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Engineering Apprentice - Machining WILLIAM HUGHES LTD

Do you have enthusiasm, drive and a commitment to a future in Engineering? Apply today if you do! A mechanical interest for engineering must be reflected in your application, be it through repairs to cars/bikes etc., or a general interest in Engineering. After completing the Apprenticeship, you will achieve a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,168.00

    The pay rate is £6.00per hour working 39 hours per week.

  • Working week

    08.00 - 16.30 Monday - Thursday, 08.00 - 15.30 Friday Total hours per week: 39.00

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000056344

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

William Hughes specialises in the design and manufacture of custom-made springs, wire forms and assemblies. We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic & hardworking individual as an Engineering Apprentice.

We are looking for someone who enjoys both practical and academic work with an aptitude for, and an interest in, Engineering.

Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to spend time visiting each department to gain insight into all Engineering techniques used.

Main duties and areas of training will include:

  • CNC Milling machines
  • Surface grinders and various other equipment used in the Tool-room department
  • Wire forming and Spring manufacturing equipment
  • Inspection and quality checking

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

Training to be provided
 

Year 1:

An introduction to the industry as a student at Yeovil College, completing a Technical Certificate Level 2; here you will receive practical experience on machine skills (turning, milling and grinding) welding, assembly, testing, electronics and other aspects of engineering. When not attending college, you will be in the workplace gaining valuable practical experience.

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
Years 2 - 4:

Upon successful completion of Year 1, you will be working within a site based manufacturing team, learning WM Hughes processes and procedures. Each technician follows a training programme that is tailored for the individual and will have the support of an NVQ Assessor who will encourage your progression and act as a mentor.

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering- Machining (Development Competence)
Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
The training is designed to develop the skills needed for the designation career path and to provide opportunities to gather the evidence needed to satisfy the requirements of the NVQ Level 3 programme. One day per week will be spent at Yeovil College to complete the theoretical part of the programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The training is designed to develop the skills needed for the designation career path and to provide opportunities to gather the evidence needed to satisfy the requirements of the NVQ Level 3 programme. One day per week will be spent at Yeovil College to complete the theoretical part of the programme.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Multi Tasking

Qualifications

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

About the employer

William Hughes specialises in the design and manufacture of custom-made springs, wire forms and assemblies. For over two centuries, the company has been at the forefront of the UK wire industry. From humble beginnings in Drury Lane, London, the company is now a global supplier of components to the automotive, aerospace, medical and more industries with major manufacturing facilities both in the UK and Bulgaria. To survive in today's economy, having the ability to give customers what they need as quickly and cost effectively as possible, while maintaining the utmost level of quality, is key. William Hughes achieves this goal by substantial annual investment in the most advanced equipment, much of it CNC based, keeping pace with constant technological evolution, and by nurturing a long-term, skilled workforce capable of working to the most stringent quality standards.

Employer

WILLIAM HUGHES LTD

Address

Pinesway

Station Road Business Park, Station Road

Sturminster Newton

DT10 2RZ

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Training

Training provider

YEOVIL COLLEGE

Contact

Nikita Thomas

Nikita.Thomas@yeovil.ac.uk

01935845421

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


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