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Apprentice Fabricator LEEDS PLYWOOD & DOORS LIMITED

As manufacturers of aluminium bi folding doors we are looking for a trainee fabricator to join our team on the factory floor who will learn the production and manufacture process. We require a capable and enthusiastic individual to join our expanding door development team to train via a formal apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:30, with half an hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001717812

  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Observing, learning, and understanding a wide range of fabricating skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff
  • To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department
  • To undertake and successfully complete suitable college courses throughout the training period, achieving the academic grades and practical skills to entitle yearly progression leading to the award of a suitable level 4 (HNC)qualification in mechanical engineering
  • Learning and understanding the importance of Health and safety within the workspace
  • To develop the skills to construct or modify fabrications from verbal instructions and drawings, for manufacturing and projects, to a high degree of precision
  • To learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair
  • To maintain a logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording projects that have been undertaken and the skills learned
  • To maintain and to ensure general good housekeeping of the workplace areas
  • To maintain a smart appearance and to always act in a professional manner whether on or off the company premises
  • To perform any other duties appropriate and requested by the team leader
  • Work as part of a team and use materials safely

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good timekeeping skills

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Willingness to tackle problems and work well with the team
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Ability to work as part of a team and support colleagues
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality where necessary
  • Able to be flexible in work activities, location, and hours of work
  • Personable and comfortable in dealing with other colleagues
  • Be conscientious and diligent and show attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative

Desired qualifications

No formal qualifications required, but GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English would be an advantage.

Future prospects

For the right person, this is an excellent opportunity to grow within a long-standing industry leader and we welcome applications from people that would be excited and keen to start their career in this field.

Things to consider

Be prepared to commit to undertake a formal apprenticeship qualification in conjunction with Leeds City College.

The apprenticeship qualification will be undertaken on a day release basis with on site assessment visits.


About the employer

Importer and Distributor of Doors & Flat Packed Furniture. Manufacturer of Aluminium Bi-fold Doors. LPD has been at the forefront of manufacturing, importing, and distributing internal and external doors for nearly 40 years. Our aim at LPD Doors has always been to set the standard in high quality, cutting edge door design in the UK. Offering an extensive collection of door designs, specifically tailored to suit all tastes, we pride ourselves on offering the most innovative, visually appealing, and technologically advanced door range.

Employer

LEEDS PLYWOOD & DOORS LIMITED

Address

Midland Road

Leeds

LS10 2RJ

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Training

Training provider

LEEDS CITY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College

Contact

Leeds City College apprenticeships@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

Level 2 Engineering Operative (Fabrication and Welding) apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mixture of college and work-based learning. Successful candidates will attend our Printworks Campus one days per week to learn the skills/ knowledge required to be successful within this role.

They will also receive a visit once a month in their place of work from their assessor, where delivery will take place on a one to one basis.  In addition learners will need to be allocated 20% of their contracted hours per week to concentrate on any development activities set Functional Skills qualifications.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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