Engineering Apprentice EXPO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

This apprenticeship will provide a well-rounded experience of engineering processes and principles, from mechanical assembly to metal fabrication to CAD control, building a strong foundation for any future engineering pathway.

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

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 8.00am start with 30 mins unpaid lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000243178

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Job Objective:

To develop a strong foundational understanding of engineering and manufacturing processes

Duties:

  • This role will be based in the Mechanical Assembly team:
  • Assembling and testing our products in accordance with drawings, procedures and work instructions.
  • Get involved in continuous improvement activities such as 5S and Kaizen events
  • Develop knowledge of our products through internal training.
  • Develop fault-finding and testing skills to identify and repair faults.

After the first year there will be 3 month rotations of other areas of the business such as:

  • Metalshop (sheet fabrication and machining processes such as punching, braking, welding, machining, milling, etc)
  • Electrical Assembly (Assemble and test electronic products using processes such as soldering)
  • Engineering (CAD design and Production Engineering – process layouts, continuous improvement, jigs, fixtures, document control)
  • Assembly and testing of our products involves a mix of learning new processes and products, as well as consolidating and embedding those skills by repeat work.

The training you will be getting

  • Detailed training plans updated for each rotation with training provided on the job through shadowing and training.
  • Internal training on products supported by technical training videos.
  • There will be a buddy scheme for apprentices.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You will achieve a qualification at the end of this Apprenticeship which will allow a guaranteed role as a Fitter (Mechanical or Electrical depending on experience gained during apprenticeship).
  • Other potential roles at Expo include junior engineering vacancies, or other entry levels that require a technical foundation such Quality or Sales (subject to such roles being available at the time).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Walking distance from Kempton Park Racecourse or Sunbury station Subject to performance your salary could increase - to £18,000 per year in Year 2, then £19,000 per year in Year 3

About the employer

Our vision is to create a safer world, through elegant design, that systematically reduces complexity and risk. We build purge and pressurization systems that allow our customers to operate in hazardous areas safely. With 70 years of experience, we stand as a global leader in the industry. With our headquarters in the UK, we have sites in the US and China allowing us to support customers all over the world.

Employer

EXPO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Address

Expo Technologies Ltd, Unit 2, Summit Business Park, Hanworth Road

Sunbury-on-Thames

TW16 5DB

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Training

Training provider

SOUTH THAMES COLLEGES GROUP

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 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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Jun 2024