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Production & Manufacturing Apprentice AEROMET INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

The applicant will be required to learn all the roles in the factory, obtain working understanding of all plant and equipment and customer acceptance standards. The objective is to build a flexible production operative with a knowledge of lean principle and problem-solving techniques.

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Closing date: 04 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,442.03

    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 Thursday 07:30-16:00 Friday 07:30-13:15

    Total hours per week: 37.75

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000072660

  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful applicant will learn to fulfil all the production roles within the factory.  This includes foundry specific tasks like:

  • Manufacturing – Sand moulds, core making, assembling, casting and planning
  • Quality – Metrology, first off inspection, in line inspection and casting inspection
  • Engineering – Design tooling for manufacture, metallurgy and project Management

The role will also include more general tasks within the foundry:

  • Shot blasting
  • Fettling
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Heat Treatment
  • Straightening
  • Tensile testing
  • Machining and inspecting

The applicant will be expected to learn and carry out all these tasks to a high standard, learn lean principles and disciplined improvement techniques to add value, support the operations manager and long term become part of the management team of the Company. The functional part of the job will include a large element of manual handling and practical work.

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

This Apprenticeship Standard is delivered within the workplace, where the Apprentice will complete a level 2 lean manufacturing operative competency and knowledge qualification. IPS will support and train the learner through the component aims with monthly monitoring and assessment visits to the workplace. This will prepare the learner for the End Point Assessment that is required for this Apprenticeship.

To complete this Apprenticeship, the learner must pass Level 1 English and maths (or have the appropriate transferable skills) and be working towards Level 2.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Being a part of the shop floor management team, running a department or even a part of the business. Aeromet has a rich history of supporting and promoting apprentices.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Coordination, Punctual, Time management, Hardworking, Willing to learn, Enthusiastic

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English, Mathematics and Science (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

Enrolment onto your apprenticeship programme is subject to prior attainment checks, and your Personal Learning Record will be reviewed upon successful appointment. We are also obligated to follow the guidelines around eligibility, set out by the government apprenticeship funding rules.

About the employer

Aeromet are a leading supplier of high strength, light alloy components to the global aerospace industry. Our customers include some of the most pre-eminent names in aerospace, including Airbus, Boeing and Rolls Royce.

Employer

AEROMET INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Address

Eurolink Way

Sittingbourne

Kent

ME10 3RN

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Training

Training provider

IPS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Contact

Samantha Townsend

samtownsend@ips-international.com

07495437129

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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