Engineering Apprentice Plater - Product Design Apprenticeship Spiro -Gills Thermal Products

Spiro-Gills is a fast-growing company, based in Stafford. They are looking to recruit a engineering plater apprentice through the Engineering Technician Level 3 Product Design pathway. Please see full job description.

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday- Thursday 8.00am-4.30pm Friday 8.00am - 1.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 May 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn and practice all elements of health & safety across the company
  • Read, work to and understand engineering drawings once trained
  • Safely operate various machines that they would be responsible for
  • Learn basic welding techniques to enable apprentices to use tack up techniques
  • Oxy acetylene cutting
  • Forming
  • Rolling
  • Drilling
  • Build a steel fabrication from engineering drawings
  • Work to deadlines
  • Practice and operate machinery safely

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • The successful candidate will be required to attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, Walsall) 2.5 days per week for the first two years as part of the training.

Training at college will include the following:

  • Complying with statutory regulations & organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement techniques (covered in induction)
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Preparing & using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing & using milling machines
  • General welding applications
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Assembling & testing fluid power systems
  • Wiring and testing electrical equipment circuits
  • Maintaining electrical equipment & systems
  • Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Further training will be offered to the correct candidate, once this qualification has been achieved.

Goal setting and a transparent career pathway will be discussed and adhered to.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Engineering interest, Keen to learn, Desire to progress


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

About the employer

Spiro-Gills Thermal Products Ltd have been designing and manufacturing heat exchangers, process, and engine coolers and finned tube since 1946. Now, as a proud member of the DMI Group of companies, we continue production from our site in Stafford. During the course of the last 75 years, we have gained a knowledge and expertise in our field that is unparalleled and respected in our industry. We are able to design, fabricate and supply all major process cooling components, including finned heat exchanger tubes in either welded or applied fin tube form, and headers, plenum chambers, fan rings, bundle frames & structure. We also offer customers heat exchanger repair and re-tubing facilities undertaken to meet customers shutdown periods, typically a 10-day turnaround. Spiro-Gills offer a spares and replacement parts service for all types of air cooler, heat exchanger, and fin fan cooler. We endeavour to always exceed our customer’s expectations. With over 75 years' experience of manufacturing welded and applied fin tube and heat exchangers, your first call should be Spiro-Gills. Our mission is to exceed customer expectations - and we are dedicated to achieving this through ongoing review of process and systems. Our reputation is built on close working relationships with clients across the world, understanding their specific requirements and ensuring that we never disappoint. It is a reputation of which we are proud and one which we aim to build upon as our networks expand.


Spiro -Gills Thermal Products


Spiro-Gills Thermal Products

St. Alban's Road


ST16 3DR

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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