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Technical Apprentice – Finishing Process Samuel Heath & Sons Plc

To learn all aspects of the plating process, both on the automatic and manual finishing plants.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £177.97

    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

    Hours of work 7.30am to 4.00pm Mon to Thurs (lunch 1.00 to 1.30pm), 7.30am to 12.30pm Fridays (no lunch). Total 37 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001775417

  • Positions

    1 available

To gain a thorough understanding of the lacquer and plating processes. The technician will assist in ensuring that all finishing plant is running in line with specification while producing good quality product. In addition they will support the team to ensure that the storage, usage and disposal of chemicals and effluent is done in accordance with the relevant regulations.


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
  • Ability to visualise 2D to 3D components
  • Good level of mathematics with a lean towards geometrical principles

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will be:

  • 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 interest in Mechanical /automotive
  • Ability to think for him/herself and problem solve

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

  • Possible permanent position available

Things to consider

Please research the location of LEMA Academy as well as the location of the employer to ensure that you can travel to both locations. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

The company began as a traditional brass founder and has produced over the years a vast array of products from bedsteads to high quality giftware and fireside accessories. Today it is a manufacturer of bathroom accessories, taps, showers and architectural hardware and has built a worldwide reputation for stylish design, quality and performance. Indeed it is craftsmanship that remains central to the Samuel Heath ethos. Each piece is meticulously formed from the purest Northern European solid brass which is then polished by hand, to create a flawless finish before undergoing a high-quality electroplating process. Attention to detail dictates that each product is then assembled, checked and packed by skilled individuals. All of these processes take place at the company’s Birmingham factory ensuring total control over manufacturing, quality and environmental responsibility. Whilst proud of this heritage Samuel Heath is also a pioneer of new movements in bathroom and architectural hardware design. Investment in technology and the brightest design talent is coupled with time-honoured British craftsmanship to make the company a trusted yet stimulating brand.

Employer

Samuel Heath & Sons Plc

Address

Cobden Works

Leopold Street

Birmingham

B12 0UJ

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Training

Training provider

LEAN EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED

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

Contact

Atran Esho 07971356246 atranesho@leadltd.co.uk

Engineering Technician Level 3.

Internal training with constant supervision given. Full training and support. External trainer conducts onsite training in H&S and Risk assessments. You will be required to attend LEMA Academy for 1 day a week and occasional block weeks. During this time, you will complete your Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering on a Technical Support Technician Engineering Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


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