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Level 3 Electrical Engineering Apprentice Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd

As one of the largest employers in Bridgnorth, we pride ourselves on being employer of choice for our long-standing Apprenticeship Scheme. Since adopting the scheme, we have to date recruited 25% of the maintenance-engineering apprentices and 54% of the electrical Apprentices. They have all gone on to enjoy a fulfilling career with us.

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

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Closing date: 25 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00. During the first year, the successful candidate will attend college on a full-time basis and the hours will reflect the needs of the course, normally (9am – 5pm Monday to Friday).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001821612

  • Positions

    1 available

As one of the largest employers in the Bridgnorth community, we pride ourselves on being an employer of choice for our long-standing Apprenticeship Scheme. Since adopting the scheme across our business, we have to date recruited 25% of the maintenance-engineering apprentices and 54% of the electrical Apprentices.

They have all gone on to enjoy a fulfilling career with Bridgnorth Aluminium. We are keen to continue our investment to the Scheme by committing to recruit enthusiastic, driven individuals who want to become the next qualified engineer from this exciting opportunity.

The apprenticeship will follow a structured programme outlined in a Modern Apprenticeship Agreement and will take up to 4 years to complete.

During the first year, you will attend a local college to commence your basic course. For subsequent years, you will attend college on a day release basis to complete the relevant qualifications while also gaining skills and experience onsite within the company.

Your roles and responsibilities will be set once you start with us in house, coinciding with your chosen pathway of either Mechanical or Electrical engineering.

Apprentices are entitled to claim up to £5 per day on production of receipts against travel expenses incurred travelling to and from college during their first year.

We will provide a competitive basic salary in line with the apprenticeship pay scale, along with other specific company benefits.

Duties will include:

  • Understanding of general engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by engineering technicians
  • Understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the sector
  • Understanding the typical problems that may arise within their normal work activities/environment
  • Understanding approved diagnostic methods and techniques used to help solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
  • Working safely at all times, complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
    planning and where applicable obtaining all the resources required to undertake the work activity
  • Undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment

Our Mission:

We are searching for the Engineers of Tomorrow to join the BAL Academy!

Our Academy Offer to you:

  • A Funded Structured 4-year programme

First year – attending college full time

Subsequent years – one day a week on site gaining practical skills

  • A Dedicated Mentor
  • Further Training including “Working in Manufacturing”
  • Full Site Tour and Inductions
  • Generous Benefits and Well-being Support
  • An Attractive Salary in line with the Apprenticeship Pay Scale
  • The opportunity to join the only Aluminium Manufacturing Plant in the UK

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good people and problem-solving skills and teamwork ability are also an advantage.

Personal qualities

Manual dexterity, an interest in the technical side of repairing machinery.

Desired qualifications

We are looking for applicants who have already achieved or should be expecting to achieve a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades C/5 or above (or equivalent), subjects preferred to aid with training include maths, English and a subject relevant to the apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Upon completion of your qualifications, you will be considered for a suitable position within the relevant department within the company.

The company cannot guarantee that a position will be available, as this will be subject to the requirements of the business at the time when you complete your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

If you feel you have the right qualifications and commitment for our Modern Apprenticeship roles, then please do not hesitate to apply. Unfortunately, on this occasion we are not able to accept applications from candidates who require VISA sponsorship support to work in the UK.


About the employer

Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd has firmly established itself as a trusted supplier of rolled Aluminium products since 1933. Our knowledge and experience span many decades, evident in the work we do today to which we supply the Lithographic, Automotive and Foil Sectors of Industry.

We are a 74-acre site which is located; as the name implies, in the historic town of Bridgnorth and within a 25min commute from towns such as Telford, Shrewsbury, Kidderminster and Wolverhampton, 40mins from Birmingham, Worcester, Stafford and Redditch.

Proud to be a trusted supplier of Aluminium flat rolled products.

75 years of experience in rolling Aluminium.

We are a 74-acre site with an average of 420 people on site, our assets include a Casthouse, Rolling Mill, Litho Centres, Slitting Line and Finishing Lines.

We are based in the lovely area of Bridgnorth away from the traffic jams of a City Centre searching for the Future Engineers to join the BAL Academy.

Employer

Bridgnorth Aluminium Ltd

Address

Stourbridge Road

Bridgnorth

WV15 6AU

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Training

Training provider

Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Contact

Jules Rhodes 01743 260400 julesr@shrewsbury.ac.uk

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard.

Working towards gaining the skills, knowledge, and behaviours required to achieve the Engineering Technician standard.

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/engineering-technician-v1-1

All mandatory inductions including

  • Fire Safety
  • Health & Safety
  • HR
  • Environmental & Sustainability
  • Quality Assurance
  • Working in Manufacturing
  • Business Ethics

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for the apprenticeship vacancy, please send us an up-to-date copy of your CV. CVs can be emailed to recruitment@bridgnorthaluminium.co.uk Please state whether you would like to be considered for the Electrical or Mechanical Engineering pathway on your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Jul 2022