Fabrication and Welding Apprentice HARRISONS ENGINEERING (LANCASHIRE) LTD

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Fabricator/Welder based in Billington. The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    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

    Monday- Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm Friday 7:30am-12:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000247652

  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Harrisons Engineering was established in 1970 by the Harrison family offering engineering services to quarrying and road stone industries. We have grown, developed, and diversified to suit changes in market requirements by forging long standing, secure relationships with our clients.

Based across two sites in Lancashire, we are central to the UK allowing easy nationwide coverage. Our workshops allow us to offer manufacture of new structures and off-site refurbishment works; our yards for storage and superstructure trial erections; our fleet of vehicles, plant & equipment also provide for installation, onsite regeneration, strengthening, servicing and maintenance works.

We are looking to recruit Apprentice Welder/Fabricators to join our team at our facility in Billington, Clitheroe, Lancashire starting September 2024.

You will gain:

  • A wide and varied understanding of welding and fabrication
  • Learn how to read engineering drawings
  • Work on exciting engineering projects
  • Work towards Level 3 welding standard
  • Gain a skill for life
  • Exciting future career opportunities
  • Become a professional coded welder
  • Hours of Work: 39 per week
  • Rate of pay: 6.56ph

Job Description:

  • Report to assigned mentor
  • To train in the use of machinery / equipment under the direction of skilled and competent workers.
  • To work with one of the trained fabricator / welders on specific jobs for clients, learning to weld and fabricate steelwork to drawings as required.
  • Make known any suggestions for improvement regarding any aspects of the workplace conditions (Health and Safety) to mentor.
  • Be aware of the impact of ISO 9001 and BS1090 standards in terms of day-to-day working.
  • Ensure that the work area is always kept clean and tidy.
  • Carry out duties as requested by mentor.
  • Remove waste materials to the relevant waste handling services.
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are safe for use and stored responsibly.

Apprentices are trained on all rules and procedures within the factory including all health and safety regulations.

Be aware of the importance of wearing all necessary Personal Protective Equipment i.e. Steel toe capped boots, glasses & ear protection.

Ensure that weekly timesheet is booked up correctly, signed and returned by Monday 0830am to the admin office.

Company Benefits:

  • Holidays per year: 28 including bank holidays.
  • Free car parking
  • Workplace pension
  • Profit related pay bonus scheme
  • Uniform as applicable

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be working towards completing the Metal Fabricator Standard which will include the following:

  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • L3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT (if not already achieved).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Engineers are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, Timekeeping

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4 (C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 (C)) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. Please note; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Harrisons Engineering was established in 1970 by the Harrison family offering engineering services to quarrying and road stone industries. We have grown, developed, and diversified to suit changes in market requirements by forging long standing, secure relationships with our clients. Based across two sites in Lancashire, we are central to the UK allowing easy nationwide coverage. Our workshops allow us to offer manufacture of new structures and off-site refurbishment works; our yards for storage and superstructure trial erections; our fleet of vehicles, plant & equipment also provide for installation, onsite regeneration, strengthening, servicing and maintenance works.

Employer

HARRISONS ENGINEERING (LANCASHIRE) LTD

Address

JUDGE WALMSLEY MILL

LONGWORTH ROAD

BILLINGTON

BB7 9TP

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 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

Contact

Grace Gardner

grace.gardner@t2000.co.uk

0125454659

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

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


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