Initial training will involve the apprentice in Fabrication, Goods Inward and Material Handling, which provides an excellent foundation to build their future training. The apprentice will gain experience in welding and many other workshop activities.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm (30 minutes lunch).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Good Inwards:

  • This role involves measuring and identifying all materials that come into the factory
  • Reading drawings
  • Understanding purchase orders and their requirements
  • Liasing with the office on a regular basis

This is a very important role within the organisation and key element of our quality system.

Material Handling

  • This involves preparing material for manufacture
  • Identifying the variety and properties of the materials used in the manufacture of the large array of products made at our factory

General Training:

The apprentice will soon have hands on training in both mig and tig welding processes to assess the aptitude and fit for these roles.

  • Measuring
  • Cutting and processing material using a varied methods i.e. sawing, shearing, drilling

The apprentice will be involved in the assembly and wiring of navigational aids for offshore applications such as fog signals, light stations etc. Our drive is to create a multi-skilled, confident, capable member of our full time work force.

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

All apprentices undertaking this apprenticeship must achieve:

Mandatory qualifications: 

  • Diploma in engineering operations (skills).
  • Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge).
  • Apprentices without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must ensure that apprentices achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking the end-point assessment.
  • End Point Assessment (EPA).
  • Functional Skills if required.

College attendance is required one day per week at Dudley College Campus, Advance I, Priory Road, Dudley, DY1 4AD.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full-time position. Possible roles - coded welder, trained fabricator, autoCAD, etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Experience with tools, Good listener, Practical


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English Language (Grade D/3 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Do you have an eye for detail are you practically minded motivated individual. Do believe you have a future in engineering?

About the employer

The company has been trading since 1975, in that time has developed an enviable knowledge base, across many sectors including, offshore, water, food and leisure industries. The successful applicant will join a team of well trained staff and will quickly develop their own knowledge base. They will follow a proven training programme designed to gradually build an individuals understanding and skills in this sector. Many of the staff the apprentices will be working with have secured full time positions within the company as a result of our training programme. Indeed it is the aim of our training to develop the applicant into a part of our organisation for the future.







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Training provider



Julie Perks

01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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