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Engineering Apprentice NEWSHIP GROUP LIMITED

The Apprentice Technician role will provide the opportunity to develop skills in various engineering disciplines and methods with a view to becoming a fully qualified Engineering Fitter. On the job training will run alongside a 42-month college course, delivered on a weekly day release basis.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.38

    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 - Thursday, 07:30 - 16:30 and Friday, 07:30 - 13:15.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001802571

  • Positions

    2 available

The Apprentice Technician role is a hands-on workshop role combining the disciplines of coachbuilding, motor mechanics, fabrication/welding and basic engineering. The Apprentice Technician will be trained the methods and skills to produce flat floor vehicle conversions and the fitment of vehicle extras, initially under the supervision of a qualified technician.

The opportunity to progress to the more complex lowered floor conversions will be given once satisfactory levels of skills and competencies have been attained.

The Apprentice Technician will be trained to be fully compliant with the strict Conformity of Production rules required for volume type approval, and also to consistently ensure a high standard of workmanship adhering to specific measurements, torque settings or testing procedures where necessary.

The Apprentice Technician should show a strong appetite for learning, as technicians are frequently required to work together on vehicles, being able to take direction and work as a team is also essential.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work well with your hands
  • Ability to operate tools & equipment
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to use your initiative
  • Ability to work well with others
  • For all colleagues in the GowringsVersa team, we expect resilience, drive, energy and talent. We expect everyone to be well presented with a desire, character and attitude to succeed

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects

Fully qualified Engineering Fitter, technician competent of undertaking all aspects of work across the whole range of builds.


About the employer

GowringsVersa Mobility provide wheelchair accessible vehicles of the highest quality and innovative designs. We offer a range of vehicles varying on size, layout and specification, using a variety of engineering methods.

Employer

NEWSHIP GROUP LIMITED

Address

501

Bradford Road

Batley

WF17 8LL

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Training

Training provider

Luminate Education Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College

Contact

India Treloar apprenticeships@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

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

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 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.

Apprenticeship standard

Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


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