Apprentice Profile Operative MURRAY PLATE GROUP LIMITED

We are looking for a motivated individual with a keen eye for detail and good numeracy skills, the successful candidate will be trained in all areas of our manufacturing and warehouse processes. The key tasks will be the Operation of gas and plasma arc machinery amongst other duties.

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    There will be Night shift allowance included, rate to be discussed.

    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 - Thursday: 4.30pm - 3am (breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Operation of gas and plasma arc machinery 
  • Operation of drilling machinery 
  • Accurate completion of production paperwork 
  • Marking steel with unique identification data 
  • Pre-pick steel plate ready for production, move plate to and from stock, and move plate to and from process equipment using remote controlled overhead cranes. 
  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Confidence on the job and are happy to take on more responsibility if necessary
  • We are looking for a motivated individual with a keen eye for detail and good numeracy skills
  • To maintain the company’s health & safety standards at all times, including general housekeeping duties such as keeping your workstation tidy
  • Dressing and grinding of burnt profiles and inspecting the quality of all products prior to packaging for dispatch
  • Load and unload vehicles

The training you will be getting

You will work towards the level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard.

The training will all take place at the workplace. Training schedule has yet to be agreed upon, further details will be made available at a later date.


  • Diploma in engineering operations (skills)
  • Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge)

Ofqual regulated

Level of qualification: 2

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time role working for the Group

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Due to the shift patterns for the role, the successful candidate must be 18+

About the employer

Murray Steel Products are specialist suppliers of steel plate and profile, and structural steel with a history that dates back over 70 years.




Forty Foot 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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