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Sheet Metal Apprentice Canford Manufacturing Ltd

Sheet Metal – CNC Punch Operator, Sheet Metal Operative

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Closing date: 30 Nov 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

    Mon-Thu 7.30am-4.30pm & Fri 7.30am-1.20pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The apprentice will work under the supervision of the production engineer and sheet metal design engineer to setup and operate the CNC punch, which involves interpreting production drawings and job sheets, tooling setup and operating the sheet metal guillotine. Other sheet metal tasks as necessary including de-burring, fastener installation and spot welding. Practical tasks in other departments to aid understanding of process and product knowledge.

The long term plan is for the apprentice to develop their skills and knowledge to cover and take on responsibilities for sheet metal design involving CAD/CAM (training provided), product design and department supervision.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Practical skills, adaptability to different tasks, willingness to learn and be proactive on the job. Technical knowledge and ability to interpret production drawings. Ability to carry out instructions precisely and correctly. Some IT and maths skills would be helpful. Attendance and punctuality is expected to be excellent.

Personal qualities

The individual should have a strong work ethic and proactive approach to hands-on work. They should have a willingness to take on challenges and tasks asked of them and be precise and committed to their work with close attention to detail. Quality of work should be a priority for them as much as it is to the business. The individual should also show responsibility and flexibility as they develop to progress within the business. An interest in design would be advantageous.

Desired qualifications

5 GSCE’s at A*-C.

Future prospects

Prospect of progression to a higher level apprenticeship qualification and to progress within the business. Prospect of a permanent position for the right candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship.


About the employer

Professional Audio, Video & Broadcast.


Canford Manufacturing Ltd



Cliff Way



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Weymouth College


Apprenticeships 01305 208709

Engineering operative level 2.

Formal training to be provided by Weymouth College with informal, on the job training by Canford Audio Ltd.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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