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Control Panel Manufacturing Apprentice IRIS BHC LTD

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Engineering Fitter based in Darwen, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am to 16:30pm. Overtime available on weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000071993

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice you will be trained in all functions within engineering fitting as well as completing a 3 year apprenticeship involving on the job learning via a recognised training provider.

This occupation is found in manufacturing and process sectors.
The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification. For example, turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms. Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias or operate across multiple disciplines depending on the type of assembly. To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings/specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification. Fitters are required to check their work against quality standards and make adjustments as required based on their knowledge. On completion of the task a fitter will hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking equipment meets the standards required to operate. They may be based in a workshop or clients premises - this may include hazardous environments.
In their daily work, an employee in this occupation typically interacts with line managers/supervisors; depending on the size of the employer and nature of the work they may work as part of a team of fitters or independently. They may interact with personnel in other functions for example installation and maintenance engineers, health & safety and quality assurance personnel, as well as internal or external customers.
An employee in this occupation will be responsible for completion of their work to the required specification and deadlines, in line with quality, health & safety and environmental regulations and requirements, with minimum supervision.

# Some Duties may include:

* To maintain a clean & tidy work environment
* To measure and mark backplates in preparation for drilling and manufacture
* To drill cut and place components on control panel backplates
* To wire control panels to electrical drawings

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

* Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma.

*  Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

* Functional Skills, Level 2 in Mathematics, English, ICT, working with others and improving your own learning. Functional Skills requirements is subject to the successful applicants GCSE results. Grade A-C and within 5 years old means the apprentice will be relaxed from completing functional skills. Certification evidence will need to be provided.

* Employer Rights & Responsibilities.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Apprentices will develop a solid electrical understanding. With the ability to further develop their career by undertaking site work. And develop their skills in testing and CAD.
They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, A technical mind, Interest in engineering, Strong work ethic, Motivated and Committed, Good timekeeping, Innovative

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

In commercial, industrial and office environments, nothing is more important than control. As leading North West manufacturers of control panels, we give you that control from the moment that you initiate contact until long after we've finished your project. We are based in Darwen, Lancashire.

Employer

IRIS BHC LTD

Address

UNIT 5

RINUS BUSINESS PARK

GRIMSHAW STREET

BB3 2QX

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Contact

Grace Gardner

grace.gardener@t2000.co.uk

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)


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