Calibration & Repair Engineer Apprentice Taylor Instrument Services

The calibration & repair of electronic meters and test equipment

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £151.88 - £264.38

    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 Week 8am to 4pm Mon - Fri 37.5 hours 08:00 – 16:00. ½ hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001320573

  • Positions

    1 available

This involves booking the jobs in, testing the accuracy of test equipment using specialist rigs;

  • Making repairs if required by, removing electronic components and circuit boards
  • Resoldering/wiring in position.
  • Finally a certificate of calibration is issued and the unit and paperwork is dispatched

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Conscientious
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual

An individual who enjoys working with their hands and overcoming challanges

Personal qualities

Good education with a flair for working with your hands

•           An interest in mechanical/ electrical engineering

•           Willingness to learn new skills and take on board

 instructions

•           Excellent communication skills

•           Hard working and can use own initiative

•           Reliable, energetic and self motivated

•           Ability to prioritise and manage own workload

•           Polite, confident and friendly manner.

•           Computer literature

Qualifications required

Ideally Maths & English GCSE grades C or equivalent or above .

Future prospects

Become a key member of staff in a small family business

Things to consider

The successful applicant may be asked to work additional hours. Interview, closing date possible start dates are only a guideline as interviews for this position will be held on an ongoing basis, therefore the start date could alter as the vacancy will close as soon as a successful candidate is selected. As of the 1st April 2017 the Apprentice NMW 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. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. Interview, closing date possible start dates are only a guideline as interviews for this position will be held on an ongoing basis, therefore the start date could alter as the vacancy will close as soon as a successful candidate is selected. Applications will only be accepted through the Apprenticeship online system not directly through the employer.

About the employer

The company offer calibration of a wide variety of test instruments across many different industry sectors. Portable Appliance Testing & Onsite Calibration are also Available

Employer

Taylor Instrument Services

Address

Linwood Workshops Unit 3

Linwood Lane

Leicester

LE2 6QJ

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Training provider

The Apprenticeship will be achieved through assessments with a Leicester College Assessor in the workplace. There may be some training required at one of the college campuses. Intermediate Apprenticeship in Electronic Engineering

NVQL2 Performing Engineering Operations.

The PEO is a practical based program with supporting underpinning knowledge and is fully completed “off the job” at Leicester College on a day release basis. The qualification consists of:

Mandatory units

•           Working Safely in an Engineering Environment

•           Working Efficiently and Effectively in Engineering

•           Using and Communicating Technical Information

 

Optional units

•           Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques

•           Wiring & testing electronic equipment

•           Maintaining electonic equipment

Level 2 Diploma in Engineering and Technology(VRQ)

Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English, if required.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills comprise of six skill areas that are essential to being successful in an Apprenticeship. It is a Mandatory requirement of the Apprenticeship framework.

•           Creative thinking

•           Independent enquiry

•           Reflective learning

•           Team working

•           Self management

•           Effective participation    

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

LEICESTER COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College

Contact

Paresh Damani 0116 229 5515 apprenticeships1@leicestercollege.ac.uk


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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017