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Apprentice Fabricator Welder / Fitter SLUDGE TEK LTD

Sludge TEK Ltd is a long established, successful specialist rental company based in Andover. Designing, manufacturing, and installing purpose made separation equipment to utility, manufacturing and processing companies throughout the UK. We are currently recruiting an apprentice fabricator/welder/fitter to join the company.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,520.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:00 – 16:30 This will include day release to Sparsholt College

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000085606

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a rewarding role offering long term career development and prospects. The successful candidate will be organised, diligent and able to confidently work under pressure. Exceptional communication skills are vital.

An interest in working in a mechanical engineering environment is essential; welding, cutting, and fitting will be required as part of the part of the apprenticeship. You will join our apprenticeship programme, working alongside and supervised by time served tradesmen where you will study and learn while you are working as an apprentice. We are looking for someone with great hand-eye coordination, and an ability to follow engineering instructions accurately in a variety of engineering disciplines.

As an apprentice fabricator/welder/fitter, your daily duties will be based on learning the following:

  • Welding
  • Cutting 
  • Forming
  • Fabrication
  • Machining of components
  • Stock control of consumables
  • Technical drawing of assemblies
  • Dismantling, cleaning and inspecting of assemblies
  • Assembly work - assembly fitting

Further learning will be required which may include in-house or external training such as Forklift/IPAF/Overhead Crane Training etc.

Personal qualities

  • Be a highly motivated individual with initiative, self-confidence, with the drive and ability to work under their own direction or within a team of professionals, as although a mentor is provided, apprentices are expected to be self-motivated where appropriate
  • Punctual and Reliable and able to focus on the requirements of the role
  • Demonstrate the ability to work calmly under pressure and to agreed deadlines
  • To have a positive “can do” attitude and approach to work
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage the required workload
  • Good communication skills

Skills required

  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to follow clearly given instructions
  • Will need to liaise and interact with a wide range of people including with other team colleagues, other trades people and occasionally with clients, so good communication skills are an essential, as are being professional in outlook and behaviour.
  • An eagerness to learn and ask questions.
  • Ability to reflect on own personal performance and learn from all experiences and as a result learn when you can use your own initiative.

 

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

  • You will attend Sparsholt on a day release basis starting in October.
  • L3 Advanced Metal Fabrication Standard.
  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of apprenticeship you may be offered permanent position within the company.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, an interest in learning, able to follow instructions, Professional behaviour

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
Other Driving Licence (Grade Full) Desired

Things to consider

This is a physically demanding role so a good level of fitness will be required

About the employer

Sludge TEK Ltd is a long established, successful specialist rental company based in Andover. Designing, manufacturing, and installing purpose made separation equipment to utility, manufacturing and processing companies throughout the UK.

Employer

SLUDGE TEK LTD

Address

West Portway Industrial Estate

SP10 3TS

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Training

Training provider

SPARSHOLT COLLEGE

Contact

Karen

karen.jackson@sparsholtservices.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)


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