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Apprentice Service Technician Wjs Uk Limited

We are seeking to expand our service team in order to meet growing demand for services and repairs to customer machines. The successful candidate will become proficient in mechanical fitting, electrical and hydraulic disciplines.

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £243.75

  • Working week

    08:30 - 16:30 minimum 5 days per week

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    48 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001743352

  • Positions

    1 available

The candidate will be based from our business address where they will receive training on

  • Mechanical fitting
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Electronic CNC systems and software
  • The role will also include elements of customer support in line with skills and experience as it grows
  • Training will include field service alongside our skilled engineers
  • As skills and experience are gained, the candidate will be expected to work alone on jobs within the scope of capability
  • The candidate will be a good communicator and be able to operate office business systems for the administration side of our customer support

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Mechanical and Electrical Aptitude

Personal qualities

  • The successful candidate will be a good communicator with a strong work ethic, be punctual and a high regard for customer care
 

Desired qualifications

  • You should have as a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including GCSE maths (higher) at grade 5 or above, GCSE English grade 4 or above, and also a science or technical subject at grade 4 or above

Future prospects

  • On completion of the apprenticeship, and dependant upon a vacancy being available, the role will be predominantly field based, working throughout the UK, with overseas travel expected to attend training courses from our OEM suppliers

Things to consider

Candidates will be based for our business address and expected to be able to attend between 08:30 and 16:30 Monday to Friday, when office based.

Much of the work is remote at customer manufacturing sites throughout the UK and Ireland and the candidate would be expected to travel and stay away overnight to perform those duties.

Initially you will be contacted by York College to confirm your commitment and suitability for the role. If we are unable to contact you, you will not be considered for the position.
 


About the employer

The Company supplies and supports a range of engineering equipment to UK manufacturing businesses, mainly high pressure abrasive waterjet cutting systems and plate forming rolls. Supplier and Support of CNC Machine Tools – WaterJet Profiling.  Our clients range from blue chip aero engine manufacturers to sub contract profiling businesses.

Employer

Wjs Uk Limited

Address

Unit 3

Moat House Square, Avenue E East

Wetherby

LS23 7FB

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Training

Training provider

YORK COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by York College

Contact

Business Partnerships 01904770368 businesspartnerships@yorkcollege.ac.uk

What will I study?

Technicians undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment. Typical roles could include Electrical Technicians, Mechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians who maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of the plant and equipment in a production or manufacturing environment.

Method of delivery

A flexible model of delivery will be undertaken based on the employer’s needs e.g. apprentices may attend College two days per week for two years or one day per week for four years and work for their employer for the rest of the time, or attend College on a one year full-time basis, and One day in Year 2, then work with their employer full-time. Assessor visits will take place at regular intervals throughout the apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?

Successful achievement of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of:

  • Knowledge assessment(multiple-choice paper) - apprentices will be required to complete a standardised scenario based knowledge assessment consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions, taken under examination conditions.
  • Practical Assessment - this observation will provide the opportunity for the apprentice to synoptically demonstrate core and specific knowledge, skills and behaviours on actual plant and equipment in a realistic work situation.
  • Technical Interview - the interview will be based on the contents of the evidence portfolio, which may be compiled throughout the apprenticeship and finalised during the end-point assessment period.
  • Qualifications received

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (10 unit Performing Engineering Operations)
  • EAL NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Maintenance OR EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced
  • Manufacturing & Engineering - Mechatronics Maintenance Technician (Development Competence)
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


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