Apprentice Brake Press Setter / Operator UNITECH ENGINEERING LTD

This role is responsible for operating a variety of brake press machines including Amada and Edwards Pearson. Duties will include adjusting and loading tools to perform correct folds and bends to produce a variety of aluminium and stainless-steel components, reading engineering drawings, and maintaining equipment.

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Closing date: 06 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Please note the above wage is the starting minimum. The company are paying the NMW for age of candidate.

  • Working week

    7.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, 7.00am to 1.00pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Operating a variety of brake press machines, including Amada and Edwards Pearson
  • Adjust and load tools as required to perform correct folds and bends to produce a variety of aluminium and stainless-steel components
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Maintain and ensure equipment is safe, clean and in good working order
  • Ensure work areas are kept clean and tidy, adhering to Health and Safety procedures and policies at all times
  • Assist with any other tasks as required in line with business needs and as required within your skill set and experience

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

  • NVQ Level 2 in Engineering Operations
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if needed)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

1 day per week at In-Comm Training Services, Aldridge, WS9 8UG, and 4 days at the company. Please ensure you are able to travel to both sites.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position after successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Punctual, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

Unitech is a leading supplier of high - quality stainless steel and aluminium equipment to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other hygiene conscious industries. Operating from their 75,000 square feet production facility in the heart of the West Midlands, they offer a range of 'off the shelf' products as well as bespoke fabrications. They also have, through their experience, the expertise to offer full turnkey projects with many impressive references both in the UK and worldwide. In more recent years the Unitech Group has grown substantially and still continues to grow. Whatever your needs, contact them today as they are sure to have an answer to your procurement needs.




Unitech House

Prospect Road



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Training provider



Sue Fisher

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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