Apprentice Brake Press Operator DACON FABRICATIONS LTD

An Apprentice Brake Press Operator (level 2) is required. The apprentice will work with skilled operators on the shop floor and learn to program, set and process material through CNC Press Brake using engineering drawings, engineering and manufacturing information, customer drawings and works instructions/specifications.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7.00 am - 3.30pm, Friday 7.00 am - 1.00 pm.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The press break apprentice will work with skilled operatives. They will learn how to read drawings, select steel and prepare materials. They will be trained in how to use specialist tools and equipment in the workshop.


  • Operate the CNC Press Brake to manufacture components from sheet metal using preprepared programs
  • Program and set up the CNC Press Brake and process material through CNC Press Brake using engineering drawings, engineering and manufacturing information, customer drawings, and works instructions/specifications
  • To self-check and be accountable for own quality of work using measure and alignment equipment
  • To assist colleagues in the manual handling of jobs within the factory when requested
  • Responsible for accurate time and job costing recording using computerised terminals
  • Responsible for the safe storage of Press Brake machine tools
  • Responsible for housekeeping in immediate vicinity within the machine shop
  • Assist the CNC Turret Press operator where applicable and when appropriately trained and qualified

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

Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Plus End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time position upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 3 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 or above) Essential

About the employer

Dacon Fabrications Limited has established an enviable reputation for delivering bespoke engineering solutions to a wide variety of national and global clients. As a long established business with a highly skilled team, we have built lasting partnerships with many clients that span decades, delivering engineering excellence.







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Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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