Plastic Omnium - Level 3 - Toolmaking Apprenticeship with Great Benefits PLASTIC OMNIUM AUTOMOTIVE LIMITED

As a Toolmaker Technician, you will be hands-on, learning toolmaking skills including servicing and repairing tools and using lathes, millers and grinders to manufacture new tools. This is a fantastic opportunity to work toward becoming a fully skilled Toolroom technician.

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

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Closing date: 06 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,000.00

    Contributory pension scheme (employee 5%, employer 10%), extra holidays purchase, discount scheme, etc.

  • Working week

    From Yr 2: Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm. Friday: 8:30am - 2pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000243345

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Plastic Omnium has been a manufacturer since the outset, and our operational excellence is recognized by our 93 international customers. The same exacting operational and quality standards are applied in all our 135 plants worldwide. At Plastic Omnium we believe the car is an adventure and we are innovating to shape it through making its parts smarter and more economical. Plastic Omnium placed 7th in the 2019 INPI ranking of the automotive industry. This brilliant role will involve: MISSION

• Maintain all compression tools on site.

• Support and contribute IPI targets.

• Support production and quality department to minimise scrap levels.

• Support projects team through the industrialisation of new tools arriving on site.

• Support Toolroom Technicians in daily activities.

ACTIVITIES

• Manufacturing and trialling new mould tools, preparing the tool for plant industrialisation.

• Tool maintenance and repairs

• Once trained usage of lathes, grinders, milling machines and drills.

• Ability to TIG / MIG weld – external training will be provided

• Polishing and fabrication, once trained

• Use of hydraulic systems and electrical systems on mould tools.

• Level 1, 2 and 3 tool PM schedules

• Mould tool changes In exchange

Plastic Omnium offers a generous salary with annual reviews, an amazing contributory pension scheme (employee 5%, employer 10%), extra holidays purchase and a discount scheme on a multitude of retail companies.

Please note: Due to the requirement to work with cranes candidates will need to be 18 years old or above by September 2024.

The training you will be getting

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us, which are fully paid for, including: 

● Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)  – off the job full-time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham in year 1

● Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 

● Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

● In house training in line with your requirements

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential for a permanent position or progression onto a higher apprenticeship (if positions are available). The apprenticeship will provide you with the opportunity to work toward becoming a fully skilled Toolroom technician.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Commitment to the programme, Communication skills, Creative, Focus, Initiative, Logical, Patience, Practically Minded, Problem solving skills, Team working, Time Keeping

Qualifications

BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Level 2 Pass) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 5 / C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 / C) Essential

Things to consider

Due to the requirement to work with cranes, candidates will need to be 18 years old or above by the start of the apprenticeship. You will be contacted by a member of the apprenticeship team to discuss your application Please be aware this advert will close early if position is filled and start date could be changed as a result.

About the employer

The car is an adventure. An adventure promising freedom, industry and technological challenges. The car today is in transformation. Cleaner, safer and more connected, it points to the future of a more sustainable mobility. And at Plastic Omnium, we are innovating to shape it. We are making exterior parts and systems smarter. We are designing clean energy systems. And in the future, our connected modules will be an integral part of the autonomous car.

Employer

PLASTIC OMNIUM AUTOMOTIVE LIMITED

Address

Unit 3A

Eddison Road

B46 1DA

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Training

Training provider

EEF 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:

  • 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

Please click on the link below to apply

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

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Closing date: 06 Jun 2024