Materials Science Management Degree Apprenticeship

Ibstock Plc

Wakefield, WF4 1QH

Closes today

Posted on 27 June 2024


Summary

This programme offers the chance to train for a highly skilled role, gain a nationally recognised qualification and get paid while you learn! All accommodation and travel expenses are paid for and we encourage continued professional development after you've qualified. Ensuring materials are fit for purpose for a wide range of different industries.

Annual wage
£20,880 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Materials science technologist (degree) (level 6)
Hours
Monday to Friday (shifts TBC)

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September

Duration

4 Years

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 6 Materials Science Technologist Apprenticeship Standard
  • The apprentice will study part-time towards a BEng (Hons) Materials Technology qualification in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University over 4 years
  • The training schedule has yet to be agreed upon, details will be made available at a later date

This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • The Institue of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3) for Associate Member with Incorporated Engineer Registration (IEng AIMMM)

Where you’ll work

Swine Lane

Nostell

Wakefield

WF4 1QH

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

Your training course

Materials science technologist (degree) (level 6)

Equal to degree

Course contents
  • Utilise cognitive and practical skills in conjunction with adaptability and versatility in technical support both in-house and to clients to improve manufacturing processes, problem solving, innovation, and scale up formulations.
  • Determine and use industry standard and emerging digital technologies and data analysis tools to complete work activities and address problems that are ill defined or involve numerous interacting factors.
  • Critically evaluate actions, methodologies, and results and their implications in analysing materials against parameters in product specifications.
  • Conduct and interpret failure analysis of engineering components using relevant methodologies and systems such as but not limited to, for example, microscopy, macroscopy, and chemical analysis.
  • Write clear and succinct technical and analytical reports.
  • Research, adapt and test new technologies through materials characterisation feedback.
  • Interpret, develop and implement UK and international materials standards, procedures and specifications across a range of operations and contexts.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of a range of project management and financial management techniques to complete projects relevant to their discipline.
  • Utilise emotional intelligence and identify a range of supervisory, management, and leadership skills in developing the ability to mentor, direct or lead teams or individuals.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders using the appropriate language register both verbally and in writing.
  • Utilise cognitive and practical skills in conjunction with adaptability and versatility in technical support both in-house and to clients to improve manufacturing processes, problem solving, innovation, and scale up formulations.
  • Determine and use industry standard and emerging digital technologies and data analysis tools to complete work activities and address problems that are ill defined or involve numerous interacting factors.
  • Critically evaluate actions, methodologies, and results and their implications in analysing materials against parameters in product specifications.
  • Conduct and interpret failure analysis of engineering components using relevant methodologies and systems such as but not limited to, for example, microscopy, macroscopy, and chemical analysis.
  • Write clear and succinct technical and analytical reports.
  • Research, adapt and test new technologies through materials characterisation feedback.
  • Interpret, develop and implement UK and international materials standards, procedures and specifications across a range of operations and contexts.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of a range of project management and financial management techniques to complete projects relevant to their discipline.
  • Utilise emotional intelligence and identify a range of supervisory, management, and leadership skills in developing the ability to mentor, direct or lead teams or individuals.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders using the appropriate language register both verbally and in writing.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    A Level or equivalent in:

    • Maths, Science or Engineering (grade BBC / Distinction Merit Merit)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Attention to detail
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative

    Other requirements

    We recommend you getting your application submitted as soon as possible as we have the right to close this advert early. Planned Interview date: Week commencing 5th – 16th February Our commitment to diversity and inclusion? Excited about the role, but your past experience or qualifications don’t perfectly match everything in the job description? We would encourage you to still apply. Studies have shown that some people, particularly from minority groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Here at Ibstock Plc we are dedicated to building belonging, empowering our colleagues to be their true self by offering a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. You may just be the right candidate for this role, or other future roles across the Ibstock Group. Ibstock Plc are committed and passionate about building a diverse environment. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, disability or age

    About this company

    Ibstock plc is a market leading manufacturer and partner of choice for innovative clay and concrete building products, building the face of Britain for over 200 years. Our purpose is to build a better world, by being at the heart of building - underpinned by our ambition to be the most sustainable manufacturer of clay and concrete products & solutions in the UK. We have put addressing climate change and improving lives at the centre of our sustainability work. We are passionate about the recruitment and development of talented individuals so that we can continue to surpass our customers’ expectations.

    After this apprenticeship

    Upon completion of the programme, you will have attained the skills and knowledge to start your career with Ibstock Group as an Assistant Technical Manager or Production Team Leader at one of our factories.

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261010.

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