Electrical Engineering Apprentice, Nottingham BLACKBURN STARLING & COMPANY LIMITED

Initially part of a small team, you will have the opportunity to move around the various teams on the shop floor to allow you to develop your skill set and become a multi skilled Engineer.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001253149

  • Positions

    3 available

The Appointment:

Vision Apprentices are delighted to be working with Blackburn Starling and Company Ltd to recruit 3 Control Panel Wirer Apprentices.

Blackburn Starling is one of the UK’s largest Electrical Switchgear Manufacturers and Control Engineers offering an unrivalled combination of experience and capability. The company’s long trading history (147 years) derives from its commitment to technology driven growth and dedicated support for its customers.

The company operates from a 4.5 acre manufacturing facility on the Queens Drive Industrial Estate in Nottingham which covers: Sales, Tendering, Engineering Design, SCADA/PLC Software, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Powder Coating, Manufacturing, Testing, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning.

To support their continued growth, Blackburn Starling is looking to appoint a number of Control Panel Wirers to join their well-established teams. The role is varied and will involve working in design, fabrication assembly, copper bus bar manufacture and assembly, gear plate assembly/wiring and final electrical assembly including intelligent/conventional products covering LV Switchgear and MCCs.

You will be working in a modern manufacturing environment and should be practically minded with a strong academic background (particularly in Mathematics and Sciences), enthusiastic, hardworking and reliable.

As part of your apprenticeship you will attend Vision West Nottinghamshire College 1 day per week to complete an Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship.

Successful candidates will initially achieve a Level 2 Technical Certificate: Diploma in Engineering Technology Modern Apprenticeship including a level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations during the first 2 years. Following successful completion of the first 2 years this can then lead on to a further 2 years of work and study to a level 3 Technical Certificate: Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Modern Apprenticeship including a level 3 NVQ in Electrical / Electronic Engineering work based qualification or equivalent.

The role is well suited to candidates who have a keen interest in engineering and are committed to beginning a career in this sector. Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship there could be the opportunity to pursue other opportunities within Blackburn Starling.

The Post:

The main duties and responsibilities of the role:

  • Learn how to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications
  • Learn how to design and assemble a our range of LV Switchgear and MCC/Control Panel Products
  • Learn how to inspect and check components
  • Learn about the wiring of panels and how to diagnose and rectify faults
  • Gain a good understanding of the sector and the products and services supplied by Blackburn Starling
  • Attend college and produce work of a high standard

£35.50 weekly attendance allowance available each week for successfully meeting set criteria.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • An engineering aptitude 
  • Mechanically minded and a good problem solver 
  • Comfortable using basic features of Microsoft Word and internal IT systems
  • Good time management

Personal qualities

  • Able to deal with customers and colleagues in a professional manner
  • Happy to work in a manufacturing environment 
  • Previous work placement experience
  • Committed  to beginning a career in engineering

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grades A to C or 9-4 (new grades) equivalent are essential, specifically English and Maths

Future prospects

Vision Business has strong employer links within the sector and we encourage all our employers to consider further opportunities, this may include progression onto an advanced/higher apprenticeship or full time employment.

Things to consider

Please note: • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted. • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance. • Every applicant must attend a Vision Business Assessment Centre prior to being presented to the employer. • From 1st April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates On successful appointment: • You will be entitled to receive statutory annual leave. • This is a weekly/monthly paid post. • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must work with your Specialist to complete apprenticeship work on time and to the best of your ability. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. • Please note this vacancy may close earlier than the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled.

About the employer

Vision Apprentices are delighted to be working with Blackburn Starling and Company Ltd to recruit 3 Control Panel Wirer Apprentices. Blackburn Starling is one of the UK’s largest Electrical Switchgear Manufacturers and Control Engineers offering an unrivalled combination of experience and capability. The company’s long trading history (147 years) derives from its commitment to technology driven growth and dedicated support for its customers. The company operates from a 4.5 acre manufacturing facility on the Queens Drive Industrial Estate in Nottingham which covers: Sales, Tendering, Engineering Design, SCADA/PLC Software, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Powder Coating, Manufacturing, Testing, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning. To support their continued growth, Blackburn Starling is looking to appoint a number of Control Panel Wirers to join their well-established teams.

Employer

BLACKBURN STARLING & COMPANY LIMITED

Address

Dunsil Drive

Nottingham

NG2 3AY

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Training provider

  • Vision Business is part of the West Nottinghamshire College Group.  West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with a well-earned reputation for excellence particularly in the areas of apprenticeships. The college was named a national Beacon College in 2009. With 30,000 students nationwide and links with over 2,000 employers, we are a high-profile centre of education that is well known for producing work-ready, ambitious and highly-skilled individuals.  We offer apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships in a range of sector specialisms
  • An apprenticeship is an on the job learning programme that allows you, the apprentice, to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards theory elements in addition to putting the theory into practice, some of this will be in your own time
  • As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship.   Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition
  • Vision Business will also work with you to ensure your knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities are at the required level for an apprentice
  • Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any other vacancy please call the Vision Apprentices team on 01623 627191 extension 8799

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering and manufacturing > Engineering Technician

Training provider

VISION WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Contact

Rachel Gould 01623 627191


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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017