Apprentice Spring Maker ASHFIELD SPRINGS LTD

This is a great opportunity to join an independent family owned business, working alongside time served professionals. The company manufactures compression, extension and torsion springs in a purpose built factory, designed to allow the most number of orders to flow seamlessly through all stages of production.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Weekly pay. Holiday pay at time & third rate. Salary review on completion of 3 month probationary period.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday: 07:30am to 16:30pm. Friday: 07:30am to 12:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Read and understand the requirements of each individual works request.
  • Learn how to set up each machine for the works requests.
  • Manufacture the finished product and understand the finishing process.
  • Test and accurately measure the finished product.
  • Understand how to make tools for the machines.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard, including Functional Skills if required.

Tech cert: This programme includes an EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

This programme is delivered via a day-release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.

  • You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.
  • You will experience a blended learning model.
  • You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.
  • At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • For the right candidate there may be the opportunity to progress on to full-time employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*/C - 9/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade A*/C - 9/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*/C - 9/4) Desired

About the employer

Ashfield Springs Ltd are the UK's leading compression spring, extension spring and torsion spring manufacturer and suppliers with a global reputation for excellence. We specialise in the manufacture of compression springs, and with nearly 40 years experience as an 'A' class supplier we supply many original equipment manufacturers in Europe, USA, India and China.







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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


Leoni Nath


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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