Survival Equipment Sewing Machinist Apprentice SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT SERVICES LTD
This is an exciting opportunity where you will be working within a small friendly team learning all the skills needed to make the specialised survival products the company manufactures. Each day is different, and you will learn all the skills associated with each product. Duties will include operating cutting machines, reading drawings and technical manuals, plus much more.
Closing date: 30 Jan 2024
Performance reviews carried out regularly
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 38
Possible start date
28 Feb 2024
16 May 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Job description and main duties:
- Operate several types of industrial sewing machines
- Operate cutting machines
- Identify various fabrics and webbings
- Read drawings and technical manuals
- Manufacture various survival products
- Adhere to all H&S requirements
Working as a team and individually as part of a skilled Survival Equipment team, the apprentice machinist will be responsible for sewing of parachutes, harnesses and all other related fabric components connected to survival, by working to drawings, technical manuals and following set procedures.
Once trained and fully competent you will be actively involved with and responsible for the full process from cutting set patterns from raw materials right through to the correct packing and labelling of products.
You will generally work on small precision batches of products and so the work will be quite varied.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
All training will take place within the workplace with a dedicated Assessor visiting on a regular basis to carry out reviews, observations and set coursework targets.
You will work towards the Level 2 Sewing Machinist Standard, and this may also include maths and English Functional skills (though this is dependent on your GCSE grades or equivalent and could be exempt).
You will have an e-portfolio for submitting your work and you must log your Off the Job Training on a daily basis.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- Long-term employment for the right candidate
- Opportunities for progression within the company
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
BRIDGWATER AND TAUNTON COLLEGE
Level 2 (GCSE)
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