Excellent engineering career opportunity working for a well established, bespoke cylinder manufacturer. Supplying the agricultural and waste industries with over 2,000 regular customers.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Up to 15600 for the right candidate

    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 to Thursday - 8am to 4.30pm Friday - 8am to 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice to work for Ranger Caradoc as a welder and general warehouse operative. We appreciate this is a training position so the candidate will have limited understanding to begin, but there will be continued professional development and training. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who aspires to learn a valued and essential trade.
-The candidate will be using various engineering equipment including welding, milling, drilling, testing and dispatching of hydraulic cylinders and components.
-The ideal candidate will be independent, yet able to be part of a small team.
-Able to assimilate components from engineering drawings.
-Able to follow instruction and work to an accurate high standard. To be willing to learn new skills, assisting throughout the factory to ensure the workload is completed in a good timely manner.

The training you will be getting

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date. 
General Welder (arc process) Apprenticeship Standard. This includes;

  • A qualification in accordance with one of the following standards: ISO 9606 / ASME IX / BS4872 / AWS D1.1, determined by the employer. N.B. These qualifications are regarded as licences to practice in welding.
  • L2 Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent role for the right candidate at the end of the programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Customer care skills, Initiative, IT skills, Logical, Non judgemental, Number skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Training will take place at Performance Through People one day per week. This is an engineering environment, candidates must be responsible for wearing and keeping clean Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times. How will you travel to work each day?

About the employer

Since 1977 Ranger Caradoc has been supplying complete hydraulic packages and fully integrated control systems to original equipment manufacturers. The company specialise in precisely defining a customers requirements, then designing and manufacturing a complete, reliable and cost effective hydraulic package.




Unit 32

Howard Street

West Bromwich

B70 0SU

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Training provider


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


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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