Apprentice Engineer Formbend Ltd

Apprentice required to learn general machining skills and assist with all production processes.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 1.00pm Friday at the company. 9.00am to 4.30pm three days per week whilst at college.

    Total hours per week: 39.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an opportunity for an apprentice to assist with day to day duties on a wide range of machinery including operating:

  • Milling machines
  • Drillers
  • CNC bending machinery
  • Reading engineering drawings
  • Using measuring equipment

This apprenticeship will require training and support from both the company and through our preferred training provider, In-Comm Training Services Limited, based in Aldridge, Walsall.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good at problem solving
  • Logical and methodical approach
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good written and verbal communications
  • Good attention to detail
  • Own transport preferable - but not essential.

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Willing to learn
  • Ambitious
  • Reliable 
  • Genuinely interested in an engineering career

Qualifications required

GCSE grades A-C in English, Maths and ICT or equivalent.

Future prospects

Progression available into Team Leader and Managerial role after successful completion of this apprenticeship. You will take the lead and pioneer CNC operations within the company.

Things to consider

Please ensure you are able to travel to the company and also to the training provider at WS9 8UG.

About the employer

Quite simply, we take even the most complex ideas you can imagine and make them happen. That’s why major blue chip companies across the UK and Europe choose Formbend to supply a vast range of products in stainless steel, copper, aluminium and high tensile steel. From prototype to final product, we work closely with our customers to attain the optimum design at a competitive price. All backed by in-house expertise that includes our own tool room and jointing technologies such as Mig and Tig welding and nickel or copper furnace brazing. As well as a multi-stack bending our right and left hand bending machines ensure the ability to produce the most complex components. We also have the capability of making a variable bending radius thanks to our state-of-the-art CNC machinery.


Formbend Ltd


Units 4 & 5

Charles Street

West Bromwich

B70 0AZ

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Training provider

Training for this apprenticeship will include:

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations & Organisation Safety Requirements
  • Working Efficiently & Effectively in an Engineering Environment
  • Using & Communicating Technical Information
  • Conducting Business Improvement Techniques
  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Preparing and Using Lathes for Turjing Operations
  • Preparing & Using Milling Machines
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Producing Engineering Project Plans
  • Preparing & Using CNC Machining Centres
  • General Welding Applications

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering and manufacturing > Machinist (Advanced Manufacturing Engineering)

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by In-Comm Training Services Ltd


Sue Fisher or Alex Jones 01922 457686

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017