Truck body builder – Welding & Fabrication Apprentice BRITCOM INTERNATIONAL LTD
Working in our engineering department on the manufacture of truck bodies & trailers for retail customers and our own sales team. As well as attending the college on a day release basis, a full internal training programme will be followed to learn the whole range of skills to enable the candidate to become fully skilled in our profession.
Closing date: 30 Sep 2023
Total hours per week: 39.0
Possible start date
01 Oct 2023
07 Sep 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
- To attend college on a day release basis on an engineering & welding NVQ course
- To carry out conversions and fabrication duties in line with written and verbal instructions under supervision to standards set by Company management in order to pass the appropriate quality checks
- To carry out general workshop duties as and when required
- To work towards the required coding standard for welders
- To work in accordance with the ISO 9001 Quality Management System
- To operate machinery and equipment in accordance with legislative guidelines and adhere to all health and safety procedures
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Metal Fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship
- Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Level 3
What will I study?
This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Metal Fabricator and will include the following:
- Work safely at all times, comply with health & safety legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
- Check materials conform to the specified grades, dimensions and thicknesses identified on detailed engineering drawings
- Use the correct methods for the moving and handling resources and materials
- Set up, check and adjust the equipment for use in the safe and reliable fabrication of metal products or components and maintaining the equipment in a reliable and safe condition throughout
- Interpret technical drawings, patterns, templates and specifications to mark out, produce and assemble complex fabricated products to meet the required specification and quality requirements
- Use appropriate tools, equipment and techniques to shape and form (HOT or COLD) metal materials, demonstrating and applying knowledge of material properties and characteristics throughout
- Operate appropriate tools and equipment to join metal parts using a range of mechanical fasteners and fixing techniques
- Operate thermal joining equipment to join metal parts using a range of appropriate techniques to the standards required by the specifications for the fabrication activity being carried out
- You will also work towards the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and produce a portfolio of evidence on which the End Point Assessment (EPA) professional discussion will be based
Method of Delivery:
- A flexible model of delivery is available based on the employer’s needs and can include an optional Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
How will I be assessed?
Successful achievement of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship.
The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of:
- Practical observation - to assess the apprentice’s application of skills within the apprentice’s place of work or in a suitable environment away from the workplace (e.g., in a centre approved by the EPAO)
- Professional discussion - to holistically assess knowledge, skills and behaviours across the standard and will be informed by portfolio of evidence
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
This is a full-time role, and it would be expected that the apprentice would continue to learn all aspects of our trade allowing them to take on complex projects themselves and become a valued member of our team.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
Level 3 (A level)
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