Sign Making Engineering Apprentice- £140p/w - Hastings

Crawley College
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Preparing materials and components. · Fabrication and welding of components and assemblies as per technical specifications. · General workshop duties to support the processes involved in fabrication workshop. · Monitoring and recording stock levels. · Raising requisitions for fabrication materials. · Comply with Health & Safety regulations and work within company guidelines and policies. · Keeping the workshop spaces clean and tidy.

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.

The Level 2 NVQ Engineering Framework is primarily delivered in the workplace. Should you not possess suitable concession qualifications, you are also required to attend college to undertake Functional Skills

40 hours per week Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5.30 (I hour break a day 2 x 15 mins and 30 mins for lunch)

Training to be Provided:

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma, which is a combined knowledge and competence based qualification, is delivered via flexible work based assessment and regular onsite observations by an experienced Assessor. Candidates will be expected to cover 4 mandatory unit and a range of optional units for which they will need to provide work-based evidence. The mandatory units are: - Maintain the work environment to meet health, safety and environmental requirements - Develop and maintain effective working relationships - Provide information about sign products - Maintain the quality of sign production Functional Skills will be delivered via weekly classes at college, starting in September (subject to assessment). Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and ERR will be delivered in company be the Assessor

Expected Duration:

2 years

Skills Required:

· Good organisational skills with attention to detail. · Good communication and people skills. · Professional approach to work. · Ability to follow guidance and instructions. · Ability to work under pressure and prioritise work. · Ability to work on own initiative. · Ability to work as part of a team. · Good practical skills.

Qualifications Required:

· A minimum of 2 GCSE’s at grade D or above (or the equivalent) for English and Maths. (if you do not have these you still may be considered however if successful college attendance will be required to pass these subjects to desired level as these are Functional Skills) · As part of the pre-employment check process, proof of qualifications will be required.

Personal Qualities:

· Interested in working in the signage industry. · Willing to learn all aspects of fabrication and welding. · Flexible in your approach to work. · Honest, reliable and trustworthy. · Keen to develop new skills. · Adaptable to change. · Self-motivated and enthusiastic. · Well-presented, professional and polite. · Friendly and helpful in manner.

Future Prospects:

There may be an opportunity to become a permanent member of staff on completion of the apprenticeship and continue to work within the company.

Other Important Information:

All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Reality Check:

The position involves primarily working in a office environment. There may be a need to work additional hours as and when required. The salary for this post will be reviewed after 1 year. Pension is available with the option to opt out. Before applying for this position please ensure that you record full details of all qualifications on the application, as the first stage of shortlisting will be to ensure the minimum qualification criteria is met. There are eligibility criteria applied to government funded apprenticeship schemes and therefore applicants must be aged 16 or above, have been resident in the UK/EU for the last 3 years, must not possess a qualification at the same level or above in a similar discipline or already be in any form of formal government-funded education. Applications will be assessed as they are received, which may result in the vacancy closing before the advertised closing date, please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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