Higher Level Materials Engineer Apprentice

Luxfer MEL Technologies
14 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Higher Level Materials Engineer Apprentice

Engineer your future…

Are you coming to the end of your time at school and weighing up whether to go to university or find your way in the world of work? It’s not an easy decision, is it?

Luxfer MEL Technologies are looking for engineering superstars of the future and have a superb opportunity for you to earn while you learn. This role comes with a competitive salary, world-class technical training and a degree level qualification with NO fees to pay – have your cake and eat it, benefiting from the best of both worlds.

Who will I be working with?

Luxfer MEL Technologies is a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of Magnesium and Zirconium based products and services to technology industries worldwide. With a wide range of products, including Cast and Machined Magnesium Billet, Magnesium Casting Alloys, Magnesium Extruded Bar, Rod and Profiles, Pure Zirconium Oxides, Doped Zirconia’s and Reactive Zirconium Chemicals, the business serves a variety of high-end markets, such as Aerospace, Automotive, Healthcare, Defence, Oil and Gas, Environmental, Protection and Speciality.

Luxfer MEL Technologies has manufacturing operations in Manchester (UK), New Jersey (USA) and Miho (Japan), supporting the global customer base. The workforce has a relentless drive to make things work, and a passion to achieve high quality standards. The ambitious company values every employee and nurtures a friendly and supportive culture. With one third of the leadership team starting out as apprentices within the business, personal development is a core value at Luxfer MEL Technologies and consequently receives significant investment.

What will this role of Materials Engineer Apprentice entail?

As a Materials Engineer Apprentice you will be predominantly based in the world-renowned Magnesium Technology Centre, where you will be involved in developing the futures lightweight advanced materials. You will also complete placements in other departments such as Quality Assurance and Manufacturing, which will be done in six monthly blocks. Your duties will include but not limited to:

* Sectioning of castings, extrusion and forgings, followed by preparation of specimens for metallographic analysis
* Tensile, hardness and corrosion testing
* Assisting in the developmental foundry to prepare small sand castings and water-cooled billets
* Collating results and report writing

You will also be enrolled on a three-year foundation degree course at Sheffield Hallam University, where you will spend one day a week learning about materials technology, studying the fundamental science behind metals and alloys, as well as composites, plastics and ceramics.

After the three years of studying for your foundation degree, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies for two more years and achieve a full Honours Degree. This qualification is accredited by The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and the Engineering Council as the academic qualification needed to register as a Chartered Engineer.

What will I need in order to be considered for this Materials Engineer Apprentice role?

* Have 3 A Levels, one of which must be Maths and either Physics or Chemistry, equivalent to 96 UCAS points. Alternatively, a BTEC National Qualification (to include Maths)
* 5 GCSE’s at grades A to C (or equivalent), including English, Maths and Science
* A passion for pursuing a career in engineering
* Superb time management and prioritisation skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced, challenging environment
* Professional interpersonal skills
* Be a team player with a committed, flexible and positive approach to work
* IT literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Please note, applications are also welcome from those who are currently studying A Levels and have predicted grades.

What will I receive in return?

Salary: £12,500.00 per year.

Attractive benefits: A fully paid for degree level qualification, along with 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Hours of Work: Full time, 37 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent

Location: Swinton, Manchester. One day a week will be spent at Sheffield Hallam University as part of your enrollment on a three-year foundation degree course.

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This Higher Level Materials Engineer Apprentice vacancy is advertised by JVP Jobs on behalf of the employer Luxfer MEL Technologies. At JVP Jobs we believe in providing complete transparency for you the job seeker to help you make informed decisions. By applying for this role you are submitting your application form directly to our above named client. Please note that we DO NOT operate as a recruitment agency, all applications will be reviewed directly by the employer Luxfer MEL Technologies, and should they wish to progress your application further they will be in contact with you

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