Production Technician Apprentice PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED

Pilkington UK Limited has exciting opportunities for individuals who wish to begin a successful career as a Manufacturing Technician in a world-leading glass manufacturing business. You will be qualified up to Level 3 in Manufacturing with the possibility of progression to HNC Qualification and permanent employment.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,000.00

    Pay will be reviewed on an annual basis and will rise each year of the apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    You will attend Pilkington Site (WA9 5DZ) Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm with day release to Waterside Training Ltd (WA9 1TW) 8.45am - 4.30pm to complete your qualification. There may be shift work required in the final year of the apprenticeship.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000224319

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business which has a proven track record of developing apprentices who aspire to become team leaders and managers in the UK and around the world.

The apprenticeship programme will cover all aspects of our glass manufacturing processes, including time spent in the following areas:

* Hot End (raw materials, melting, forming, annealing)

* Cold End (cutting, snapping, stacking, glass transporting)

* Online Coatings (chemical vapour deposition, value added product range)

* Offline Coatings (value-added glass processing line)

Apprentices will gain knowledge of basic mechanical and electrical engineering principles, leadership skills, quality control, health and safety training, and exposure to non-operational functions (Planning, Finance, Commercial) at our world- class manufacturing facilities in St Helens.

Additional training such as health and safety, de-fib, first aid,  and vehicles (including forklift trucks) will all be provided by the business.

 

The training you will be getting

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business which has a proven track record of developing apprentices who aspire to become team leaders and managers in the UK and around the world.

The apprenticeship programme will cover all aspects of our glass manufacturing processes, including time spent in the Hot End, Cold End, Online Coatings and Offline Coatings.

Additional training such as health and safety, de-fib, first aid,  and vehicles (including forklift trucks) will all be provided by the business.

You will attend Pilkingtons site (WA9 5DZ) 4 days per week 8am - 4pm with day release to Waterside Training Ltd (WA9 1TW) 8.45am - 4.30pm to complete your qualification.

You will receive a Level 3 City & Guilds Qualification in Manufacturing with the option of progression to a Level 4 HNC Qualification and be working on the Science Manufacturing Level 3 standard.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Opportunities to progress to Process Operator (Hot End or Cold End); Utility Team Technician; or Off-Line Process Technician.
Further progression and development to Team Leader and Management positions with the opportunity to study further qualifications such as HNC and HND for candidates who demonstrate the required attitude and abilities.
Funding for degrees is available, subject to business requirements, throughout your career.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Engineering (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Apprentices may occasionally be exposure to hot working environments and dusty areas due to the nature of the process. • This programme may contain a shift pattern in the latter stages of the apprenticeship, involving shifts covering 12 hours days/nights on a rotating 4-on, 4-off basis. • All our permanent Production roles are on 12-hour day and night shifts.

About the employer

As a member of the NSG Group, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited is one of the leading glass suppliers in the UK. We manufacture, process and distribute glass in the UK using the most advanced glass and coating technology. We offer a wide range of innovative flat glass solutions for the construction industry, and we also manufacture and supply products for non-building related applications such as digital signage and display. The Pilkington brand is synonymous with technical excellence and service in the glass industry. With buildings accounting for almost 50 percent of the energy consumed in developed countries, increased focus is being placed on legislation and policies to improve their energy efficiency. Our products play a vital role in this area as well as in reducing CO2 emissions. Other advanced functionalities of our glass include fire protection, noise insulation, safety and security, privacy, decoration and even self-cleaning properties. Glass also has an important role to play in the developing Solar Energy sector. We supply products for all three of the leading technologies, converting power from the sun into clean renewable energy. Based in St Helens and at the NSG Group's European Technical Centre nearby in Lathom, Lancashire, we employ around 3,000 people across the UK.

Employer

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED

Address

Green Gate Works

Sherdley Road

St. Helens

WA9 5DZ

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Training

Training provider

ST HELENS COLLEGE

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

Michelle Lewis

mlewis@waterside-training.co.uk

01744616837

Apprenticeship standard

Science manufacturing 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

Apply directly through Waterside Training Ltd website and a member of the team will contact you to discuss the next stage of recruitment.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024