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Weldrite - level 3 - Technical Engineering Apprentice (CAD CAM) Weldrite Fabrications

Weldrite makes a wide range of metal stillages and cages and is looking for a Technical Apprentice. The role uses CAD to prepare customer designs for production. There will also be an active role operating our CNC plasma cutter including using CAM to load cutting dimensions onto machine, as well as loading and unloading sheet metal and grinding.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

  • Working week

    Yr 1 - Mon - Thur 8am - 4.30pm, Fri 8am - 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 36.50

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001832332

  • Positions

    1 available

Weldrite (Midlands) Ltd is a small Company producing metal stillages and cages for the storage and transportation of goods. The main operation is welding metal parts together to assemble a wide variety of cages of different sizes. The materials used are mainly metal tubing, sheet metal and metal mesh. We are a progressive company continuing to invest in up to date equipment and in improving the skills of our employees. We are proud of the high level quality of our products and delivery time given to our customers. The equipment used in production areas include: MIG Welders, hand grinders, various metal cutting machines, pedestal drills, Fork Lift Trucks, enclosed paint spray booth, and the Plasma Cutter. The The current system used for CAD/CAM is Autocad LT but will soon be investing in a 3D system called Solidworks. The Company manufactures a wide range of metal stillages and cages and is looking to recruit a Technical Apprentice. The role uses Computer Aided Design technology to prepare customer designs in preparation for production. There will also be an active role helping to operate our CNC plasma cutter including using CAM to load cutting dimensions onto machine, as well as loading and unloading sheet metal, grinding and cleaning operations. You will be highly trained to work in the world of manufacturing. The initial training will be broad based and could lead to a first appointment as a Technician The main operators are MIG welders and they are supported by material handling personnel who prepare the parts. • The material preparation include use of cutting machines, hand grinders, pedestal drillers. • The apprentice will become familiar with all these operations whilst on site. • They will also be assisting in the operation of the Plasma Cutter which cuts out metal shapes. The design drawing is loaded into system and converts the information into a a programme file (Computer Aided Manufacturing) which tells the machine what shape and dimensions to cut. • The loading and unloading of the sheet metal onto the cutting bed. • The use of a hand grinder to smooth edges • Getting an understanding of the products and production of drawings (CAD)


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An appreciation of general engineering, however no expert knowledge is required.

Personal qualities

  • Willing to work hard and show interest in their duties.
  • Get to work regularly and on time.
  • A good attitude to working with and taking instruction from management and colleagues
  • Willingness to learn and put in the appropriate effort to gaining their qualification and learning about the business.

Desired qualifications

  • 3 GCSEs at 4 / C or above, or equivalent, in maths, English language and preferably a science or engineering based subject.

Future prospects

  • The plasma cutting role may expand to a more supervisory position as the workload increases and therefore include NVQ level 4 qualification, and also future advancement to HNC. The company plans to expand into other complementary products and therefore opportunities could be available within the other group companies.

About the employer

We specialise in the production welding of metal pallets & stillages, stainless steel & aluminium welding providing a quality welding service to clients throughout the United Kingdom. We are able to provide a fast and efficient assembly and delivery service to all our customers across the country. The business is able to offer top quality welding, including design steel work to consumer requirements. Quality, Efficiency and Price are the core of Weldrite business philosophy, and are applied on a day to day basis to all customers, aiming to ensure complete customer satisfaction. For example for a number of years we have supplied a huge national corporation known as City Link to meet their demands and needs that were expected and to compile with the 3 principals stated above to accomplish with their future growth expansion.

Employer

Weldrite Fabrications

Address

Unit 3 The Works

Perry Street

Bliston

Wolverhampton

WV14 8RP

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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 programme 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

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

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022