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We are Quarry Manufacturing & Supplies Ltd (QMS), a local company in Coalville and we have a fantastic new opportunity for an Engineer Apprentice to join our team! In this role, you will be trained in fabricating and welding metal as part of the quarrying industry.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday. 8am – 4.30pm (includes 1x30 min unpaid lunch break & 2x15 min paid tea breaks) 25 days annual leave per annum plus 8 statutory days (pro rata for part time).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    10 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

  • Read, understand and follow engineering drawings
  • Work to engineering tolerances
  • Use various hand and power tools (grinders, cutting torches, hand files, hammer)
  • Inspect and test cuts and joins, through the use of a variety of measuring equipment, micrometers etc
  • Welding of raw steel components using MMA & MIG
  • Cutting of raw steel using various techniques such as oxy-acetylene, plasma and traditional saws
  • Cross trained in the use of a Press Brake Machine and Spray Painting

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?


  • L3 Apprenticeships Standard in Metal Fabricator
  • L3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

Delivery Method:

Currently delivered one day per week (Term Time Only) at Loughborough College. Subject to change.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Welder / Fabricator / Press Brake Operator.  QMS has had much success in the recruitment and retention of apprentices across the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College has the right to close this vacancy before the end date.

About the employer

QMS is a manufacturer of aftermarket crusher, spares, wears and bespoke crushing, screening and processing plant, supplying premium service to the quarry, mining, recycling and demolition industries.




Maple Court

Walker Road


LE67 1TU

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Training provider



Hayley Cousins

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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