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Manufacturing Engineer Inpress Plastics Ltd

As an engineering apprentice, you will be assisting members of the production team in carrying out their day to day functions. Over the four years you can expect to learn about the individual manufacturing processes how they all measured, controlled and improved.

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Closing date: 07 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,500.00

  • Working week

    Working Week: Monday-Friday 09:00-17:30, excluding 1 day off per week for University

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC001809955

  • Positions

    1 available

As an engineering apprentice, you will be assisting members of the production team in carrying out their day to day functions. Over the four years you can expect to learn about the individual manufacturing processes how they all measured, controlled and improved. You will also learn about how quality is ensured across all our processes and the systems that are used to ensure that it is continually improved. The role will suit somebody who is curious about manufacturing, machinery, robots and programming, and wishes to develop a wide range of skill sets which will be relevant across the world of engineering.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

No travel requirements, but preferably applicants will be able to drive

Personal qualities

  • Focussed
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Proactive

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 7 GCSE’s or equivalent, with a minimum of a 6 in maths.

3 A levels or equivalent, including mathematics.

Relevant Work Experience.

Future prospects

As experience is gained, the apprentice’s position will adapt and change, to meet the business’ needs. Doing this will enable the apprentice to gain vital knowledge of the way the business operates and functions.


About the employer

Inpress Plastics is a fast-growing family owned plastics manufacturer in Littlehampton. Inpress manufactures own brand and subcontract polymer products for the medical, health and industrial markets, which require technically refined moulding and assembly methods. Our capabilities include:

  • Technical blow moulding
  • Precision injection moulding
  • Injection blow moulding
  • Automated assembly
  • Clean room assembly
  • Printing
  • Laser etching
  • CNC finishing
  • Tool making
  • Currently employs 7 present/former degree apprentices
  • Providing commercial & medical products globally

Our subcontract manufacturing capabilities focus on the delivery of bespoke printed enclosures, specialist moulded containers and precision components for medical and industrial usage.

Employer

Inpress Plastics Ltd

Address

1

Harwood Road

Littlehampton

BN17 7AU

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Training

Training provider

University of Chichester

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by University of Chichester

Contact

Apprenticeship team 01243 816000 apprenticeships@chi.ac.uk

The Manufacturing engineer Degree Apprenticeship is delivered over two semesters
per year for four years. In year one apprentices will study for
1.5 days per week, before moving to a one day per week
model for the remaining three years. The End Point
Assessment will take place on completion of the degree.


Level 4
•Mathematical Principles I
•Mechanical Principles
•Electrical Principles
•Computer Aided Engineering
•1st Year Workplace Report
•1st Year Engineering Labs


Level 5
•Control & Instrumentation
•Mathematical Principles II
•2nd Year Engineering Workplace Projects
•2nd Year Mechanical Labs
•Dynamic Systems
•Statics & Materials


Level 6
•Thermo-fluids
•Manufacturing Processes
•Mechanical Failure Analysis
•Individual Engineering Workplace Projects
•Renewable Energy & Sustainability
•Business for Engineers


How does the money work?
•The apprentice will pay no tuition fees. If a business pays the Apprenticeship Levy, the apprentice's tuition fees are paid from its Digital Account.
•If a business does not pay the Apprenticeship Levy,
the apprentice's tuition fees will be joint-funded by the business and the Education & Skills Funding Agency.
•Additional professional accreditation charges may apply.
•The apprentice is eligible for employee benefits.
•The apprentice is not eligible for a student loan.
Degree Apprenticeships
Unlike our traditional programmes, apprentices apply
directly to an employer for a Degree Apprenticeship.
They are employed in a full-time role while studying in
partnership with the University of Chichester.

Apprenticeship standard

Manufacturing engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)


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