Advanced Apprentice Engineer Makita Manufacturing Europe Ltd

To assist with technical duties within the production Engineering department, if requested by the production engineering manager / supervisor, in liaison with the Heads of Departments, due to variations in workload, staff shortages or re-organisation.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £157.95 - £274.95

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    Working days: 5 Total working week hours: 39 hours Start/Fin time: 8.00am - 5.15pm Mon – Thursday 8.00am – 11.50am Fri Breaks: 2 X 10min paid breaks 1 X 30min lunch unpaid break

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • To complete a programme of training to be conducted within the production Engineering department
  • To become proficient in the application and use of a wide range of machine tools including, but not restricted to, conventional and CNC turning and milling, grinding and drilling.
  • Fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools and marking out.
  • Welding, fabrication, brazing, soldering and other jointing processes.
  • Sheet metalwork including shearing, folding etc.
  • Measurement and inspection techniques using a variety of metrology equipment.
  • Training in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) using proprietary software packages
  • Attendance at college on a full time followed by day release and evening class basis leading to recognised NVQ qualifications over a three year period.
  • Carrying out such tasks and duties as directed by the Departmental Manager/Supervisor that are calculated to contribute to the requisite levels of performance and competence.
  • To provide instruction and advice within the Department commensurate with training completed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will need:


  • To be good with their hands and machinery.
  • Interested in making things.
  • To be able to work well within a team
  • To work safely in mind at all times
  • To be self-motivated
  • To work to a high standard & strict deadlines

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will need:

  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn.
  • To take responsibility for their work
  • To be self-motivated
  • To be ambitious
  • To be willing to learn and develop
  • To be punctual and reliable

Qualifications required

To apply for this position, you will need:

  • GCSE Maths, English and ICT A-C or equivalent.
  • PEO or relevant engineering level 2 qualification and experience required

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there will be opportunities for full time employment with the company.

Things to consider

Will be operating manufacturing equipment. Working in a press shop environment (oil and noise). Telford College are managing this vacancy on behalf of this company. As part of the screening process of applications you may be contacted by Telford College and invited in for a face to face interview as part of our screening process. Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) for apprentices from the 1st April 2017 is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. The new NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by this age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate for their age.

About the employer

Makita are a multi-national manufacturer of power tools. The UK Head office is based on the Hortonwood Industrial estate in Telford, Shropshire. Makita manufactures its tools in plants across the globe, from its headquarters in Japan to here, in the UK. Our Telford manufacturing plant is the only full-production facility for power tools in the UK and has been successfully running construction on many of our top line cordless power tools since 1991. Makita's investment in the Telford plant has seen it take over production for the highly important MXT Combi Drill, one of the company's best selling products. Makita's acquisition of Dolmar in 1991 has also meant that we have one of the strongest histories in the Outdoor Power Equipment market and the plant in Germany constantly delivers tools worldwide to the highest quality. At the heart of our manufacturing process is the belief that for a good tool you need a good motor, and Makita makes every effort to make sure our motors are of the best quality. We source the absolute best raw materials and components in order to build the most powerful and efficient motors we can imagine. Premium grade steel is used to produce armature shafts and gears, and only steel of the highest grade is used, whilst high grade magnetic copper wire goes into each and every one of our tools to ensure superior current flow whilst withstanding extreme temperatures. Our quality control tests each, and every, machine that leaves our manufacturing plants. Nothing is left untested; on the motor alone we perform 19 extensive tests! Our high standards go a long way, which is probably why when you buy Makita, it's likely to be a lasting relationship


Makita Manufacturing Europe Ltd


Hortonwood 7



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Training provider

  • Level 3 BTEC Diploma Engineering Manufacture
  • NVQ L3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing
  • Functional Skills, Maths, English and ICT L2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and thinking Skills  

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Telford College of Arts & Technology


Karen Pearse 01952 642452

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017