Apprentice Sheet Metal Operative HEWINES ENGINEERING LTD

Working within our sheet metal department to become competent at setting and operating our 2 Amada laser cutters and 3 brake presses, cutting and bending a range of mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 1.30pm on Fridays.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

General day to day tasks will include:

  • Start up of lasers and brake presses
  • Handling sheet metal, operating, loading and unloading of lasers
  • Deburring sheet metal, as required
  • Setting and operating brake presses
  • General housekeeping of the sheet metal section

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

This is a Lean Manufacturing Level 2 apprenticeship, delivered over a period of 12 months. You will be required to attend one week's induction at the training provider (In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8UG) and the rest of the training will be assessor visits to you at the company site. Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Initially to become a competent laser and brake press setter operator.

We do have opportunities to move into programming and design.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 3 or above) Essential

About the employer

Based in West Bromwich we offer sub contract Laser Cutting, Bending and General Fabrication. We also specialise in the Design and Manufacture of Stainless Steel and Aluminum equipment to the Food Industry, including standard and bespoke Fabrications, Conveyors and Conveyor Systems.




Ridgacre Road

West Bromwich

B71 1BW

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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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