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Engineering Apprentice - Technical Support Beakbane Ltd

Beakbane Ltd is one of the worlds leading manufacturers and distributors of machinery protection systems, with over 60 years experience of keeping equipment safe, productive and reliable in hostile environments.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role will include:

  • Supporting the running and development of the company quality management systems
  • Investigation and communication of internal and external concerns
  • Supporting internal and external audits 
  • Inspection of production parts 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good dexterity and co-ordination
  • Able to read basic engineering drawings
  • Good verbal and written communications
  • Analytical and computer literate
  • Able to handle changing work demands/priorities
  • Awareness of health and safety
  • Logical and pragmatic approach 
  • Good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Good attitude to learning
  • Professional when in contact with customers and suppliers

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades 8-4 (A-C) in maths and English as a minimum (or the equivalent)

Future prospects

Potential to work in other areas of the business to broaden individual knowledge of manufacturing processes. For the right candidate, further opportunities may become available within the department and/or other areas of the business. 

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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About the employer

Initially, the company supplied leather products to the machine tool and other associated industries.

During the 1950's and 1960's, new plastics and other polymer materials were being developed. Renault and his team thought that there was great potential for new products to be introduced utilising these materials. A research and development culture was introduced into the company, which enabled them to utilise these materials to introduce new products with far superior properties. This culture continues to this day.

In the 1970's, the company identified further opportunities for steel products, including telescopic covers for the machine tool industry. A decision was made to diversify into steel products and a major investment programme followed.

Beakbane Ltd is still a private independent company, which enables the management team to take the long term strategic view when considering investment in new processes and equipment.

Today, Beakbane Ltd has progressed a long way from its beginnings, although always based in the Kidderminster area. With a worldwide reputation for affordable quality, supported by the latest IT systems, our team of over 120 employees are dedicated to supporting customers across the world with bespoke innovative solutions.


Beakbane Ltd


Stourport Road


DY11 7QT

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by IN-COMM TRAINING ACADEMY SHROPSHIRE LIMITED


Leighanne Omisore 07570952071

This is a four year apprenticeship which will result in a Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship qualification. You will be required to attend college 3 days per week at In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, for the first 18 months. After this time, you will attend college one day per week for the remainder of the apprenticeship. 

Training at college will include the following:

  • Complying with statutory regulations & organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement techniques (covered in induction)
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Preparing & using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing & using milling machines
  • General welding applications
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Assembling & testing fluid power systems
  • Wiring and testing electrical equipment circuits
  • Maintaining electrical equipment & systems

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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