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TTE / Sirius Engineering Apprenticeship

Posted 20th November 2018 By TTE Press Office

The Sirius Minerals Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship programme will take on 50 people and the company is now welcoming applications for the first ten apprentices, who will start in September 2019.

As an apprentice engineer you will study for a nationally-recognised qualification while gaining paid, hands-on experience on one of the most exciting mining projects in the world. It’s an exciting, multi-skilled apprenticeship programme which will focus on developing a sound knowledge of electrical, mechanical and instrumentation principles and putting those into practice.

TTE logoThe four-year course will combine working with Sirius alongside your studies at TTE, the region’s leading engineering apprenticeship provider. You will spend your first two years developing your knowledge at the Woodsmith Mine site offices in Whitby while learning practical skills at the TTE training facility. The remaining two years will be spent working for Sirius full time, gaining hands-on training to equip you for your career in mining operations.

If you’re a bright and ambitious team player with a strong work ethic, good communication and problem-solving skills, we want to hear from you! You’ll also need to be 16 or over by the end of the summer holidays in 2019 and have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including maths and English) or an equivalent qualification.

Applications are open until April 2019, when successful candidates will be invited for a skills assessment and interview.

Apply for the programme here.


About Sirius Minerals

Sirius Minerals Plc is a publicly listed company on the London Stock Exchange, with offices in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and London. The company aims to become a world leading producer of polyhalite, a unique multi-nutrient fertilizer, through the development of its North Yorkshire polyhalite project.

Construction of the £3.2 billion engineering project is well underway. This involves building the new state of the art Woodsmith Mine – a one mile deep underground mine which is being constructed near Whitby, North Yorkshire, to extract the polyhalite ore, which will be transported on a conveyor belt along a 23 mile tunnel to Teesside for processing. The ore will be granulated at a new materials handling facility at Wilton, before being shipped around the world from the Redcar Bulk Terminal. It is the first deep mine to be built in the UK for 40 years, constructing the deepest mine in Europe and the longest tunnel in the UK (bar the channel tunnel).

In operations the company will need over 1,000 people working on the project, and its Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship programme is preparing people for these long-term roles.

More information about Sirius Minerals is available here.


Information Events:

Informal information sessions will be held in Scarborough, Whitby and Middlesbrough over the coming weeks, where you will have the opportunity to find out more about the programme and speak to representatives from Sirius and TTE. For more information call the team on 01642 770 337.

  • Wednesday 5 December: 6 – 7.30pm
    Sirius Minerals, Resolution House, Lake View, Eastfield, Scarborough YO11 3ZB
  • Monday 10 December: 6 – 7.30pm
    Northern Lights Suite, Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3EN
  • Thursday 13 December: 6 – 7.30pm
    TTE, Edison House, Middlesbrough Road East, South Bank, TS6 6TZ

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