Apprentice Engineering Manufacturer United Aerosol Manufacturing Limited

Manufacturer of Aerosol Cans and printed tin plate sheets for the Edible Oil and Industrial Markets. Acquiring knowledge and experience to understand engineering operation manuals, electrical wiring diagrams and engineering drawings.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    Mon - Fri (9am - 5pm)

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Aerosol Can Manufacturing Processes, receiving & inspecting incoming goods & raw materials, slitting printed tin plate sheets, welding, seaming, air-testing, palletiser, wrapping & dispatch.
  • Machine setting for each operation for set-up of each height change.
  • Problem solving of non-conformance issue, tracing back to core issue and correcting.
  • In process documentation – Daily Production summaries, certificates of compliance / conformance, quality checks.
  • Health & Safety – Safe Operation of the factory, safe operation of all machines, safe storage and handling of materials, compliance with H&S procedures / regulations COSSH, REACH etc.,
  • QMS – Quality Procedures, in accordance with ISO9001 standards. Use of measuring instruments, specification conformance checks, calibration requirement checks, inspections, maintaining records.
  • Maintenance – Mechanical / Electrical / Pneumatic.
  • Prevention regular maintenance, Action repair after breakdown; fitting new parts, problem solving.
  • Installation of new machines & equipment and upgrades to existing.
  • Acquiring knowledge and experience to understand engineering operation manuals, electrical wiring diagrams & engineering drawings.
  • Participating in production & quality meetings and involvement with general thought process of improving processes, methods of working to increase productivity and improve efficiency of the factory & workforce.
  • Reducing waste and implement cost-saving measures.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Technically focused, self-confident and comfortable with working in a factory / production environment.
  • Logical thinking giving potential for problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a small team or alone on projects with individual ability to research and gather information to find solutions.
  • Ambitious, punctual & reliable.
  • Computer skills – e-mail, Word, Excel etc., plus search engine - research of potential suppliers, corrective actions and methods etc.
  • Sociable, with ability to get-on with all types of people.
  • Practical / Hands on approach using workshop skills.

Personal qualities

  • Being proactive rather than reactive.
  • Eager to learn new skills.
  • Ambitious, punctual & reliable.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grade E or above or equivalent.

Future prospects

Possibility to go on to level 3 for the correct candidate.

Things to consider

Traveling to and from the location.

About the employer

This is a company that cares about its clients and its staff. They are a manufacturing company which has been going for over 8 years with under 50 employers. They care about the retention and upskilling of their staff


United Aerosol Manufacturing Limited


Unit 5


WS10 7DE

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Training provider

  • NVQ level 2 in Engineering and Manufacture.
  • Employer right and responsibilities.

Functional skills level 1 in :

  • Maths.
  • English.
  • Personal Learning and thinking skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus


Vicki Picciano

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017