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Swish Building Products - Level 3 - Extrusion Setter Apprentice Swish Building Products

To support the Process Technician and learn the skills required to become an experienced extrusion tool setter

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £258.92

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:00 - 17:00, and Friday, 08:00 - 15:30.

    Total hours per week: 38.50

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001820397

  • Positions

    2 available

Swish Building Products, Part of Epwin Group, is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of PVC windows, doors and fascia systems with some of the best-known manufacturing and service names in the sector. Group businesses also produce high quality cladding, guttering, decking and prefabricated GRP building components.

To support the Process Technician and learn the skills required to become an experienced extrusion tool setter.

Role responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out tasks as designated by the Process Technician
  • Learn how to conduct a safety audit and identify hazards in the production area
  • Learn the range of defects and the variety of solutions used to fix them
  • Liaise with Quality Department in respect of issues raised by customers
  • Support line audits and take the opportunity to make minor repairs
  • Support with building and stripping down dies & calibrators within production
  • To learn the how to strip, clean and rebuild dies
  • Support the testing of new extrusion tools and provide feedback to the toolroom
  • Learn how to safely use hand tools and machine tools safely for minor repairs within our toolroom
  • Make sure profile samples are correctly labelled to pass on information around the technical team

Mandatory responsibilities:

  • Adherence to all organisational policies, management systems and standard operational procedures, including legal responsibilities in relation to Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality
  • Work positively to develop and foster good working relationships with colleagues and contracted personnel in order to maintain a culture of mutual respect and dignity
  • Represent the organisation in a positive way as to avoid the damage of corporate image or bringing the company into disrepute
  • Promote and display the Epwin Core Values

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • High level of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Knowledge of how to use a PC to an operational level
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Clean, neat and tidy approach to work
  • Punctual and adaptable
  • Ability to work on own initiative or as part of a larger team.
  • Polite manner
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment.
  • Inventive approach to problem solving

Desired qualifications

3 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English Language.

Future prospects

To support the Process Technician and learn the skills required to become an experienced extrusion tool setter.

Things to consider

Please note that this 4-year mechatronic apprenticeship involves:

  • Year 1 you will be at Make UK Aston full time
  • Year 2 you will be attending Make UK 1 day per week and 4 days at Swish
  • Year 3 and 4 you will be based at Swish in Tamworth full time

About the employer

Swish Building Products, Part of Epwin Group, is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of PVC windows, doors and fascia systems with some of the best-known manufacturing and service names in the sector. Group businesses also produce high quality cladding, guttering, decking and prefabricated GRP building components.

Employer

Swish Building Products

Address

Pioneer House

Lichfield Road Ind Estate

Tamworth

B79 7TF

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Training

Training provider

EEF Apprentices and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by EEF LIMITED

Contact

Jenny Stevenson

This 4-year Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard will include:

  • Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
  • NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
  • A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
  • In-house training in line with your requirements.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022