Apprenticeships at Cammell Laird

Kickstart your engineering career!

Kickstart your engineering career at Cammell Laird

Applications Close: 11th June 2021
Apprenticeship Positions Available: 26

Interested in working and training for one of Merseyside’s biggest brands?

Cammell Laird have both a rich history and an exciting future; working on a range of ships and vessels, in the most unique and diverse ways. The most recent innovation project is RRS David Attenborough, a polar research vessel set for a course in Antarctica for scientific research; just one of many projects that require innovation, problem solving, skill and enthusiasm from the CL team.

With promising opportunities for progression, Cammell Laird have worked with The Engineering College for over 20 years to train apprentices as an essential part of the workforce. If you are interested in pursuing an exciting engineering career, then apply to be an apprentice in the new 2021 cohort!

This year 8 apprenticeship pathways are available, including the following;

– Welder
– Plater
– Pipefitter
– Mechanical Fitter
– Shipwright
– Plant Maintenance (Electrical)
– Plant Maintenance (Mechanical)
– Rigger

Overview of Role

The Successful Apprentices will be actively and enthusiastically engaged in all activities, to ensure that they learn the practical skills, underpinning knowledge and understanding required to qualify as a tradesperson in their specific area. They will also ensure that they meet health and safety and statutory regulations and procedures throughout their apprenticeship and after completion of the programme. The Apprentices will be able and expected to meet standards using various processes and materials, and support production in preparation and assembly prior to the completion of a job. Apprentices will clean and prepare, check for discontinuities prior to presentation to inspection process and will conduct all tasks with due regard to health and safety and the correct use of relevant PPE at all times.

Apprenticeship Pathways

Become proficient in Welding using various procedures on all joint configurations, in all positions, meeting specific standards. Assist in the preparation and assembly of components prior to Welding.

Become proficient in fabricating using various procedures, marking off, accurate dimensional control, cutting using thermal or mechanical process, attain standards to meet company specifications.

Become proficient in Pipefitting using various procedures, marking off, accurate dimensional control, cutting using thermal or mechanical process, attain standards to meet company specifications.

Must develop competency in the use of propulsion machinery, inches, pumps, valves, coolers, cranes and auxiliary systems. Will become proficient in the use of a variety of measuring diagnostic equipment to meet the required specification.

Become a competent member of the Shipwright Department. This role will include; being a part of drydocking and launching ships, carrying out safety work on vessels and repairing lifeboats.

Become a competent member of the Plant Team. Working alongside all trades and areas of this business, to ensure the safe and productive running of the whole site. This role will focus on the Mechanical side, so will require competency in the use of propulsion machinery, inches, pumps, valves, coolers, cranes and auxiliary systems.

Become a competent member of the Plant Team. Working alongside all trades and areas of this business, to ensure the safe and productive running of the whole site. This role will focus on the Electrical side, so will require competency in fault finding, troubleshooting and repair to a wide range of heavy industrial machinery including; overhead cranes, dock gates and large shipyard machinery.

Become a competent member of the Rigging Department. Specialising in the lifting and moving of extremely large/heavy objects and using equipment expressly designed for moving and lifting objects in places where manual handling is not appropriate. You must work as part of a cohesive team.

Full Responsibilities (apply to all apprenticeship pathways)

  • To be dependable and responsible, (punctual and reliable)
  • Learn and follow all health and safety procedures required to keep themselves and others safe.
  • Familiarise themselves with all equipment; learning how to conduct pre-user checks and report all defects.
  • Learn how to safely use all plant and equipment.
  • Positively commit with mentor, training officers, supervisor and HR to complete all elements of the training programme in a timely manner.
  • Attend full time, block release and/or day release at Engineering College (working diligently to complete, modules, units and elements of theoretical learning and underpinning knowledge in a timely manner.)
  • Following an initial period of ‘Basic Engineering Skills Training’,
  • Successful applicants will be selected for one of the four apprenticeship pathways based on their aptitude in the particular trade area
  • Follow instructions and advice of supervisors; make a positive contribution in the production process.
  • Successfully complete trade and coding qualification tests if required to meet Company needs, classification society requirements and specifications.
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner in all contacts with course personnel, clients, inspectors, supervisors, maintaining the excellent reputation of the company.

Entry Requirements for Apprenticeship

  • A pride in their work
  • A co-operative attitude/behaviour
  • Ability to work as part of a team or with autonomy, with consideration of diversity
  • A keen interest in engineering
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Independent learner
  • Determination to complete a task
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Able to complete tasks in very challenging and sometimes inclement conditions
  • Ability to work at heights, within confined spaces and above water
  • Good close eye sight
  • Good hand- eye co-ordination
  • Ability to maintain competency record book, gather recent evidence.
  • Ability to complete assignments and other assessment tasks set by mentor, training officer, training provider and HR
  • Ability to follow health and safety rules, procedures, safe working practices to ensure their own safety and that of others
  • GCSE’s at Grades 4 and Above or C and above in English and Maths and Science
  • Show ability to complete the programme of training for a level 3 advanced apprenticeship
  • Able to complete welding codes, ISO 9606, AWS D1.1, ASME IX as required by organisation

How do I apply?

We work with Cammell Laird to match successful candidates to the job position that we feel would suit them the most. We therefore ask you to only complete one application on the online Cammell Laird Application form. Once you have submitted your application form, our team will be in touch with the next stage of the application process.

If you have any questions throughout the application process, please contact The Engineering College team directly on 0151 666 6599 or e.kerr@theengineeringcollege.co.uk. Cammell Laird will not be able to handle any enquiries about your application. Our team are available from Monday-Thursday, from 8:00am – 4:00pm and on Fridays from 8:00am – 3:00pm.

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