Craft Engineering Apprenticeship

Intermediate: Level 2

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

Applicant Entry Criteria:

  • Minimum of 3 GCSE's (or equivalent):  Grade 3 (D) or above in Maths & English and Grade E or above in Science.

Candidates with a Level 2 or equivalent Engineering qualification may be considered for our Level 3 Craft Apprenticeship.

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The Role in More Detail:

During the course of the apprenticeship, apprentices will develop their skills in the following role and on successful completion of the apprenticeship, full time employment may be offered in the following position.

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 manufacturing cell / 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, fitting / fabrication, service / maintenance and development).

Training / Experience:

Based at Milton Keynes College:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • ICT Functional Skills
  • Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities

*Math's and English Functional Skills may be delivered to those with outstanding GCSE qualifications.

In House Training / Experience:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Learning, experiencing and mastering all of the skills, systems and practices in the following department, flow lines and cells:
Electrical Sub Assembly CellHR21 Production Line
Mechanical Sub Assembly Cell120T Production Line
Preparation & Paint Cell150 /170 Production Line
Rework CellHR15 / 17 Production Line
Test / Development CellHR28 Production Line
Logistics / Stores DepartmentHR12 Production Line
Service Department Customisation Production Cell

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 (individually assessed subject to grades achieved and business requirements) including:

  • Level 3 Craft Apprenticeship

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Advanced: Level 3

Applicant Entry Criteria:

  • Level 2 or equivalent Engineering qualification
  • Minimum of 3 GCSE's (or equivalent): Grade 4 (C) or above in Maths & English and Grade C or above in Science

The Role in More Detail:

During the course of the apprenticeship, apprentices will develop their skills in the following roles and on successful completion of the apprenticeship, full time employment may be offered in one of the following positions.

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 manufacturing cell / 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, 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 focused 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.

Training / Experience:

Based at Milton Keynes College:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
  • Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations
  • ICT Functional Skills
  • Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities

*Math's and English Functional Skills may be delivered to those with outstanding GCSE qualifications.

In House Training / Experience:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Mechanical Manufacturing
  • Learning, experiencing and mastering all of the skills, systems and practices in the following department, flow lines and cells:

Electrical Sub Assembly CellHR21 Production Line
Mechanical Sub Assembly Cell120T Production Line
Preparation & Paint Cell150 /170 Production Line
Rework CellHR15 / 17 Production Line
Test / Development CellHR28 Production Line
Logistics / Stores DepartmentHR12 Production Line
Service Department Customisation Production Cell

Further Details:

Benefits:

The apprenticeship is a win / win situation of learning and earning at the same time.  The apprenticeship offers a competitive wage, potential overtime (at premium rates), future bonus scheme, health cover, contributory pension, life insurance and holiday allowance scheme.

How to Apply:

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