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Engineering Technician Apprentice PLAND STAINLESS LIMITED

Are you a CAD Engineer with experience of sheet metal design using a 2D/3D CAD package looking to work for a successful manufacturer and working with a strong multi skilled team with excellent knowledge, experience, and skills? On offer is an exciting perm role that pays a competitive pay rate, bonus scheme, and excellent benefit package.

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Closing date: 19 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 09:00 - 17:00 with 1-hour lunch, and Friday, 08:30 – 16:00, with a 1-hout lunch.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    45 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    27 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working in a busy Engineering office alongside 3 other Engineers. Alongside your College course you will be combining on-the job learning of our CNC machines, welding & Polishing processes.

You will also be training to be our next big star in the Technical department learning things like 2D/3D design, Standard Operating Procedures, O&M Manuals, Problem solving, Lean Manufacturing etc. as well as your day to day activities.

You will need to demonstrate an interest in an engineering discipline, be I.T. literate, to have the ability to work efficiently and accurate both individual and as part of the team, to be able to prioritise workload using own initiative, a good problem solver and a high level of flexibility and dependability.

Responsibilities will include:

  • To create 2D/3D designs/drawings to suit customer requirements
  • To create company information including Drawings, Data sheets, BIM files, O&M’s & SOP’s
  • To research & develop the innovation, improvement & introduction of new & existing product designs whilst taking ownership of concept through to Manufacture
  • To use lean systematic methods to reduce waste in all areas of the business
  • To use the company ERP system
  • To be ‘hands-on’ and willing to train on Factory floor processes
  • To carry out such tasks and duties from your department manager that contributes to requisite levels of performance and competence

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Confident in own abilities
  • Not afraid to ask questions
  • Reliable and punctual

Desired qualifications

At least 4 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English.

Acceptance is subject to college interview, initial assessment and taking a skill area test.

Future prospects

At the end of the apprenticeship the successful candidate may be offered the opportunity to progress within the company.

About the employer

Pland Stainless Limited are market leaders in the manufacture and supply of stainless-steel sinks and sanitary ware in the Healthcare, Education and Catering sectors.

Operating out of a 65,000 sq. ft factory in Leeds we are also OEM suppliers to a number of large brands in the Healthcare market. Established in 1919, we are a traditional UK manufacturing company continually striving to maintain a reputation as the number one supplier in the market.




Ring Road


LS12 6AA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College



This apprenticeship will be delivered through a mixture of college and work-based learning. Successful candidates will attend our Printworks Campus one day per week (2 days in the first year) to learn the skills/ knowledge required to be successful within this role. They will also receive a visit once a month in their place of work from their assessor, where delivery will take place on a one to one basis.

In addition learners will need to be allocated 20% of their contracted hours per week to concentrate on any development activities set

Functional Skills qualifications (If required):

  • Functional Skills in English
  • Functional Skill in maths
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Technical Support Technicians, work as part of a team to provide technical support and expertise for all areas of the Engineering and Manufacturing function including communications software, test, analysis tools, measurement, off line programming, process control, performance and continuous improvement solutions, capacity planning, production scheduling/planning, product technical applications and capability, technical sales and marketing support, product development and innovation, engineering drawing, purchasing and/or supply of goods or services for engineering activities, quality control, inspection and e-commerce technologies as required. The requirements are designed to offer stretch and progression.

They will be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality, accuracy, and timely delivery of the work they undertake. They will be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving the business.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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