Apprentice Engineer THOMPSONS (UK) LIMITED

You will follow each production process to gain an overall knowledge of the product and company and will learn all the skills required - Welding and Fabrication, Truck chassis fitting, hydraulic installations, pneumatic circuits, on-site service response and repairs, vehicle finishing, quality assurance and vehicle electrical system.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8am – 4.30pm Overtime available, 14 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    26 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001238754

  • Positions

    1 available

The Thompsons Group is the UK’s No.1 tipper bodybuilder; a true market leader that builds and sells more tipper bodies than all its competitors combined.

Thompsons leads the UK tipper bodybuilding industry.

From producing its first tipper body in 1973, Thompsons has built over 30,000 tipper bodies of which around half are still running today.

Our bodies cover the full commercial vehicle range from 3.5 to 44 tonnes gvw.

Thompsons customers are not only in the construction sector, but also in waste, environment, highways, utilities and rental.

Most of our bodies are built in steel. Top of the rigid range is the Loadmaster, with some 15,000 examples being delivered in the last 20 years.

As a major development, Thompsons is now adding trailers to its range of tippers.

We also supply skiploaders and hookloaders, delivering some 250 – 300 examples every year.

Thompsons is the first (and only) UK tipper bodybuilder to offer both internet shopping for Parts and genuinely nationwide aftersales Service support.

Our Apprenticeship scheme offers the individual an all-round overview of the Thompsons product.

You will follow each production process to gain an overall knowledge of the product and company and will learn all the skills required - Welding & Fabrication, Truck chassis fitting and hydraulic installations, pneumatic circuits, on-site service response and repairs, vehicle finishing, quality assurance and vehicle electrical systems and circuits.

This training programme will allow the individual to eventually form their own patch in a chosen field within our production process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Willing to learn & listen, hardworking & punctual

Personal qualities

A positive hardworking individual sort for a positive hardworking company

Qualifications required

GCSE’s  A-E Maths & English or equivalent

Future prospects

Within the Thompsosn group we believe in promoting from within. With the grounding and knowledge gained from this apprenticeship positions such as Foreman, Chargehands and ultimately managers would be achievable over the years.

Things to consider

Locality to Blackburn Do you have the facility to get to Blackburn after your training period?

About the employer

The Thompsons Group is the UK’s No.1 tipper bodybuilder; a true market leader that builds and sells more bodies than all its competitors combined.

From humble origins in East London over 40 years ago, Thompsons is now a truly national business centred on 7 factories in Croydon, Blackburn and Dover.

Better in design and better in manufacture, Thompsons offers customers the widest possible product range.

Every model delivering unrivalled performance, reliability and value for money.

All backed up by industry – leading standards of nationwide after-sales parts and service support.

For a tipper body, it has to be Thompsons. As the UK’s leading tipper bodybuilder, we make a full range of steel tipper bodies and other tipper products.

Employer

THOMPSONS (UK) LIMITED

Address

Sett End Road North

Blackburn

BB1 2PT

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Training provider

The successful applicant will be working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering. This will include NVQ Level 3, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

ALLIANCE LEARNING

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Alliance Learning

Contact

Recruitment Team 01204 677888


Employer's Application Instructions

Please register your details on our website and a member of our dedicated team will contact you.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2017