Engineering Apprentice Adray Plastics

Engineering Apprentice required to learn many sides of engineering. This position involves Milling, turning, drilling bending, welding, routering and CNC work.

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Closing date: 13 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

    39 hours

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This company are looking for an enthusiastic, bright and eager apprentice to join an exciting busy family business to learn many sides of engineering.

They want someone who is willing to learn and produce various types of work to a high standard as expected by their real customers.

This position involves:

  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Drilling
  • Bending
  • Welding
  • Routering
  • CNC machine work

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to progress within the company after the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Practical ability
  • Positive attitude
  • Good problem solver
  • Willing to learn
  • Attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Passion for engineering
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Team Player
  • Able to work on their own initiative
  • Self motivated

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths grade C or higher.
  • GCSE English Language C grade or higher.
  • 3 additional GCSEs.
  • Or equivalents

Future prospects

The apprenticeship can allow you to progress through the academic route and ultimately get a degree in engineering. However just having the apprenticeship alone provides a fantastic stepping stone for your career and will enhance your opportunities in the engineering world.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Adray Plastics Ltd is family run business based in the midlands on the outskirts of Birmingham, they operate from a modern manufacturing facility well equipped to manufacture and fabricate all items to a very high standard and in a quick time.


Adray Plastics


James Scott Road


B63 2QT

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations.
  • Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and English (if required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Please note:

Before the Apprentice you will be required to do a pre-apprenticeship programme at Lema Academy, 2 days a week for 6 weeks where you will achieve Btec level 1 in engineering.

The Apprenticeship will be delivered at Lema Academy based at Lower Tower Street, Birmingham, B19 3NH.

All applicants are to apply directly to Lema and NOT to Adray Plastics.

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by LEMA


Kay Carter 07791288609

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017