Engineering Operative Apprentice SAMUEL WILKES (ENGINEERING) LTD

An excellent opportunity has become available to become part of our Team at Samuel Wilkes based in Walsall

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    08:00-16:00 Monday-Friday

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Shape the materials using the appropriate methods and techniques
  • Join the materials using the appropriate methods and techniques
  • Produce components which meet the specification requirements
  • Carryout quality checks during and after the fabrication activities

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

  • Engineering Operative Level 2
  • Functional Skills if required
  • Relevant workplace training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible full time role to the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, IT skills, Presentation skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

How will you travel to work? One day per week at PTP training Centre in Walsall.

About the employer

Samuel Wilkes started the Wilkes family business Bloxwich in the mid-1800's as locksmiths and door furniture manufactures. Samuel Wilkes and Sons Ltd. grew and by the 1950's traded as manufacturers of locks and body fittings for railway carriages and motor vehicles. Today Wilkes Engineering design and manufacture locks and hinges for railway vehciles worldwide.




P.O Box 1

Newfield Close



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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