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Apprentice Surface Treatment Engineer / Fabricator Anopol Ltd

Anopol offer comprehensive in-house and on-site subcontract services for cleaning, pickling, passivating and electropolishing of Stainless Steel with projects having been carried out by our site teams all over the UK and in several European countries.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 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 8.00am - 4.30pm. May flex in-line with business needs.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Learn and develop at all times. Listen, question, understand and improve personal skill and value to the company.
  •  Understand and strictly operate to company ISO 9001 and 14001 accredited standards and procedures
  • Strictly adhere to company health & safety procedures and guidelines
  • Report all deviations and non-conformances through the defined channels
  • Lead production quality control processes. Liaise with Production Manager to review quality performance and agree improvement activity
  • Execute metal surface treatment processes required to meet customer requirements
  • Adhere to company procedures for controlling the throughput of customer components. Ensure accurate and timely completion of all processes and paperwork. Report all deviations and non-conformances
  • Constantly aim improve processes and remove waste
  • Liaise with Production Manager to agree production plans to maximise throughput, reduce lead times and exceed customer requirements
  • Operate safely and effectively within the workshop when developing and manufacturing jigs and fixtures. When competent, take full responsibility for the day-to-day management and housekeeping of the workshop area
  • Manufacture of jigs for sub-contract and engineering departments when required

Critically, demonstrate competence for technical process engineering jobs within the electropolishing department. eg Large Vessels which will include liaison with engineering, sales and production departments relating to: 

  • Customer’s requirements regarding surface finish, quality, and delivery
  • Jigging and fixture requirements
  • Logistics of handling, processing and manpower/capacity required
  • Identify quality/production issues and lead the containment and improvement of issues
  • Develop a sound understanding of the Production Managers duties and become competent in providing cover (holidays etc) as and when required
  • Work flexible and modified hours in-line with business and customer requirements
  • Train and become competent as relief Chemical Mixer Cover
  • Stay away from home as and when required for customer onsite working
  • Complete required equipment checks/maintenance work as required by Quality/
  • Environmental/Health & Safety Management processes and procedures
  • Manage waste streams including waste segregation requirements
  • General duties as required within a SME business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to work as part of a team as well as use own initiative
  • Enjoy working hands on with manual equipment
  • Enjoy working practically
  • Have a high attention to detail
  • Good level of mathematics with a lean towards geometrical principles

Personal qualities

  • Natural problem solver with a logical approach.
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Passionate and willingness to learn
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Good communication skills
  • Be enthusiastic about the engineering industry
  • Ability to listen and take instructions

Desired qualifications

  • You must have a minimum grade 4/C or above in maths and English

Future prospects

  • Permanent position available

Things to consider

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About the employer

Anopol began as the UK subsidiary of an industry leading European organisation initially supplying chemicals and processing equipment, predominantly for electro polishing non-ferrous metals. Customers include Cadburys (to make the moulds for the chocolate!) Anopol continually seek new innovative opportunities to extend our contribution to the customers, industries and markets we serve


Anopol Ltd


P O Box 177


B5 5QJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lean Education And Development Limited


Atran Esho 07971356246

  • During this time, you will complete your Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering on a Technical Support Technician Engineering Apprenticeship You will be required to attend LEMA Academy for 1 day a week and occasional block weeks

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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