Apprentice assembly technician at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains

Start Date:
Northampton East Midlands
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£19,000 annually
Review Date:
January 2016

Review Score


1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


Assemble formula 1 powertrains and all over assemblies

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


HNC in combined engineering NVQ level 3 Mechanical manufacture engineering Crane training high voltage training

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


This is an excellent opportunity and have enjoyed the challenging environment.

4. How valued do you feel by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains?


Even as an apprentice you are given some complex tasks and really feel you are contributing to the end goal of creating the best F1 car on the circuit.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Very well organised with all modules and a individual traning plan and rotation scheme already in place.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Lots of regular meetings to discus progress and there are always people who will give you time if you do have any sort of issue.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Excellent support in all areas within the apprenticeship rotations and also with settling in to the company and learning all the new skills and task you need to complete.

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


As an apprentice it is better than average as a salary and with the raise incentives feels like you are progressing all the time. I travel over 70 miles a day and I can meets all costs including rent and food with a bit I can enjoy myself.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


The company put on a lot of activities such as a family fun day and Christmas party to name just 2.

9. Would you recommend Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains to a friend?


9b. Why?

Overall a great facility to work with everything you need is provided. Everyone is willing to help and increase your ability along with letting you get on with whatever you need to do. You feel treated like another assembly technician when you know what you are doing.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains?

Make yourself stand out from the crowd in your first application. Include something that you are passionate about outside to show you are a rounded individual with a genuine interest in something applicable. My self I race Brisca F1 where I have some fabrication, engine building and racing experience before starting.

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