, and certification of installations.
You will provide reports and documentation as required and examine customer enquiries for components advising specification and design of electrical and mechanical circuitry as necessary.
You will also provide training to customer engineering teams and represent the team at trade shows and conferences as and when required.
You will be based at our Warwick head office however will need to travel in the UK to meet customers and occasionally to head office in Sweden.
This is a fantastic opportunity to learn while you work and get your career off to a great start.
Skills and attributes required:

  • Educated to degree level in Engineering related degree

  • General understanding of industrial applications such as rock crushers, water pumps, generators, HGV's and agricultural machinery

  • Able to communicate at all levels

  • Focussed on delivering for the customer and becoming a key part of the customers team when needed

  • Able to logically solve problems and use your own initiative

  • Knowledge of modern diesel engines and control systems is preferable

Engineering Competence Level 7 (PgDip) Cranfield University
Successful completion of both the on job elements and off job training, will result in the award of Level 7 in Engineering Competence. This qualification can be used as a part credit towards a Masters and achieving Chartered Engineer Status. You will attend training in week long periods across 7 modules then deliver a group project for your final module. The period of study is around 24 months depending on the individual. Training can take place online or at Cranfield University.
General Management
Design Driven innovation
Product Development
Business process analysis engineering
Manufacturing systems engineering
Operations Management
Cost engineering
Group Project
Working hours
37.5 hours per week (inclusive of study time) standard hours 8:30-16:30 however we can be flexible with start and finish times
To apply please click the link below
Please include a cover letter as to why you are interested in the opportunity and why you would like to work at Volvo Penta.
(Please note you must be eligible to work in the UK in order to undertake this Apprenticeship. We are unable to offer sponsorship.)

About Us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus and Volvo Penta.

With Volvo Penta, a world-leading supplier of engines and complete drive systems for marine and industrial applications, you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who works with passion, trust each other and embraces change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Application Process


An email confirmation will be sent as soon as you submit your application. After this, it is still possible to update your personal profile.


If selected for an interview, you will be contacted with information about the following process steps: second interview, assessments and references.


All candidates will be notified when a final candidate is selected for the job. You can choose for us to keep your resume in our database and activate a search agent that will look for other jobs that match your profile.


When you begin your employment, you will receive an introduction to help you quickly become part of the team and start working with your tasks in the best possible way.


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