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Plating Apprentice Sturge Industries Ltd

A fantastic opportunity for the right enthusiastic individual to learn to operate all nickel and chrome electroplating lines, vibratory polishing, solvent cleaning machine, effluent treatment plant. To achieve daily targets as set by production planning and always operating within Health & Safety guidelines.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 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 – Friday 7am-3.30pm (including half an hour unpaid lunch) Monday to Friday 5am – 1pm Monday to Thursday 7.30am – 4pm, Friday 7.30 am – 1.30pm Half an hour unpaid lunch

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To be directly responsible to Shop Floor Supervisor
  • To load and unload plating line including joining of chains
  • To load and unload spin driers after rinsing process
  • To operate in line with all H&S legislation including COSHH
  • To Check chain to agreed specifications.

The above list is not exhaustive but is a framework of the role of Chain Machine Apprentice. Full training will be given to the successful candidate.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Motivated
  • Drive/enthusiasm
  • Self motivated

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping
  • Enthusiastic about learning
  • Reliable
  • Motivated
  • Committed

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths and English 4/C or equivalent

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, a permanent position may be a possibility.

About the employer

Sturge Industries are the only manufacturer in the UK and on of only 5 worldwide for these bell chain products.  As an employer we strive to develop our employees and encourage participation and interaction from Director level through to shop floor employees.  We have a history of internal promotion and there are several Supervisory roles now filled by time serviced employees.


Sturge Industries Ltd



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Apprenticeship Works


Bev 0121 544 6455

Engineering Operative Level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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