Engineering Fabrication Welding Apprentice Thomas Hardie Vehicle Solutions

This vacancy is for a Engineering Fabrication Welding Apprentice based in Chorley, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    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

    37.5 hours p/w TBC at the interview

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001244006

  • Positions

    1 available

The vacancy is an opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in Engineering. If successful, the apprentice will be based at their employer working the hours agreed in their contract. The apprentice will need to attend Training 2000 to complete the relevant skill units that have been agreed by Training 2000 and the employer, this will consist of the apprentice completing 3 blocks of skill specific Engineering training lasting 4 weeks each. As well as this they will also begin their Further Education course, BTEC Diploma, City and Guilds, which will be 1 day a week classroom based learning. 

Your job role will consist of different tasks such as:

  • Welding components 
  • Welding Castings 
  • MIG and TIG 

The successful candidate will train and become competent welding, components and castings industry, learning to weld both MIG & TIG to a very high standard. 

You will also be trained to learn basic engineering drawing, measuring and marking out, knowledge of engineering materials and handling of engineering information. Additional skills covered may include, fitting using practical skills, producing sheet metal components and assemblies and a range of welding techniques and principles. Each of these is decided by the level of qualification being taken and the job role you are undertaking.

You will be repairing body side of vehicles and welding/fabricating hydraulic work.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good attention to detail
  • A technical mind
  • Analytical
  • Ability to use initiative to think through problems and find solutions
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to think outside the box, curious and innovative
     

Personal qualities

  • Must possess an interest in engineering
  • Motivated and committed individual
  • Good time keeping
  • Strong work ethic
     

Qualifications required

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English, Maths. Science and Technology is desirable. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable.

Future prospects

You will have the opportunity of becoming a full time member of staff. Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Thomas Hardie Commercials Ltd is the main distributor for Volvo Trucks and Volvo Bus and Coach throughout the North West of England and North Wales.

Employer

Thomas Hardie Vehicle Solutions

Address

Unit 2

Chorley

PR7 1NH

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Training provider

BTEC Diploma Level 2 Extended

Functional Skills, Level 2 in Mathematics, English, ICT, working with others and improving your own learning. Functional Skills requirements is subject to the successful applicants GCSE results. Grade A-C and within 5 years old means the apprentice will be relaxed from completing functional skills. Certification evidence will need to be provided.

Employer Rights & Responsibilities

SEMTA Apprenticeship in Engineering Framework (Once all elements are completed and learners portfolio has passed Internal Verification)

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at http://www.training2000.co.uk quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.


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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017