Sheet Metal Apprentice METAL CRAFT INDUSTRIES (UK) LTD

Metal Craft in Wellingborough are looking for an apprentice who will become an all-round highly skilled individual in welding and fabrication and machining, willing to learn, and get stuck in. A mature individual with a genuine enthusiasm for engineering.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00

  • Working week

    7.30am to 4.30am Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 12.30pm Friday.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000250845

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • If you have artistic talents, you will enjoy working with many products which are not only useful but are used in the wider community. If you like working with your hands, you will use hand tools, operate manufacturing equipment, which manufactures display, food preparation, equipment, vehicle parts, laboratory as well as various artistic sculptures. If you have ambitions to become a supervisor, a foreman, or a future running your own business, you will have a real challenge in the problems of design, material flow. Metal Craft in Wellingborough are looking for a Sheet Metal Apprentice to join them. Metal Craft have Lasers, flat and tubular, CNC punching, brakes presses, inserters, welding, metal polishing, tube bending, powder coating and billeting. A sheet metal apprentice is not just a title; it's a commitment to learning, growing, and mastering a craft. So you will be: Fabricating and welding
  • Reading and interpreting drawings
  • Operating a variety of machinery and tools
  • Adhering to safety protocols and regulations
  • You will also be laser, punching, brake pressing, metal polishing, powder coating, CNC punching. Assembling, fitting new parts, programming, CAD design and quality inspection. Working within skilled teams and keeping the production manager informed of your progress
  • Working environment in typical engineering environment - a sheet metal apprentice works in diverse settings, from machine shop, CNC welding and fabrication, metal polishing, welding, TIG and MIG to finishing powder coating. Like all jobs in engineering, it often involves some physical labour and requires adherence to safety protocols. At Metal Craft even as you finish your apprenticeship the learning never stops. Sheet metal workers often pursue additional qualifications and specialisations to enhance your skills and employability. The sheet metal industry offers a wealth of opportunities for career growth and advancement. Supervisory, foreman, production manager engineering and design, or even start their own businesses. A sheet metal apprentice is not just a title; it's a commitment to learning, growing, and mastering a craft. Your first steps as a sheet metal apprentice is of continuous learning.
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Engineering Operative - Mechanical Manufacturing Pathway
  • Functional Skills in English or maths if required
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possibility of progression or a full time position may be offered on successful completion of your apprenticeship. The sheet metal industry offers a wealth of opportunities for career growth and advancement. Supervisory, foreman, production manager engineering and design, or even start your own businesses.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 3 (A* to D)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 9 - 3 (A* to D)) Desired

Things to consider

Only Candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice. Candidates must carry out an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team.

About the employer

Metalcraft has supplied tools to hundreds of thousands of customers in more than 60 countries. Our tools are used for craft or DIY, for hobbyists, for business ventures, and in education - in the teaching of Design & Technology and Engineering subjects in schools and colleges. We are proud to be a long-standing British manufacturer, with our factory and offices in the deep sea fishing port of Hull, East Yorkshire. Founded in 1950 by brothers Jeff and Cliff Wood, the business remains a family-run firm, with Cliff’s sons Ian and Barry now running the company. Sales now extend beyond the UK and through its distribution network into Europe, to the USA, Australia, Russia, China, and Africa, as the firm has built its reputation for quality manufacturing, high quality innovative products, and friendly and efficient service.

Employer

METAL CRAFT INDUSTRIES (UK) LTD

Address

Allen House

17-21 Paterson Road

Finedon Road Industrial Estate

NN8 4BZ

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Training

Training provider

BEDFORD COLLEGE

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 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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