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Shot blaster and Spray Painter Apprenticeship RADLEIGH METAL COATINGS LIMITED

We have a fantastic opportunity to work for a well established business as a Shot blaster and Spray painter.

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Closing date: 31 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

    40 hours a week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The successful candidate would be taught how to shot blast and spray paint to a range of industrial systems.

Using a range of spray equipment including airless and pressure pot spray guns to get a high-quality finish and correct thicknesses to the spec.

The successful candidate would also be taught the safe use of forklift driving and the safe use of the overhead cranes.

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

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
  • 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

About the employer

At Radleigh-Nash we apply protective coatings and a decorative finish to the complete range of ferrous and non-ferrous fabrications and structures for indoor and outdoor applications.

We have the Facilities for items to be coated using either Wet Spray Coating or Thermal Spray systems or both dependent upon design and service conditions.

We blast clean all items prior to coating, shot blasting is the mainstay to all long life protective systems and is the first stage for durability. That’s why we have dedicated chilled iron and bauxite medium blast rooms to reduce contamination and ensure a high quality and clean blasted surface. For galvanised items we can offer either sweep blasting using a non-magnetic abrasive or by applying a mordant solution to ensure a good keyway.

Radleigh-Nash have the facilities to handle large volume and one offs alike. For larger volumes we have two independent track systems, as for low volume or one off items we have several free standing paint booths to allow us to paint small items to heavy fabrications. Our largest booth covers a 15mtr section at a time. We can also offer thermal stress relieving services with our in-house electric oven as this often goes hand in hand with steel fabrications built to a high requirements and standards.

We have experience working with most industries and their specific requirements as well as benefiting from having ISO 9001 accreditation and in house NACE level II paint inspector.




Unit 30

Cable Street



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Training provider


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


Rachel Jevons 07896 482558

Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2.

This apprenticeship programme is designed to give your apprentice the skills to legislate continuous improvement and to streamline the processes in your manufacturing facility.

Course Outline:

  • Understand how to prepare, control, contribute and complete manufacturing operations
  • Gain a thorough understanding of manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures
  • Understand safe working policies and the correct and appropriate use of PPE
  • Learn the 4Rs to ensure the safe disposal of waste in line with environmental systems and regulatory requirements
  • Learn the correct use of equipment, tools, and machinery
  • Gain an expertise in continuous improvement practices, including the Kaizen method, lean principles, and problem solving
  • Understand how to complete thorough quality checks

Course Duration:

The programme runs over 12 - 14 months, delivery is over 16 sessions and will require the apprentice to attend the academy twice a month for six months, followed by four project coaching sessions and 2 end point assessment preparation days. This to get the apprentice ready for external independent End Point Assessments (EPA) to gain the Level 2 diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge & Skills) apprenticeship qualification.


  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • ETCAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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