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Apprentice Polisher - Engineering Operative Professional Polishing Services Ltd

You will be trained on a specific polishing line, setting machines, basic maintenance of machines and identifying any defects.

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Closing date: 10 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Monthly wage


  • Working week

    8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    19 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful apprentice will be trained in the following duties:

  • Working on a specific polishing line to produce the finish in line with our quality requirements
  • Identify packs of material and dimensions/thickness and different grades
  • Identify different polishing consumables such as abrasives belts and polishing compounds
  • Set machine for specific finish required
  • Learn and understand basic maintenance of machines - such as changing drive belts and sprockets 
  • Working in a busy factory environment with forklift truck and cranes operating
  • Working to deadlines and schedules
  • Identifying defects in stainless steel and other metals, what these are and how to proceed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and verbal communications
  • Ability to work independently and with other team members
  • Aware of health and safety in a factory environment

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Willing to learn and commit to this apprenticeship

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade C (4) minimum English and maths or equivalent

Future prospects

Full-time position upon successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Opportunity to learn how to drive a forklift truck and to take their licence for this.

Things to consider

You will be required to attend college one day per week for the duration of this 15 month apprenticeship. College is In-Comm Training Services Limited, Aldridge, Walsall WS9 8UG.

About the employer

Professional Polishing Services Ltd is the UK Market Leader in polishing stainless steel, aluminium, brass, copper and bronze. We polish sheet, plate, coil, flat bar, sections, profiles, balustrades, laser cut panels, square and rectangular tube to a variety of finishes.


Professional Polishing Services Ltd


Unit 18b

Parkrose Industrial Estate, Middlemore Road


B66 2DZ

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Training provider


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


Sue Fisher 01922 457686

This is a 15 month, Level 2 apprenticeship. You will be required to attend college one day per week for this duration (at In-Comm Training Services Limited in Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8UG). 

You will work to achieve:

  • Level 2 NVQ in Engineering Operations
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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