Apprentice Wood Craftsman

WELDON CONTRACTS LTD

NEWARK, NG23 6LB

Closes in 17 days (Monday 5 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 10 July 2024


Summary

We are looking to take on a new apprentice to accurately prepare, create, flooring and pre-finished flooring to the highest standards - record & quality check product & manufacture process in accordance with works scheduling.

Annual wage
£17,888 a year

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

Training course
Wood product manufacturing operative (level 2)
Hours
Mon to Fri / 7.30am - 4.30pm

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 19 August

Duration

2 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 2 Wood Product Manufacturing Operative apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our construction campus (NG17). This attendance is required during term time only.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

Where you’ll work

GLEBE FARM

CAUNTON ROAD

NORWELL

NEWARK

NG23 6LB

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

WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

Your training course

Wood product manufacturing operative (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Comply with health, safety and environmental requirements, for example safe use of personal and respiratory protective equipment, local exhaust ventilation, statutory regulations and industry standards/codes of practice.
  • Identify risks and hazards in the workplace and apply appropriate control measures.
  • Comply with organisational and statutory environmental and sustainability considerations, for example disposal of waste, recycling of materials and efficient use of resources.
  • Communicate - verbal and/or written, for example with colleagues and/or customers.
  • Plan work to undertake wood product manufacturing operations.
  • Read and interpret specifications, diagrams and work instructions, and following these instructions.
  • Select the correct type and quantity of components and materials.
  • Prepare the work area before undertaking the work.
  • Identify faults and issues, for example incorrect or defective wood, defective machinery; and applying solutions.
  • Pack and store products and components.
  • Select, set up and operate machinery, tools and equipment used to produce wood components.
  • Prepare and operate Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment.
  • Use and maintain jigs and templates for wood product manufacturing operations.
  • Position wood components and apply manual and mechanical cramps to ensure products are secured and in accordance with the work specification.
  • Assemble wood components to the work specification and given tolerances.
  • Sand materials and de-nib.
  • Apply adhesives to wood components.
  • Apply finishes to wood products, for example stains, sealers, basecoats and paint finishes.
  • Instal fixtures and fittings to wood products, for example ironmongery, seals, ancillary metal work and fixings, nail plates and staples.
  • Carry out glazing operations, for example install glass to window or door.
  • Check and and inspect work to ensure it meets the work specification; undertake rectification or rework where necessary
  • Report work outcomes and/or problems.
  • Complete the handover process to other manufacturing process functions/teams.
  • Complete work documentation, for example job sheets, time cards.
  • Comply with health, safety and environmental requirements, for example safe use of personal and respiratory protective equipment, local exhaust ventilation, statutory regulations and industry standards/codes of practice.
  • Identify risks and hazards in the workplace and apply appropriate control measures.
  • Comply with organisational and statutory environmental and sustainability considerations, for example disposal of waste, recycling of materials and efficient use of resources.
  • Communicate - verbal and/or written, for example with colleagues and/or customers.
  • Plan work to undertake wood product manufacturing operations.
  • Read and interpret specifications, diagrams and work instructions, and following these instructions.
  • Select the correct type and quantity of components and materials.
  • Prepare the work area before undertaking the work.
  • Identify faults and issues, for example incorrect or defective wood, defective machinery; and applying solutions.
  • Pack and store products and components.
  • Select, set up and operate machinery, tools and equipment used to produce wood components.
  • Prepare and operate Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment.
  • Use and maintain jigs and templates for wood product manufacturing operations.
  • Position wood components and apply manual and mechanical cramps to ensure products are secured and in accordance with the work specification.
  • Assemble wood components to the work specification and given tolerances.
  • Sand materials and de-nib.
  • Apply adhesives to wood components.
  • Apply finishes to wood products, for example stains, sealers, basecoats and paint finishes.
  • Instal fixtures and fittings to wood products, for example ironmongery, seals, ancillary metal work and fixings, nail plates and staples.
  • Carry out glazing operations, for example install glass to window or door.
  • Check and and inspect work to ensure it meets the work specification; undertake rectification or rework where necessary
  • Report work outcomes and/or problems.
  • Complete the handover process to other manufacturing process functions/teams.
  • Complete work documentation, for example job sheets, time cards.
  • 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

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 2/E)
    • Maths (grade 2/E)

    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

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative

    About this company

    THE FINEST FLOORS The options with a Weldon floor are genuinely limitless. At the heart of our offering is a Truly Bespoke approach that is just that: a fully-tailored, customised solution that meets your every wish. Whether you opt for complex, unique marquetry or simple, elegant boards, Weldon will work through the possibilities with you and bring your ideas to life. These pages feature some of the options you may want to consider...

    https://www.weldon.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Full time employment upon completing apprenticeship successfully alongside ongoing training to ensure that your skills remain relevant to the industry.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

    Laura

    apprenticeships@wnc.ac.uk

    01623 900467

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262841.

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    Closes in 17 days (Monday 5 August at 11:59pm)

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