Engineering Apprentice (Manchester)

Full Time

Website NOV

We power the industry that powers the world

Job Identification 7603

Apply Before 06/11/2022

Job Description

Do you want to be at the centre of development for a global company – designing, building and testing products? This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leading manufacturer of pumping, muncher and screening equipment who sell into a wide range of industries. 

Start your career with us at NOV as an Engineering Apprentice. You will use your existing mathematical and technical knowledge as a foundation to build and develop skills critical to becoming a well-trained, experienced and key member of our product engineering team. As an NOV Apprentice you will develop a strong understanding of order configuration, technical design, testing of concepts and assembly/fitting. You will become part of a successful business that has the training and support to help you start your career in the engineering industry.

We deliver success. We have the people, capabilities and vision to serve. As an Engineering Apprentice, join NOV and POWER THE INDUSTRY THAT POWERS THE WORLD.

Apprenticeship Development Plan

Your Apprenticeship Development Plan will start at our Manchester Manufacturing site where you will firstly and most importantly become part of our team.  You will gain your initial understanding of our business processes – taking part in a rotational plan moving throughout our different departments. Starting with our Sales Team, you will see the lifecycle of our products right through to the completion and shipping of a manufactured component ready to be used.

Your hands-on academic training plan is where learning and development really begins. You will take part in a 4 year training plan where NOV will monitor your progress, supporting and guiding you to become a successful and first class engineering apprentice.

Academic Year One:  You will be in college and on site spending time working towards your hands-on NVQ Level 2 Qualification.  Your NVQ Level 2 will create the foundations for progression – understanding general fundamental engineering processes and requirements.

Academic Year Two:  You will commence training leading to a NVQ Level 2 Qualification and you will be onsite at Manchester where you will be part of the NOV team and use their knowledge to further your development – you will gain first-hand exposure in our plant, design office and research and development lab where you will develop an understanding of our procedures, policies and values.

Academic Year Three:  You will be qualified to Level 3 Diploma enabling you to function as a member of the design office or R&D lab, working on lab testing, report production and general design tasks, using the relevant tools and software.

Academic Year Four:  At this stage you will look to progress to further education, leading to a Higher level Qualification (HE). You will work with limited supervision, designing and testing NOV machinery. You will graduate as a fully trained support  engineer with continued developmental training.


  • English Standard Grade 4 or above
  • Maths Standard Grade 4 or above
  • Science Standard Grade 4 or above
  • Standard Grade 4 or above in a Technical Subject


  • Working Environment Experience

Skills, training or special knowledge

  • Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook)

About Us

Every day, the oil and gas industry’s best minds put more than 150 years of experience to work to help our customers achieve lasting success.

We Power the Industry that Powers the World
Throughout every region in the world and across every area of drilling and production, our family of companies has provided the technical expertise, advanced equipment, and operational support necessary for success—now and in the future.

Global Family
We are a global family of thousands of individuals, working as one team to create a lasting impact for ourselves, our customers, and the communities where we live and work.

Purposeful Innovation
Through purposeful business innovation, product creation, and service delivery, we are driven to power the industry that powers the world better.

Service Above All
This drives us to anticipate our customers’ needs and work with them to deliver the finest products and services on time and on budget.

About the Team

Completion & Production Solutions

Through NOV Completion & Production Solutions, we serve well intervention service providers and oil and gas producers, and we pursue opportunities around hydraulic fracture stimulation, wellbore intervention equipment, composite tubulars, pumps, floating production systems, and subsea production technologies. Our integrated approach delivers greater certainty, reliability, and peace of mind

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