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Engineering Operative Apprentice LABFAX LTD

Apprentice Technician is required to get a foundation of knowledge within the practical areas of the business to include maintenance, repair, and assembly of mechanical/nematic systems repaired at base. Record activity and report on a regular basis; use reporting to aid continuous improvement. May be required to travel abroad for work.

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Closing date: 20 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,754.68 to £19,266.00

    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 9am to 5pm (4pm finish on Thursday)

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Training in workshop practices, procedures, and health & safety
  • Understanding of assembly, repair, and maintenance of printers
  • Possible requirement to attend sites to assist with site installation and maintenance
  • Support customers in their use of software; develop and fault finding
  • Provide technical support for the sales and marketing of equipment In addition assisting in production
  • Fault finding and maintenance

Assembly Area:

  • Understanding of mechanical fitting, safety, and appreciation of electrical systems
  • Test procedures, spray painting
  • Working with electrical/technical drawings & material lists and quality control procedures

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

This is a 15 month apprenticeship resulting in a Level 2 Engineering Operative qualification. Training will include attending the training centre one day per week for the duration of the apprenticeship - this will be at In-Comm Training Telford. 

You will work to achieving the following:

  • Level 2 NVQ in Engineering Operations
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for permanent employment on completion of the apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Desired

About the employer

Labfax is the official UK distributor for Cab Gmbh supplying Cab label Printers and Cab label print & apply systems to a wide range of industries. Whether you are involved in basic desktop printing or fully automated label print and apply systems, Labfax has the perfect solution to your requirements. The Cab label printer range includes the entry-level EOS printer, the Cab SQUIX label printer for industrial use and other systems such as Cab XC range two colour GHS label printers and Cab XD4T double sided textile printer for wash care labels. Labfax also manufactures a variety of labels, including plain and pre-printed in up to six colours on a variety of substrates with a comprehensive range of thermal transfer ribbons. Along with label manufacture, Labfax also stocks a wide range of wash care labels and heat shrink consumables suitable for thermal transfer printing.








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Training provider



Leighanne Omisore


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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