Apprentice UPVC Fabricator Direct Window Supplies Ltd

An unique opportunity for an Apprentice UPVC Fabricator to train and work in the field of manufacturing engineering for Direct Window Supplies Ltd in Swindon.

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an exciting opportunity to learn and become accomplished as a Manufacturer of Windows, Doors, Bi-Fold Doors, Patio Doors in UPVC, Aluminium and Ali/UPVC Cross Mix. On a daily basis you will be using:


  • Machining Centres
  • Plastic Welding Machines
  • NC Machining Centres 
  • NC Sawing Centres
  • Other associated machines
  • Carrying out manual assembly work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Have a desire to undertake manual work and to work independently of others when required.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Good Time Keeper
  • Wants to work within a small team of 16 personnel
  • Adaptable with a work ethic and a respect for a tidy workplace.

Qualifications required

GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade D or above in English and Maths.

For exams taken 2017 onwards you will need GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade 3 or above in English and Maths.

Future prospects

Opportunity to become fully qualified within this profession.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

About the employer

Direct Window Supplies Ltd was established in 1994, we started out as a small trade counter buying uPVC frames in from bigger suppliers and selling them on to the trade and DIY. We operated from a small unit on Kiln Lane, the same road we still operate from today, just on a much bigger scale! 

In 1996 the decision was made to stop buying frames in and we purchased a 20,000 square foot industrial premises to help with our targeted growth plans. A state of the art manufacturing facility was installed which has been continuously upgraded to keep pace with this fast moving industry. 

Since then we have grown organically year on year into the multi-million pound turnover company we are today. We are purely a manufacturer, we don’t install any of our own products so we aren’t competing with you for business like some other manufactures are.


Direct Window Supplies Ltd


Kiln Lane



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Training provider

  • NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support (QCF) (Level 2)
  • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering (QCF)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) 
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)


If required you may also complete:


  • Functional Skills in English (Level 1) 
  • Functional Skills in Maths (Level 1) 
  • Functional Skills in ICT (Level 1)

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Swindon College


Apprenticeship Team 01793 498208

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017