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Engineering Operative Apprentice Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Ltd

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust have created a role where the successful applicant can start their engineering career progressing onto Heritage skills. The apprentice will work at the Blists Hill Victorian Town on a rota to gain experience and learn the necessary skills.

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Closing date: 24 May 2022

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 9.00am - 5.00pm with 2 days a week at MCMT training and 3 days a week at the Museum.

    Total hours per week: 36.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Maintenance skills
  • Heritage Foundry work
  • Traditional crafts in Tinsmith and Blacksmithing
  • There will be an expectation that the apprentice will interact with members of the public and talk about some of the things they are doing
  • The Apprentice(s) will report to the Head Engineer for their skills development and the Team Leaders at Blists Hill for their day to day activity and placement

In the Foundry, Blacksmith and Maintenance areas we have skilled and experienced workers who will supervise the Apprentice(s) on the job.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good English and maths
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team

Personal qualities

  • Aptitude for engineering
  • Interest in Heritage skills
  • Confident using tools
  • Good coordination
  • Be able to communicate effectively

Desired qualifications

Minimum GCSEs grade C/4 (or equivalent qualifications) in maths, English, Science and IT.

Future prospects

It is the Museums intention to rebuild the pipeline of Heritage skills within the Museum but also equip the apprentice with skills that meets the need of the current industrial climate.

Things to consider

Training for this role will be 2 days per week at MCMT Bridgnorth.

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About the employer

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is an industrial heritage organisation which runs ten museums and manages multiple historic sites within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site in Shropshire, England, widely considered as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust Ltd


Coach Road




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Additional location information

Training will take place 2 days a week at MCMT Bridgnorth.


Training provider


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


Leighanne Omisore 07570 952071

Training to be provided:

  • Intermediate (Level 2) Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard
  • Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements 
  • Working efficient and effectively in advanced manufacturing and engineering
  • Using and interpreting engineering data and document
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Producing CAD Models (Drawings) using a CAD system
  • Conduct Business Improvement Activities

Optional units:

  • Engineering Environment Awareness
  • Engineering Techniques
  • Engineering Mathematics and Science Principles 
  • Fitting and assembly techniques
  • Principles of turning and milling
  • Understanding CAD
  • Engineering manufacturing techniques 

Those without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must ensure that apprentices achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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