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Ibstock - Level 3 Electrical Maintenance Engineering Apprenticeship IBSTOCK BRICK LIMITED

We are looking for one Electrical Apprentice, to work at one of our factories in the UK. The apprenticeship will last for about 4 years and combine both residential studies at MAKE UK in Birmingham and on-the job-learning with an experienced mentor at the factory. As an Electrical Apprentice, you will be supporting the Engineers with the maintenance of the plant and equipment within the factory and undertaking preventative maintenance tasks. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 3 qualification.

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

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,023.00

    The starting salary for this role is £19,023 per annum with annual pay increases upon successful completion of each year Additional Benefits Pension: up to 10% employer matched

  • Working week

    Yr 1 - Mon - Thurs 8am - 4.30pm, Fri 8am - 12.30pm. 36.5hrs Increased to 39 hrs from year 2 on a shift pattern

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000125458

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As well as training and qualifications, you will also be paid a competitive rate of pay and be eligible for benefits, including a defined contribution pension scheme. We will also support your continuing professional development after you have qualified.

As an Electrical Apprentice, you will be supporting the Engineers with the maintenance of the plant and equipment within the factory and undertaking preventative maintenance tasks.
• It is essential that you have a practical hands-on approach to completing these tasks, and you will need good organisational skills to enable you to manage the range of tasks competing for attention.
• At college you will be studying subjects to give you the appropriate knowledge and skills to carry out these tasks when back in company, such as Electronic Fault Finding, Features and Applications of Electrical Machines, and Principles and Operations of Three Phase Systems to name but a few.
• You will input information into a planned maintenance system, and you will support the collection and analysis of production data, so computer skills will be necessary.
• You will be responsible for familiarising yourself with Ibstock Policies and Procedures in your particular area, and to work within the Health and Safety parameters within the factory.

 

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

You will be staying in Birmingham all week during your first year, in a hotel, with the other apprentices.
Once your apprenticeship has finished you will be expected to work shifts including nights


Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us and Make UK, which are fully paid for, including: 
• Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) - Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full time
• Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 
• Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – BTEC Diploma or City & Guilds

During the first year you will attend Make UK Training School full time studying the BTEC Level 3 together with hands-on practical activities to complete your Level 2 Diploma. This first year will require you to stay in Birmingham during term time. (All travel and hotel costs are covered by Ibstock plc).
Once you have passed the Gateway Assessment you progress into your second year which is based at the factory with block release to Make UK to continue with your BTEC Level 3 Diploma.
During your third and fourth year you will be based in the factory putting your newly gained skills and knowledge into practice and completing your Level 3 Diploma.
The final year also includes your End-Point Assessment which once successfully completed leads to your new role within Ibstock plc as a qualified Electrical Engineer.

In addition you will also gain other industry relevant qualifications such as:

• 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
• LEEA Accredited Lifting and Slinging
• Siemens S7 Plc course

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful completion of the apprenticeship leads to your new role as a qualified engineer within Ibstock plc.
  • There is potential for the right candidates to move into a management or a technical role, fully supported by a Continuous Professional Development programme within Ibstock

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Self Motivated, Willing to Learn

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 / C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (or other relevant subject) (Grade 4 / C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4 / C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Product Design (Grade 4 / C) Desired

Things to consider

You will be staying in Birmingham all week during your first year, in a hotel, with the other apprentices. Once your apprenticeship has finished you will be expected to work shifts including nights

About the employer

Ibstock plc is a market leading manufacturer and partner of choice for innovative clay and concrete building products, building the face of Britain for over 200 years. We’re no ordinary manufacturing business. Through our principal products of clay bricks, brick components, concrete roof tiles, concrete stone masonry substitutes, concrete fencing, pre-stressed concrete products and concrete rail products, we’re committed to providing new solutions to today’s social and environmental challenges for the new build housing and domestic repair, maintenance, improvement markets (RMI) and infrastructure.

Employer

IBSTOCK BRICK LIMITED

Address

Leicester Road

Ibstock

Leicestershire

LE67 6HS

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Training

Training provider

EEF LIMITED

Contact

Make UK Recruitment Team

asrecruitment@makeuk.org

+441213447900

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, please follow the link.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Feb 2023