Your main role is to familiarise all aspects of Production Engineering. We are a global automotive and aerospace manufacturer. Due to continued growth we require apprentices within the Production Engineering Department. You will be liaising with other Production engineers, production operatives, maintenance and management to maximise productivity.
Closing date: 19 Aug 2022
Total hours per week: 38
Possible start date
05 Sep 2022
15 Jun 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Your main role is to familiarise all aspects of Production Engineering with
· H&S Improvement projects on the shop floor.
· Provide engineering solutions to internal and Customer quality concerns.
· Monitor and analyse current manufacturing methods to create improvements including: Cycle time reduction / Yield improvements (scrap reduction) / Process changes to prevent quality concerns.
· Engage in creative problem solving to address operational issues.
· Participate in factory layout changes to facilitate capacity increase or operational improvements.
· Continuous Improvements projects, using available tool and techniques to reduce waste.
· Work closely with Maintenance to reduce breakdowns and improve machinery utilisation.
· Familiarise with all aspects of clamp manufacture, including sub components.
· Familiarise with processes and procedures associated with manufacturing in an IATF accredited facility.
· Support the creation and maintenance of tooling, process, and fixture databases.
· Support OCS processes.
Environmental, Health and Safety responsibilities:
· Comply with Health & Safety policy and standards.
· Take personal accountability for your own safety at work.
· Take reasonable care for your colleagues’ health and safety.
· Identify and report hazards, incidents and accidents.
· Keep work areas clean and tidy.
· Use all equipment in a safe manner, observing the duty not to misuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Apprentices are often engaged in a wide variety of technical activities from;
· Machining components using conventional and/or CNC machine tools.
· Checking the quality of the finished part.
· Designing systems that support manufacturing operations.
· Introduction of new technologies.
· Supporting the marketing and sales of technical products.
· Maintaining a range of manufacturing equipment and tools.
The first year of your training will be spent gaining the underpinning skills and knowledge required of an apprentice in the engineering sector. You will be undertaking practical workshop units learning about the processes and techniques used with a manufacturing company. These will include hand fitting and machining skills as well as developing a knowledge of CNC manufacture, and techniques used to improve processes within the workplace. Along with classroom based study covering health & safety and technical communication, the application of materials and using measurement tools.
You will also undertake academic study towards a level 3 Engineering Diploma and will cover the more technically challenging topics of advanced maths & science, mechanical/ electrical principles, engineering drawing and CAD design.
This first year will provide you with a good foundation of both manufacturing processes and knowledge. Attending Keighley College for 3 days per week. The remaining 2 days per week will be in company following an identified program of experiencing the various technical departments allowing you to develop/register your specific area of interest.
You will complete the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) in this 1st year.
The second year of your training will focus on completing the academic study program on a day release basis at Keighley College. You will also be following a more structured internal training program spending an extended period in a range of technical departments gaining the foundation skills and knowledge required to carry out the functions of that department. You will maintain a work based logbook and produce a portfolio of evidence to support the skills you have developed. During this year you will be then allocated to a specific role and department to complete your apprenticeship and work towards completing workplace skill units from a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Technical Support
You will complete the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) in this 2nd year.
The 3rd year of your apprenticeship will be based entirely in the workplace, supported by an assessor who will monitor your progress and skills development. You will be developing the focused skills and knowledge required to work in your identified technical department and job role. Whilst completing the logbook and portfolio as evidence of your competence and knowledge.
You will complete the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Technical Support:
Final 6 months
The final months will cover preparing for an end-point assessment. This is synoptic and takes place at the end of the apprentice’s learning and development (final six months). It will consist of a performance assessment in the workplace through a professional discussion – providing a logbook / portfolio of evidence. Knowledge/practical assessments and assignments. This will be undertaken by an External examination body and will be graded as either a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Potential full time job offer or progression onto a higher level apprenticeship upon completion. The group is always looking to expand & develop our apprentices in line with our Digital roadmap plans.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
LUMINATE EDUCATION GROUP
Level 3 (A level)
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