Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship: Craft (Production / Service / Prototype Build)

We require Advanced Craft Apprentices who are self motivated, and have good manual dexterity and problem solving skills. The job will be a hands on role, based within Production (Sub Assembly or Product Assembly Cells / Lines), the Service Department, or Development Build Cell at Milton Keynes.  The successful applicant will develop into a top class practical Manufacturing Technician, Service Engineer or Development Technician, with expert knowledge in Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic assembly, linked to developing, building and servicing the Niftylift product range.

 

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Applicant Entry Criteria:

Minimum of 3 GCSE' s (or equivalent): 

  • Grade C or above in Maths, English and Science.

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The Roles in More Detail: 

Production/ Assembly - Manufacturing Technician

This role requires dynamic team players with a proven skills, knowledge and experience of mechanical assembly, along with hydraulic and electrical installation.  The role requires operating to high quality / workmanship standards, within a demanding flow line production environment.  You will be required to perform a range of manufacturing / production operations to the required quality standard, on time and within commercial competition cost budgets (i.e. logistics / materials handling, preparation, painting, mechanical assembly, electrical assembly, welding, fitting / fabrication, service / maintenance and development).

Service Engineer

This role requires dynamic team players with strong practical and theoretical knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems and installations.  Technical understanding and structured fault diagnostics and repair skills.  Able to liaise directly with customers in a professional and courteous manner.  Flexible to work internal and external to the main site, and able to travel within the UK and abroad.  Operating to high quality / workmanship standards, within a demanding customer focussed environment.  You will be required to perform a range of repair / maintenance operations to the required quality standard, on time, and within commercial cost budgets. 

Development Technician

This role requires dynamic team players with a proven skills, knowledge and experience of mechanical assembly, along with hydraulic and electrical development and installation.  The role requires operating to high quality / workmanship standards, within a prototype build production environment.  This will require structured feedback in developing and improving the product from the design concept stage, to a safe, cost effective, reliable, quality product, ready to be handed over to production for volume build.  You will be required to perform a range of manufacturing / production operations to the required quality standard, on time and within commercial cost budgets.

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The Apprenticeship Framework:

Based at Milton Keynes College:

BTEC Diploma in Engineering - Level 3.  2 year day release course. 

The BTEC Level 3 qualification will include the following units. These include a mix of practical workshop training along with classroom based studies.

Qualification Title
001:Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace
002:Communications for Engineering Technicians
003:Engineering Project
004:Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
005:Mechanical principles and applications
006:Electrical & electronic Principles
 
012:Applications of Mechanical systems in Engineering
015:Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices
016:Engineering Drawing for Technicians
022:Fabrication processes and technology
052:Electrical Installation

 

Transferrable Functional Skills Training:

  • English Functional Skills - Level 2 (If required)
  • Mathematics Functional Skills - Level 2 (If required)
  • Information and Communication Technology Functional Skills Level 2
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills - Level 2
  • Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities - Level 2

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In House Training / Experience:

Qualifications Gained:

  • NVQ Level 3: Engineering Technical Support

Learning, experiencing and mastering all of the skills, systems and practices in the following department, flow lines and cells:

Electrical Sub Assembly CellMechanical Sub Assembly Cell
Preparation & Paint CellCustomisation Product Cell
120H & T Product Line / Cell150/170 Cell
HR10 / 12 Product Line / CellHR21 / 210 Product Line / Cell
HR15/17 Product Line / CellService Department
Development CellStores / Logistics

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Progression Opportunities:

For those people who wish to progress their career qualifications further and have the necessary drive, enthusiasm and ability, there are further potential opportunities following successful merit / distinction level completion of this program, including:

Integrate over to the Advanced & Higher Engineering Apprenticeship - Technician (Manufacturing Technical Support) program.

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Benefits:

The apprenticeship is a win-win situation of learning and earning at the same time.  The above framework has the opportunity to be exceeded, and for the right candidates can develop through to our technician level framework of further education.  The apprenticeship offers a competitive wage, potential overtime (at premium rates), future bonus, health cover, contributory pension, life insurance and holiday allowance scheme.

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Remuneration:

The above role offers a competitive wage rate, healthcare scheme, contributory pension, life insurance and holiday allowance scheme.

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How to Apply:

Please apply in writing only (inc. expected package) to hr@niftylift.com, or via post to the HR Department, Niftylift Limited, Chalkdell Drive, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, MK5 6GF.

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