Engineering Apprenticeship AMADA UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED

Excellent opportunity to work in a fast paced and expanding Global company. Recently awarded 'Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year.' Amada produces world-class machinery and it’s no surprise that we look for the best staff to build a career with us. Committed to your training throughout your career, you’ll grow with a dynamic company.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    Competitive

    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Above National Min Wage for Apprentices. Annual bonus, Performance bonus.

  • Working week

    Monday- Friday 08:30- 17:00 including 1 hour unpaid lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000224188

  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Year 1- Training Centre

Hands on experience and Training in Engineering at WGTA – 4 days per week

Years 2, 3 and 4- In Company 4 days on the job training consist of:

  • Year 2- Rotation around minimum of 3 Engineering departments to gain a basic understanding of engineering and to determine  the apprentice’s skills. Duties will include but not limited to: stripping down and refurbishing laser, pressbrake and punch machinery; developing time studies; assisting with training of customers on our machine software.
  • Year 3 and 4 – Final placement to expand knowledge and develop portfolio work. Depending on skills and the business need this will either be the mechatronics or technical support pathway. Focus in both these pathways  will involve more customer facing duties including site visitors with mentor engineers. We  believe that “on the job “ training is key to developing staff
  • Further Education

Years 1 and 2 EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Years 3  and 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) Engineering

The training you will be getting

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA,   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 Technician Mechatronics or Technical Support 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.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Excellent prospects and progression including the possibilities of training and overseas travel.

Year 1

Training at Worcester Training Group Training Association recently awarded “outstanding” by OFSTED.

Years 2/3/4 -  Experience of the full range of AMADA engineering activities:

Refurbishment of pre-owned machines, Maintenance and Service, Machine Sales Consultancy and Software demonstrations to customers.       

Our Apprentices are highly valued members of our team; making  a genuine contribution to AMADA’s business success. We firmly believe in developing our talent of the future from within Amada.

*****  Fully funded education to HNC in Engineering*****

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Practical Aptitude, Strong work ethic, Flexible attitude, Enthusiasm and self-motivated

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 5-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent science (Grade 4-9) Desired

About the employer

Amada Group is an international market leading manufacturer, providing a complete solution of machines, tools, software, service, parts and finance for our customers. Amada UK, based in Kidderminster has in excess of 15 years experience of employing apprentices

Employer

AMADA UNITED KINGDOM LIMITED

Address

Spennells Valley Road Kidderminster

Worcestershire

DY10 1XS

Contact

Wendy White

wendy.white@amada.co.uk

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Training

Training provider

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:

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

Contact

Emily Jackson

emily.jackson@hwgta.org

01905 330732

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


Employer's Application Instructions

Please send your CV and covering email to wendy.white@amada.co.uk

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024