Webster & Horsfall are one of the UK leading manufacturers of Wire and Strip providing bespoke products to a diverse range of clients throughout Europe, North America and Asia Based in the city of Birmingham the industrial heartland of England, Webster Horsfall has been at the forefront of Wire & Strip manufacturing for three centuries. Webster & Horsfall combine their wealth of experience with state of the art modern technology to manufacture and supply the highest quality Wire & Strip products for the world we live in today. Their mission is to be a world-class manufacturer and service provider of specialist wire and related products through innovation, quality and investment in people.
What does a Technical Support Apprenticeship involve?
Technical Support is the pathway whereby you will sample different roles. You will provide engineering support to all production areas within the business to gain an insight into different company processes.
You will gain an understanding of the rope production process including mechanical splicing, measuring, socketing and dispatch.
You will gain an understanding of the wire production process including work hardening, reduction in area, elongation, controlling temperature and lubrication.
You will produce a variety of steel types for despatch in an accurate and timely manner to meet customer orders to national and international specifications.
Completion of the job function to a high standard in terms of both quality and quantity.
Become versatile across machines running them remotely where possible to ensure maximum machine efficiency.
What does a Webster and Horsfall apprenticeship involve?
As an Engineering apprentice you will undertake a structured 4-year development programme, where you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills whilst working directly with industry professionals. You will gain practical experience, alongside college-based learning which will provide you with the best start to your career in Engineering.
You will spend your first year at our Training Provider’s training centre completing Level 2 foundation skills and you will work towards your level 3 BTEC, on your return to company, you will complete an NVQ level 3 and dependent on your commitment and progress, you may also move on to study a HNC or Degree level qualification.
Why choose Webster and Horsfall for an Apprenticeship?
Webster and Horsfall Apprentices will be provided with numerous opportunities to develop, throughout the programme and beyond. During the programme you will be supported by dedicated mentors as you undertake a variety of placements across the business, allowing you to learn directly from the experts. You will also gain industry recognised qualifications alongside hands-on experience within the industry.
Agreed salary throughout the apprenticeship:
Year 1 - £10,000 per annum (12 months off the job training)
Year 2 - £11,500 per annum (day release)
Year 3 - £13,500 per annum (day release)
Year 4 - £15,500 per annum (day release)
On completion of your level 3 apprenticeship, you may also move on to study a HNC or Degree level qualification when you join the Technical Support team as a technician.
This apprenticeship role means undertaking placements across different sites.
- Genuine interest in engineering and technology-based subjects
- Excellent problem solving skills
- An ability to take and follow instruction
- Keen attention detail
Webster and Horsfall are looking for the best. Whilst academic success is important, so too is your drive and determination to work within the automotive engineering industry. Webster and Horsfall are also searching for people who exhibit:
- A willingness to work as part of a team
- The enthusiasm to learn new things
5 GSCEs, or equivalent, at C+ grade or above (level 5-9), including maths, English and Science.
This 4 year programme will include:
- Engineering Basic Skills training - off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
- NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
- A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
- In house training in line with your requirements