Engineering Operative Apprentice SILDUN MANUFACTURING 2001 LIMITED

Well established engineering company looking for apprentices to invest in. Comprehensive in-house training in addition to college will be given. Exciting opportunity in a fast paced manufacturing environment. Bonuses available for attendance and punctuality to increase early earning potential.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Weekly bonus available for completion for punctuality and 100% attendance.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Mon-Friday 07:30 – 16:00 Overtime & Weekends may be required

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Sildun Manufacturing (2001) Limited are a service orientated company looking to recruit an Engineering Apprentice for the manufacture of specialized bolting to customer’s own specifications.  This is a multi-skilled engineering apprenticeship. The role is varied and an insight to all aspects of our in-house manufacturing facility will be given in the following areas.

·       CNC Lathes

·       CNC Machining Centres

·       Capstan Lathes

·       Emi-mec Automatic lathes- NC Controls

·       Thread Rolling

·       Hexagon Turning

·       Inspection / Quality

The training you will be getting

You will work towards achieving the Engineering operative level 2 apprenticeship standard.

Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge) level 2.

Diploma in engineering operations (skills) level 2.

Candidates that have not yet achieved Maths and English GCSE grade 4/C or equivalent will also sit the relevent level of functional skills alongside their course. You will be required to attend classrooms one week day per week at our Digital Engineering Skills Centre, Portland Street, Walsall, WS2 8AB

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Great opportunity for long term career within a fast-paced manufacturing environment.  Excellent earning potential for successful applicant upon completing the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

As a service orientated business, overtime or weekend work may be required. Overtime rates would apply in this situation

About the employer

Sildun Manufacturing (2001) Ltd was founded in 2001 based on years of experience in the manufacture of SPECIAL BOLTING/BESPOKE THREADED FASTENERS and MACHINED/TURNED COMPONENTS servicing a vast array of industries such as: POWER GENERATION OIL AND GAS PETROCHEMICAL VALVE HYDRAULIC CONSTRUCTION SUBSEA SAFETY CRITICAL FASTENERS AUTOMOTIVE MOTOR SPORT AEROSPACE DEFENCE AGRICULTURAL PHARMACEUTICAL 1ST LEVEL SUBMARINE FASTENERS PUMP MANUFACTURERS As a service orientated company, Sildun have a very flexible approach to our operations, welcoming both volume and small batch production.




Unit 17



WV13 3XA


Stuart Silvester

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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

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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