Engineering Operative Apprenticeship VULCAN CONVEYORS LTD (SENIOR STAFF)

Vulcan have been established for over 40 years, servicing companies in different sectors from Recycling, Aggregates and Glass. As a belt vulcaniser, you would travel to different customer sites to fit new or repair conveyor belts.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm. Weekend work available - Plus overtime (Only those aged 18+ can work more than 40 hours per week).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Training is provided to assist in your progression and development. You will initially be working with an experienced fitter/vulcaniser  in order to gain the required skills. We have successfully taken on five apprentices through similar schemes at our other business in the midlands.

Working in the workshop initially with our workshop supervisor.

In order to gain some skills, familiarity with equipment and to undertake the H&S courses needed for site work.

  • Working at Heights
  • Manuel Handling
  • C.C.N.S.G
  • Quarry Passport
  • Plus – In-house risk assessments covering all equipment.

Long term –

  • Fork lift licence
  • Abrasive wheels
  • First aid
  • Ipaf
  • Rigging & Slinging
  • Supervisor CCNSG

After this you will start to attend site with a leading supervisor, undertaking the necessary site inductions and point of work risk assessments.

The training you will be getting

  • Engineering Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship qualification
  • In College one day a week over the full period of the apprenticeship.
  • The final year will involve completion of a portfolio and preparation for End Point Assessment (EPA). This measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the standard and is carried out by ESFA approved organisations independent from the college.
  • Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time employment


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D or above) Essential

About the employer

Our Group is made up of three companies; - Vulcan Conveyors Ltd - RAP Conveyors Ltd - Interbelt Ltd. With extensive conveyor belt held at convenient locations around the UK. Proven record on 24hr site belt supply & vulcanising. Over 35 years industrial experience. Supply, fitting and vulcanising service covering the northern and central regions. Established distributor network giver greater geographical coverage. PVC / PU & Rubber belts manufactured, supplied & fitted onsite. Work undertaken for OEM to small end-users.




Unit 48-49

Wakefield Commercial Park

Bridge Road


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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

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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