Engineering Apprenticeships in Peterborough

Find your perfect career in Peterborough

Our Peterborough location is known for manufacturing the Peter Brotherhood brand of Steam Turbines and Compressors. Every year we recruit a new intake of driven and passionate individuals who want to be part of our future success. For decades, we have been providing the youth of Peterborough with an exciting apprenticeship opportunity which can lead them to a very rewarding career.

Whether your interest is in an engineering apprenticeship, a design apprenticeship or a business apprenticeship, we offer paths for all. There is no better place to start your career than at the home of Peter Brotherhood equipment.

We pride ourselves on recognising the value of our people and supporting them in order to grow, develop and make a real difference. Our diverse, talented and inspiring people make us Howden!


Engineering Apprenticeships – Admissions are now open for 2023 (closing date : 28th April 2023)


Our Peterborough location is known for manufacturing the Peter Brotherhood brand of Steam Turbines and Compressors. We are world leaders in the design, manufacture and servicing of steam turbines, and reciprocating gas compressors, CHP systems and gearboxes. With thousands of installations in more than 100 countries, supported by an international network, we have a global reputation for reliability and on-time delivery at a competitive price. Our products are integral power systems for oil and gas installations, petrochemical plants, sugar refineries, marine, offshore oil rigs and power stations. Our impressive product portfolio incorporates steam turbines, API 618 Reciprocating Gas Compressors, CHP systems and gearboxes together with a wide range of through-life services for most types of rotating and reciprocating machinery .


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More about being an apprentice in Peterborough

This is an opportunity for individuals who really want to make a difference. We have created an environment where you will gain new skills and qualifications to achieve your career ambitions. We can assure you that your time with us will be challenging, demanding and rewarding.
Based here in Peterborough at our world-class, purpose built manufacturing facility you will receive dedicated onsite training in our new Apprentice Training Centre, on-the-job training and mentoring by our skilled engineers as well as receiving formal tuition through day release by our chosen educational provider.
On successful completion of our Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship Programme you will achieve a Level 3 recognised Qualification and more.
You will be earning from day one. We offer a highly competitive annual salary, 25 paid day’s holiday per year, plus bank holidays, Pension and Life Assurance. Your salary is reviewed annually in accordance with performance and learning objectives.


Job Description

Operations Apprentice - Peterborough UK

Summary & Main Purpose of Role 

  • To complete the required academic and practical training requirements of the engineering apprenticeship as provided for by the Company’s nominated training provider in order to successfully achieve a Level 3 qualification. 
  • To work in a supported learning environment to develop the skills and knowledge which will assist the apprentice to complete their qualification and secure employment and progress in their career in the future.
  • Act as an ambassador for Howden and represent the business with professionalism


Key Tasks & Accountabilities 

  • To complete on-the-job in-house training to be conducted within the appropriate department of our Manufacturing Facility under the guidance of a member of staff. 
  • Contribute to a healthy and safe working environment; work to the HSE approved codes of practice.
  • Attendance at our chosen training provider on a day release basis leading to recognised level 3 qualifications over a company specified period (usually up to 4 years).  
  • Carrying out such tasks and duties as directed by the Manufacturing Management Team that are calculated to contribute to the requisite levels of performance and competence. 
  • To receive  instruction and advice within the Function commensurate with your training for you to become proficient in your chosen craft 
  • To be responsible for understanding and adherence to personal obligations in relation to maintaining quality standards, acting safely and in an environmentally friendly way, as is required for your role. 
  • Be clear on Howden vision and values. 


Qualifications Entry Requirements 

  • A minimum of 4 GCSE’s, or equivalent, at Grade 4, including English, Maths and a Science related subject.   


Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

  • Able to demonstrate a genuine interest in engineering through school or hobbies and interests.
  • To be I.T. literate and familiar with Microsoft “Word”, “Excel” or equivalent software.
  • Ability to work efficiently, accurately and meet deadlines.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Aptitude for practical science or engineering skills. 


Additional Position Requirements

  • The ability to work as a team member and possess good interpersonal, communication and literacy skills.
  • To be able to prioritise workload and work under your own initiative.
  • High level of flexibility and dependability.  


Key performance indicators include 

  • Positive reports of your achievements, conduct and performance during your time with our Training Provider.
  • Positive indications of a steady progression of your knowledge and abilities.
  • Successful achievement of qualifications. 


If you would like to submit an enquiry please get in touch.