Assembly Technician Apprentice Howorth Air Technology Limited

The Apprentice role will include producing components to meet customer demands and complete works orders in a timely manner to correct quality standards. Manufacture and assemble parts and components. Attend sites worldwide to install/maintain equipment produced and installed by Howorth Air and partners.

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Closing date: 27 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

    37 hours Mon - Fri

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties would include:

  • Manufacture and assemble parts and components to engineering standards in a timely manner
  • Ensure that deadlines are met or when at risk report to Team Leader
  • Attend site’s worldwide to install / maintain equipment produced & supplied by Howorth Air Technology & partners
  • Install various parts and items for the purpose of completing projects safely, to required quality standards within established time frames.
  • Problem solve when required to produce work which still meets clients requirements and standards
  • When changes to drawings are made ensure that these are reported to Team Leaders
  • Maintain tools etc for the purpose of completing projects safely and within established time frames
  • Assist other trades personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities
  • Respond to emergency situations as needed and/or assigned for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns
  • Bring to the attention of team leader any ideas for improvements to process or working practices
  • Keep own work area clean, tidy and compliant with Health and Safety standards
  • Any other reasonable task requested by line manager or Directors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Participate as effective team member
  • Remain positive even when under pressure
  • Always represent the company in a professional manner
  • Able to work effectively , under pressure and does not allow own emotions to affect colleagues or clients
  • Able to work effectively in a team and on own initiative
  • Actively assist Company by demonstrating a willingness to grow with the Company.
  • Able to prioritise work in line with company goals
  • Is flexible in their approach and attitude to work
  • Has an excellent record of timekeeping and attendance
  • Always willing to take full responsibility for own actions/inactions
  • Always respects rules of confidentiality & behaves in a non – discriminatory manner
  • At all times works in a way consistent with and supportive of the values and standards of Howorth Air Technology

Personal qualities

  • Communicate with openness and honesty
  • Treat everyone with courtesy, fairness and respect
  • Professional in appearance and behavior
  • Is flexible in their approach and attitude to work

Qualifications required

GCSE at grade A - C (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

Future prospects

Full support to move onto an Advanced Apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for £3.50 (from 1st April 2017) 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. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. Expected Apprentice Duration: At least 12 months

About the employer

Howorth Air Technology has a long history of helping to reduce surgical infection. It operates within the global pharmaceutical, healthcare and wider industrial markets, has provided world leading contamination control.


Howorth Air Technology Limited


Lorne Street



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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 Engineering Apprenticeship
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills (if required)
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities
  • Pastoral Care Courses such as Safeguarding and Equality & Diversity

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Rochdale Training Association


Nathan Finn

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017