Engineering Operative Apprentice REDDIFAST STEELS LTD

Apprentice required to operate a steel slitting machine to support the manufacture of barriers & bollards.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday - with 30 minutes for lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working with an experienced and skilled slitting machine operator.
  • Operate a sllitting machine, which cuts a coiled flat sheet of steel to various widths.
  • Learn about metallurgy and coatings and support the manufacture of barriers & bollards.

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

  • Engineering Operative level 2.
  • The college will be In-Comm Training Services in Walsall, WS9 8UG.  Please ensure you can travel to this address, as well as to the company premises.
  • The training will be 1 day per week, for 15 months.

Whilst at college, you will cover units in:

  • Engineering Environmental Awareness.
  • Engineering Techniques.
  • Engineering Maths and Science Principles.
  • Engineering Material Processes.
  • Complying with Statutory Regulations & Organisation Safety requirements.
  • Working efficiently & effectively in advanced manufacturing & engineering.
  • Using & interpreting engineering data & documentation.
  • Conduct Business Improvement Techniques.
  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting techniques.
  • Preparing & using lathes for Turning operations.
  • Preparing & using Milling machines.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is an opportunity to learn a skill which is in demand and quite unique. You will also learn about metals and coatings and operate a variety of machinery in a full time role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Established in 1999 and operating from headquarters in the West Midlands, we control sales, distribution and logistics throughout the UK and around the world, with a reputation for excellence in the precision coil slitting and the steel processing sector. We are one of the UK’s leading steel stockists. We stock and process all specifications and grades of spring steel and stainless steel, in slit strips or lengths. We offer superior quality, fast turnaround, reliability and highly competitive pricing. With state-of-the-art machinery, a new sales and CRM software system to streamline operations across our wide range of products and services, and a committed team of professionals, we can meet all customer requirements.







B64 7BG

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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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