Apprentice Mechanical or Electrical Fitter IMA SWIFTPACK LIMITED
IMA Swiftpack Ltd specialises in the Design and Manufacture of packaging machinery for the pharmaceutical industry. Its core machinery is electronic tablet counting equipment for tablets and capsules into bottles. We have an excellent opportunity for an Apprentice to join our manufacturing team based in Alcester as an apprentice fitter.
Closing date: 26 Apr 2024
1st Year Apprentice Minimum Wage + 10% (For all Ages) 2nd Year If Under 18 - Apprentice Minimum Wage + 10% If over 18 - National Minimum wage
Total hours per week: 39
Possible start date
02 Sep 2024
18 Jan 2024
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
Every day is different here at Swiftpack which gives great variety to the working week. The basic tasks you will need to master are:
- Reading engineering drawings
- Basic machining on a lathe and milling machine
- Assembly of complex machine parts.Assembly of pneumatic systems
- Ability to trace and report faults during assembly
- Understanding of design concepts
The training you will be getting
Formal training is delivered at HWGTA located in Worcester (WR4 9GN):
Duration approximately 40-45 months.
Year 1 includes 26-42 weeks off the job training to cover practical and theory aspects
Year 2 would include 1 day per week to complete EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge
Years 2, 3 & 4 will be based in company developing skills in preparation for the end point assessment to gain your Engineering Fitter Level 3 qualification.
You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment.
Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if needed.
There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.
This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:
- IET for Eng Tech
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
There are always options to progress within the company and if a vacancy should arise, we are pleased when we can offer jobs internally when possible. We have several employees who have progressed through the business during their employment.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
HEREFORDSHIRE AND WORCESTERSHIRE GROUP TRAINING ASSOCIATION LIMITED
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:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Level 3 (A level)
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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