Apprentice Engineering Technician J C Metal Works

To undertake an advanced apprenticeship as a mechanical engineering technician leading to a nationally recognised qualification and accreditation.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday 40 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    26 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Who are we? ....

We are JC Metalworks Limited, are a successful precisions sheet metal manufacturer based in Loughborough, fabricating Point of Sale products for well-know high street brands. We were founded in 1986 have grown considerably over the years and have invested in hi-tech equipment to help us achieve our future ambitious growth plans.

What are we looking for? .....

We are looking to recruit up to 3 engineering apprentices to work in various departments such as Design Engineering, Fabrication, CNC Pressing, Spraying and Cutting. You will need to have a minimum of 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or above including, Maths, English and a Science subject (or equivalent qualifications).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To complete an initial programme of training to be conducted within the Company’s Engineering, Cutting, Forming, Fabrication, Powder-Coating, Assembly and Despatch Departments during the first 18 months of the scheme with a view to specialising in the later stages of the Apprenticeship
  • To become proficient in the application and use of a wide range of machines and machine tools including, but not restricted to, conventional and CNC turning and milling, grinding and drilling
  • Fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools and marking out
  • Welding, fabrication, linishing, polishing, grinding and other jointing processes
  • Sheet metalwork including cutting, folding, etc.
  • Measurement and inspection techniques using a variety of metrology equipment
  • Training in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) using proprietary software packages
  •  Attendance at college on day release basis leading to recognised NVQ qualifications over a three year period
  • Carrying out such tasks and duties as directed by the Team Leader that are calculated to contribute to the requisite levels of performance and competence
  •  To provide instruction and advice within the Department commensurate with training completed

What’s in it for you? .....

You will not be expected to specialise in the early part of your apprenticeship as we have an 18-month apprentice programme which will enable you to get the full picture about our Company and gain a better understanding about where you want to specialise.

We offer competitive rates of pay, 28 days’ holiday per year, a Company Pension Scheme when you are eligible to join plus other benefits, a friendly, clean working environment as well as supporting you to achieve your qualifications.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Demonstrable interest in an engineering discipline.
  • To be I.T. literate and familiar with Microsoft “Word”, “Excel” or equivalent software.
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately
  • Aptitude for practical science or engineering skills

Personal qualities

  • Highly motivated
  • Willing to learn and follow guidance and instruction
  • Always work safely
  • The ability to work as a team member and possess good interpersonal, communication and literacy & numeracy skills.
  • To work with efficiency, accuracy and to be able to meet deadlines
  • High level of flexibility and dependability
  • Reliable in terms of attendance at work and college and completing assignments

Qualifications required

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s, or equivalent, at Grade A* to C including English, Maths and a Science related subject

Future prospects

We would be keen to progress you through the company

Things to consider

Location of work and attendance to Loughborough College.

About the employer

JC Metalworks as a precision sheet metal subcontractor was formed in 1986 by Jack Chauhan and is to this day built on 4 main principles: Dedication to excellent customer service Investment in people and metalworking skills Development of processes and manufacturing equipment Ongoing new product innovation These principles make up a culture that this family-run sub contracting business adopts throughout all areas of manufacturing services undertaken by JC Metalworks, and we are proud of our reputation for quality manufacture of sheet metal products. JC Metalworks International Working as a metalwork subcontractor supporting retail agencies with their clients - often well-known and high profile high street brands with their point of sale manufacturing requirements - it is crucial to JC Metalworks and our clients that all products are made to exact specifications and to a high standard. The expertise and experience of our Leicestershire-based JC Metalworks team will work with trusted partners in the Gujarat region of India to undertake some of the precision sheet metalworking process for some products, as well as expanding into manufacture of products using other materials, such as wood, acrylics, glass and electrical items, before final completion back in the UK facility. With the Chauhan family originating from Gujarat, the JC Metalworks management have an understanding of the culture and can speak the local language. This will ensure relationships and working standards are maintained and enables JC Metalworks to remain competitive in the market place, whilst providing the level of support clients require. The facility in India allows us to manufacture larger volumes on a competitive basis without affecting quality. This will open up opportunities for our clients to support their brands globally, as cost effectively as possible whilst still making the most of our teams&skills and experience.


J C Metal Works


Unit D1a


LE11 5RE

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Training provider

  • NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Level 3
  • BTEC Diploma in Engineering Level 3
  • Functional Skills in Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills in English Level 2
  • Functional Skills in ICT Level 2

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Loughborough College


Jill fox 01509 515461

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