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Apprentice Materials Technician – Level 3 – Manchester - 2023 BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

You will participate in our Materials Technician Apprentice programme and work toward professional status. You will study for and be expected to pass Advanced (level 3) Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship. Typical duration for this apprenticeship is 2 years. Qualifications needed: 5 GCSE at A*-C/9-4 or equivalent, including maths and Science. You will be improving the performance of existing products, to eliminate faults with materials already in use.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,750.00

    Subject to experience

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5.00pm (TBC), 40 hours per week (TBC)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000120615

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working alongside other team members, testing the properties of construction materials including concrete, aggregates, and asphalt
  • Improving the performance of existing products, to eliminate faults with materials already in use
  • Helping bring materials testing in the 21st century using new technologies (e.g. Switching over to automated processes, new ergonomic equipment or even new recording and reporting systems)
  • Developing an understanding, knowledge and practical methods used to examine materials, including non-destructive testing (NDT)
  • Following testing methods to ensure safety and quality and to support the lab in maintaining its accreditation to operate
  • Travelling to and from sites, collecting materials to be tested

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

You will study for and be expected to pass Advanced (level 3) Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Our aim is for you to participate in our Materials Technician Apprentice development programme and work toward professional status. Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be able to develop your career further within Balfour Beatty.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including Maths, English or Sciences (Grade A* - C or 9 - 4) Essential

Things to consider

You will be able to solve problems and to pick up new ways of working quickly with minimum direction, working collaboratively as part of a team and independently. 5 GCSEs Maths, English or Sciences (GCSEs at grades C or above, or grade 4 or above) Ideally a full UK driving licence as you may be required to travel to sites Flexibility to work out of hours if needed

About the employer

Balfour Beatty is the UK’s largest construction and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better. We built the famous London Aquatic Centre and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure like schools and hospitals, major roads, rail and power networks. Each year we seek the best apprentices to come and join our ever changing business.

Employer

BALFOUR BEATTY PLC

Address

Hyde Rd

Mottram in Longdendale

Hyde

SK14 6NG

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Training

Training provider

TIRO TRAINING LTD

Apprenticeship standard

Laboratory technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023