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TransDev is both a manufacturer and distributor of mechanical components to a global base of customers. We are experts on motion solutions and with over 50 years of expertise are leaders in our field. TransDev Apprenticeships are designed to equip you with the skills to make a difference in our business and beyond.

Working at TransDev

TransDev is a family business and recruits for various positions across areas such as engineering, internal and field sales, administration, purchasing and warehouse.

It’s only through our people that we can continue to outpace our competitors, break new ground and set new standards for motion products. That’s why we work hard to make sure we offer apprenticeships and careers with a combination of a caring work environment, comprehensive training, rewards and opportunities to progress. As an Equal Opportunities Employer we also welcome applications from all sections of the community.

A Short Film About Us

Why is TransDev ‘The Power in Motion’? The simple answer is ‘Our People’.

We are currently do not have any Apprentice roles to fill. However, details on our typical roles and what we look for are detailed below for reference. If you wish to apply for other roles then please visit our Careers page.

The Opportunity

Are you ambitious and enthusiastic, with an interest in a career in engineering? If the answer is ‘Yes’ then consider what an apprenticeship at a well-established Dorset company, who are leaders in their field could offer.

Typical Role
With a focus on the manufacturing workshop, successful candidates will be given the opportunity to spend time learning about the engineering and supporting processes in the TransDev business; whilst learning machining, manual and administrative skills that are in demand in today’s workplace. After successfully completing the Apprenticeship, you will achieve a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.

Main duties and areas of training will include:

  • CNC Mills and lathe operation
  • Semi-manual and manual lathes and mill operation
  • Finishing skills and methods
  • Specialist machinery operations
  • Job management and planning
  • Health & safety
  • Quality control and best practice
  • Material and part handling/storage/management
  • Machine set-up, fault diagnosis and maintenance


About You

We generally look for individuals who enjoy both practical and academic work. You may have an aptitude for and/or interest in Engineering and want to begin your engineering journey. You will already have shown a desire to see how things are engineered, whether that be through repairing cars/bikes etc., or a general interest in Engineering.

Desired skills

  • Good manual and dexterity skills
  • Able to listen and learn and apply to any given task
  • Multi-tasking and time management
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • A ‘Can Do’ attitude

Personal qualities
You will be hard-working and enthusiastic with a real commitment to your skills training, classroom learning and private study

Desired qualifications
Maths and English A*/9- C/4 GCSE (or equivalent), plus an additional 3 GCSEs including science (all to be at least grade C/4 (or equivalent)).

Future prospects
Successful completion of the Apprenticeship is the first step on a career at TransDev, with machining roles and related department roles a possibility.

Things to consider
Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applicants have been received.

NOTE: If your application is successful, you must attend an initial interview with The Bournemouth & Poole College. This will be arranged by an invitation from the College. This is not an interview for the job, just to assess your suitability for the Apprenticeship.

High-performance Timing Belts and specially manufactured Pulleys for hovercraft are just some of the applications supported at TransDev.

Skills you will learn

  • Working with engineering drawings
  • Job cards and travelers
  • Bill of Materials
  • Inspection
  • CNC Machining
  • Manual machining
  • XYZ (semi-CNC machining)
  • Gear Cutting
  • Resource Planning Systems (ERP/MRP)
  • Quality Control (ISO 9001)
  • Hand skills
  • Measurement
  • Manual Handling
  • Assisted Lifting
  • Health & Safety
  • Housekeeping
  • Observation
  • Fault Diagnosis
  • Shop Floor Control
  • Timekeeping & Productivity
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