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Apprentice Caliper Builder / Refurbisher TRANSAXLE LTD

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to work within a busy manufacturing environment at Transaxle Ltd, based in Walsall. The apprentice will train in all aspects of the remanufacturing of Commercial Vehicle brake calipers within the manufacturing and processing apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will play an important team role in the day to day planning, organisation and smooth running of the manufacturing environment, and train in all aspects of the processes associated with the manufacture of point of sale, marketing and promotional displays, in line with the company's standard operating procedures.

Duties will include:

  • Working in all departments of the process to get complete understanding of how commercial vehicle brake calipers are remanufactured to an 'as-new' condition
  • Using different tools to dismantle brake calipers to their component parts
  • Cleaning and refurbishing used parts
  • Drilling, filing and cleaning of parts following specialist processes
  • Assembly of individual part components for use in the complete remanufacturing process
  • Ensure all components meet exacting safety critical requirements in each process
  • Follow all stringent Health and Safety processes and ensure you comply with safety requirements

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

The qualification for this apprenticeship is Level 2 Engineering Operative, delivered over a period of 15 months.  You will attend In-Comm Training Services, in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, one day per week over this duration for off-the-job training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position with the company after successful completion of this apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Transaxle Limited is considered one of the leading, professional, quality suppliers of reconditioned commercial brake calipers and repair kits in the U.K. We are a family run business which has experienced vast growth and expanded from a small factory in central Birmingham to a larger factory/warehouse facility in Walsall, West Midlands, of 13,000sq.foot. We are five minutes from the M5 and M6 so our distribution is first class. This bigger facility has allowed the business to not only expand in size by hiring more skilled staff to add to the already experienced and trained staff, but also into new brake caliper and commercial component markets, both nationally and internationally.








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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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