The purpose of this position is throughout the duration of the four years of the apprenticeship programme, to acquire the generic technical skills, supporting academic qualifications and relevant knowledge to enable you to integrate into our existing production team, and to encourage further development into other areas of the business.
Closing date: 31 Mar 2024
33 days holiday ( extra 2 days at 5 years’ and 3 days at 10 years’ ) Pension scheme 4% employer contribution, 5% employee. Annual bonus paid subject to company performance Overtime rates x1.5 for any hours over 39 Mon-Sat, x2 Sun, Bank holidays.
Total hours per week: 39
Possible start date
05 Aug 2024
31 Jan 2024
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
- A multiskilled team responsible for the manufacture of Induction Melting Furnaces from 5Kg up to 60 Tons in capacity.
- Inductotherm manufacture a wide variety of Induction Melting Furnace types, these range from small precious metal melting through to Super tanker Propeller production.
- Specialist skills required for Furnace production include Hydraulic installation, MIG, TIG, Arc Welding, Brazing and the use of Machine Shop equipment.
- Understanding of Engineering Department produced Mechanical, Hydraulic and Water-Cooling schematics, plus the ability to problem solve if the situation arises.
- Refurbishment and upgrading existing equipment both in-house and at the customers premises.
- The Furnace Shop Team manufacture in-house Cooling Systems to complement our complete Induction Melting Installations.
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 Technician, Mechatronics 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
By following the mechatronic apprenticeship route this will potentially open up further career opportunities where you can buildup your level of experience with our product and then look into other roles, such as Test engineer, Service and Commissioning Engineer and possibly through to Area sales manager.
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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