Apprenticeships with Penso Consulting
Penso Consulting offer Design and Manufacturing Apprenticeships at their base in Coventry, Warwickshire. Penso is a world leading manufacturing specialist, providing a complete turnkey engineering service to customers across the globe in three key areas: Engineering Consultancy, Composite Technologies and Special Operations, including niche vehicle build.
Penso has invested more than £8.5m in the Coventry Headquarters with the latest CAD and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software as well as manufacturing capabilities,a nd can offer the following consultancy services:
- Trim and Hardware
- FEA Simulation
- Launch support
- Trim Development
- Electrical & Electronic System Engineering
Taking the weight out of the equation is one of the engineering sector’s biggest drivers and Penso Consulting are pioneering new engineering process and manufacturing solutions in this field. Following years of sustained R&D, the company has developed a processes for producing carbon fibre components that offer better performance than their existing counterparts and can be produced in minutes not hours. The company’s Composite Technologies division focuses on both Hot Compression Moulding and High Pressure Resin Transfer Moulding.
Special Operations, including niche vehicle build
Penso is increasingly being chosen as a critical manufacturing partner for prototype work, low volume production and niche vehicle assembly. The company has over 70,000 sq ft of dedicated manufacturing space across two state-of-the-art facilities in the West Midlands and these can be used for:
- Niche systems production
- Niche/Bespoke Vehicle Production
- Low volume series production
Mercedes Benz Vito Taxi
One of the key projects Penso Consulting has been involved with include all the design development, homologation and testing for the rear-wheel steering system for the Mercedes Benz Vito Taxi. This was completed with the full approval of the OEM’s manufacturing team and included provision of the following services in the design and build:
- Mechatronics (rear-wheel steering)
- Electrics (ECU design and development)
- Electrics (EDS) loom manufacture
- Lighting (taxi light)
- Lighting Interior
- Side Step
- Wheelchair Ramp
- Interior Trim (division panel and flooring)
- Warranty Support
- Dealer Support
Penso’s ability to deliver new engineering solutions gave the Mercedes Benz Vito Taxi a 25-foot turning circle, crucial when trying to navigate the tight streets of London. This has seen the vehicle’s popularity rise so much so that more than 3500 ‘Vito’ have been produced on a bespoke production line in Coventry, with volumes expected to increase even further in the future.
Roles Available with Penso Consulting
Penso Consulting offers two different Apprenticeships at its base in Coventry, Warwickshire:
- Apprentice Engineer – Design
- Apprentice Engineer – Manufacturing
Education Requirements for Penso Consulting
To apply for an Apprenticeship with Penso Consulting, candidates must be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:
- 5 GCSEs grades A-C or NVQ in Mathematics, English and preferably at least one science or Engineering.
Candidates should also have an interest in Engineering and Vehicles, as well as a working knowledge of CAD.
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Penso Consulting?
Candidates should refer to the Penso Consulting Careers page of the company website for the details of when to apply for the latest Apprenticeship vacancies.