Apprentice Plastic Fabricator and Moulder COMMERCIAL LINES LTD

As an engineering operative your duties will include making perspex display cases, setting up and machining parts on overhead router, line bending to create shapes, various glueing techniques and drilling and polishing.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Making perspex displays for amazing companies such as McDonalds and KIA
  • Drilling and polisihing perspex designs to customers specifications
  • Setting up and machining parts on overhead routers

The training you will be getting

Engineering operative Level 2 (GCSE):

Engineering operatives working within a fabrication role will have:

Knowledge of:

  • Specific marking out and preparation techniques
  • Different fabrication and joining techniques
  • Specific safe working practices, isolation procedures and safe reinstating of equipment / system that need to be observed


  • Shape the materials using the appropriate methods and techniques
  • Join the materials using the appropriate methods and techniques
  • Produce components which meet the specification requirements
  • Carry out quality checks during and after the fabrication activities

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

Permanent position as a Plastic Fabricator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Creative


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

About the employer

HLN Supplies are based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. As a major force throughout the UK for over 35 years, HLN Supplies main product area is rigid plastics, both in sheet form and fabricated. We are constantly looking to increase our client base by promoting our products wherever there is a usage, this may be exhibition display work, point-of-sale / signage, lighting panels, polycarbonate safety mirrors, conservatory roofing or any number of bespoke contracts. Through our stockholding facility, we can control material supply and reduce unnecessary third party stockholders costs. You only pay for the sheets you take. HLN Supplies offer full in-house fabrication, including up to date CNC / LASER machining facilities and the largest moulding capabilities in Yorkshire. These facilities enable us to have full control of quality and deadlines, as well as being cost effective in this field of manufacturing.By working closely with our clients we can bring together all the elements required for a professional and functional marketing solution.




Phoenix Works

67 Upper Accommodation 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


Katie Elsworth

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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