What will the apprentice be doing?
The component manufacturing department's responsibility is to cut, fold and weld parts and major fabrications in mild and stainless steel.
You will be taught to:-
- Read and fully understanding engineering drawings
- Weld to a high commercial standard using both MIG and TIG processes
- Work in the Laser Cell, Welding, Stores and Toolroom to gain experience in all areas associated with sheet metal
- To pressure and leak test fabrications
- Deliver high quality parts for painting and assembly.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Engineering Practical Skills Level 2
- Metal Fabricator Standard
- BTEC Level 3 in Engineering
- In house training including manual handling, fire extinguisher and other associated training courses.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
We have past apprentices who have been promoted to Team Leaders, Supervisors and Managers and some who have continued their education to degree and Masters levels.
Some apprentices have diversified and moved to specialise in other areas of the business. Apprentices are a key part of our business and we look to maintain the skills learnt during the apprenticeship and to develop these further in future career paths within the organisation.
Reality CheckYou will be required to attend College for either 1 or 2 days a week. You will enhance your development and practice your skills learnt in a supportive environment in the company with an experienced mentor.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Reliability, Enthusiasm
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 4 and above) Desired