Technical Engineering Apprentice Leitz Tooling Uk Ltd

Technical apprentice for world leader in industrial tooling for the woodworking and related industries. To learn all aspects of machining, design and tooling applications including CAD and technical drawings. Supportive company with excellent working conditions. Salary will increase significantly as your skills progress.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £230.77

  • Working week

    8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.30am-3pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001300980

  • Positions

    1 available

Leitz Tooling is a global company and our base in the UK has the largest number of wood machining technical engineers in the UK. We have over 130 years of experience and are recognized for the latest tooling solutions for all sizes and type of company. Customers range from the large multi-nationals to the small niche joinery and furniture companies.

With a national network of saw and tool sharpening centres around the UK, Leitz Tooling UK offers local customer support ensuring their saws and tools are sharpened and serviced to original manufacturer standards so maintaining quality and efficiency.

Leitz Tooling UK supports the industry through training with a tailored program of tooling, application and safety seminars and is committed to quality being certified to ISO9001:2008 as is the Leitz Group.

Your role will be to work with our Sales/Technical Manager to:

  • Learn all aspects regarding tooling for the industrial woodworking industry.
  • Learn CAD, develop knowledge to pass onto customers.
  • Learn to develop quotations, order acknowledgements.
  • Learn to understand and confirm technical drawings to BS 308 or equivalent.
  • Learn to discuss tooling solutions with our technical reps and customers alike.
  • Ultimate 4 year goal to become a field application engineer.

We are a supportive employer with excellent development opportunities and working conditions.

We will review your salary as your skills progress.  Our last apprentice was earning £23,000 after his first three years with us.

We get involved in community projects and you will have the opportunity to be involved.  We want an apprentice who is keen to learn and develop and you will be rewarded with everything you would expect from a reputable global company.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Takes pride in own work.
  • High attention to detail.

Personal qualities

  • Pleasant, confident and organised.
  • A genuine interest in the engineering sector.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE, or equivalent, in maths, English and preferably physics plus one practical subject (woodwork, ED or metalwork).

Future prospects

Long term prospect to become a full time field applications engineer with company car, lap top, phone and other benefits. Could look to be earning £23,000 after the first 3 years.

Things to consider

Some foreign travel, speaking with people from all levels of the business and social hierarchy.

About the employer

Manufacturing service provider to the woodworking and related markets. Leitz Tooling UK, with the largest number of wood machining technical engineers in the UK, can quickly prepare technical solutions to help companies reduce running costs – labour & waste - and improve product quality. With over 130 years of experience Leitz is recognized for the latest tooling solutions for all sizes and type of company. Customers range from the large multi-nationals to the small niche joinery and furniture companies. With a national network of saw and tool sharpening centres around the UK, Leitz Tooling UK offers local customer support ensuring their saws and tools are sharpened and serviced to original manufacturer standards so maintaining quality and efficiency. Leitz Tooling UK supports the industry through training with a tailored program of tooling, application and safety seminars and is committed to quality being certified to ISO9001:2008 as is the Leitz Group.

Employer

Leitz Tooling Uk Ltd

Address

Flex Meadows

Harlow

CM19 5TN

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Training provider

Mandatory Qualifications

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge).

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge).
  • Plus functional skills at Level 2 Maths and Level 2 English.

Independent assessment and verification through employer selected Awarding Organisations regulated by Ofqual. These qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3 are achieved during the On Programme Phase of the Apprenticeship:

  • Level 2 and/or Level 3 Technical Knowledge Qualifications. A grade of pass, merit or distinction will be applied to the knowledge qualifications of the Apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Competency (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours) will be assessed and verified in a sheltered/realistic environment with the Level 3 Competency (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours) assessed and verified in the workplace with both qualifications using a variety of assessment methods including observation of performance and organisation job/work records/log books. Apprentices will be assessed on a continuous basis with the final pieces of performance evidence accumulated typically during the last six months. On completion a binary grade will be awarded for the competency qualifications. These will not contribute to the overall apprenticeship grade.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering and manufacturing > Engineering Technician

Training provider

HARLOW COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harlow College

Contact

apprenticeships@harlow-college.ac.uk


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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017