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Engineering Operative Apprentice Beakbane Ltd

Beakbane are looking for an Apprentice Engineering Operative to be involved in the cutting and folding of machine guarding products, as well as other areas in manufacturing, through to final assembly.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Beakbane Ltd is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of machinery protection systems, with over 60 years' experience of keeping equipment safe, productive and reliable in hostile environments. 

The role will include:

  • Cutting and folding of machine guarding products
  • Rotating through other manufacturing areas
  • Final assembly of products
  • Awareness of health and safety
  • General housekeeping

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good dexterity and co-ordination
  • Able to read basic engineering drawings
  • Ability to use basic hand tools i.e. angle grinder, orbital sanders

These are not essential, but would be an added bonus to ensure the right candidate is in post.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good attitude to learning

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades 8-4 (A-C) in maths and English, as a minimum or equivalent

Future prospects

Progress through 3 pay grades to become a senior operator. This could then lead, for the right individual, progression into a managerial or technical route.

Things to consider

Training for this post will be based in Shrewsbury, 1 day per week.

About the employer

Initially, the company supplied leather products to the machine tool and other associated industries.

During the 1950's and 1960's, new plastics and other polymer materials were being developed. Renault and his team thought that there was great potential for new products to be introduced utilising these materials. A research and development culture was introduced into the company, which enabled them to utilise these materials to introduce new products with far superior properties. This culture continues to this day.

In the 1970's, the company identified further opportunities for steel products, including telescopic covers for the machine tool industry. A decision was made to diversify into steel products and a major investment programme followed.

Beakbane Ltd is still a private independent company, which enables the management team to take the long term strategic view when considering investment in new processes and equipment.

Today, Beakbane Ltd has progressed a long way from its beginnings, although always based in the Kidderminster area. With a worldwide reputation for affordable quality, supported by the latest IT systems, our team of over 120 employees are dedicated to supporting customers across the world with bespoke innovative solutions.


Beakbane Ltd


Stourport Road


DY11 7QT

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by IN-COMM TRAINING ACADEMY SHROPSHIRE LIMITED


Sue Fisher 01922 457686

This is a 12 month Engineering Operative apprenticeship.  The successful candidate will be required to attend college one day per week as part of the training - this is based in Shrewsbury.

Training will include:

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

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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