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Engineering Operative Apprentice Level 2 - Heat Treatment Industry Thermofax

Thermofax are looking to recruit an Engineering Operative Apprentice, where they will carry out duties such as; loading & unloading of lorries and furnaces, slinging steel etc. Is this the role you are looking for? Apply today!

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 08.00 - 16.00

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an engineering operative you will carry out the following duties:

  • Loading & unloading of lorries and furnaces
  • Slinging steel
  • Forklift truck operation
  • Programming of furnaces
  • Other general duties as required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Candidates who have had some previous experience of slinging/loading or hold a counterbalance FLT licence will be given priority for this role.

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Reliable
  • Shows commitment/willing to learn
  • Intelligent
  • Physically strong 
  • Have a basic interest in engineering

Desired qualifications

Grade C/4 or equivalent in maths, English Language (and ICT would be a bonus).

Future prospects

  • The candidate can expect to go on to becoming a production planner/worker
  • They will be involved in welding, programming, material handling, metallurgy and materials science

Things to consider

Training will take place at In-Comm Training & Business Service Ltd WS9 8UG - please ensure you are able to travel here.

About the employer

Welcome to Thermofax, specialists in Heat Treatment, Large Component Stress Relieving, Large Capacity Annealing, Normalising and Solution Treatments, based in the heart of the Midlands.

With over 45 years of experience within the heat treatment industry, our commitment to a quality product and customer satisfaction has been the backbone on which this family business has been built.

We house some of the largest furnaces in the UK, and have the flexibility of plant to accommodate small charge weights ranging from 1 Kilo up to 30 Tonnes in our Big Furnaces.

Being at the heart of the midlands, we are ideally located for easy access around the UK. We are situated 5 miles from Junction 2 of the M5. From there you are directly routed along major dual carriageways allowing easy access for abnormal loads.

Thermofax processes can be applied to:

  •  Large Fabrications for PWHT
  •  Ferrous and non ferrous castings
  •  Flat and round bar stock
  •  Rod and wire coil
  •  Machined components
  •  Induction and cold formed tubulars
  •  Pressure vessels
  •  Flame cut profiles
  •  Heavy forgings
  •  Bolt blanks
  •  High integrity springs




Block 2

Grazebrook Ind Park

Peartree Lane



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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 apprenticeship resulting in a Level 2 Engineering Operative qualification. Training will include attending college one day per week for the duration of the apprenticeship - this will be at In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, Walsall WS9 8UG. 

You will work to achieving:

  • 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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