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Metal Finishing Technician Apprentice The Diamond Metal Finishing Company Ltd

Operative will learn to process and control customers products through our manual & automated finishing workshops. Using the equipment. PLC automation and manual processing. Learn to control chemical solutions (analysis). Learn fundamentals of how to check and test to customers specification. How to electroplate, powder coat & anodising.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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 to Thursday, 7.30am - 4pm, Friday 7.30am - 2pm. Some shift working may be required during this apprenticeship as part of the training. 45-minute break per day.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    24 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice operative will learn how to:

  • Process, control customers products through our manual & automated finishing workshops
  • Using a variety of equipment
  • PLC automation and manual processing
  • Learn to control chemical solutions(analysis)
  • Learn fundamentals of how to check and test to customers specification.
  • Gain the ability to electroplate, powder coat & anodising

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Has a grasp of basic IT skills
  • Can communicate clearly with colleagues and managers and a willing to improve on this

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn
  • Work within a team
  • A sense of humour important 

Desired qualifications

  • None required 

Future prospects

  • Permanent position with DMF

About the employer

About Us

The company was founded in 1945 and is located close to Junctions 15 & 16 on the M6 motorway network, centrally located in the UK to service companies throughout the UK and beyond. With our services segregated to commercial finishing operating under our ISO 9001 and high-end finishing to AS9100 standards.

Whilst continuing to grow our presence into new markets we offer an alternative facility and additional option to Tiers 1, 2 and 3 customers, utilizing our experience as a volume processor we have adapted our expertise to combine volume and efficiency production methods which is aided by bespoke PLC automation, Data software and application techniques.

We facilitate pre-treatments for the Structural lightweight sandwich honeycomb panel assemblies across a wide range of interior/Exterior panel requirements and installers to the Rail, Cruise liner, Bus/Coach, Motorsports, Space, Aircraft Premier Seating and aircraft interiors markets. In addition, we apply other treatments to the Electrical, Electronic, Precision and Sheet metal industries offering a selection of coatings for almost every application.

With our continued growth plans we are actively seeking to increase our presence into the Defence, Aerospace and Hi-tech markets, whilst adding further chemical processes and customer approvals.

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Diamond Metal Finishing Co Ltd to provide high value metal finishing processes that meet all of our customers’ requirements whether commercial or higher-end. We are dedicated to excellence through:

  • Quality of  work
  • Meeting applicable regulatory compliance
  • Developing skilled and empowered employees
  • Continuous improvement

Our values and work ethic proudly represent our dedication as a UK business and strive to deliver the best quality product in a timely manner to the needs of our large and valued diverse customers worldwide.


The Diamond Metal Finishing Company Ltd


Unit 6

Newfields Industrial Estate

High Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Axia Solutions Limited


Ellie Rowland 01782572777

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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