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Date posted : 31/01/18

Traineeship Opportunity

Kick-start your engineering career at The Engineering College today! 

The Engineering College are looking for young aspiring engineers to participate in our next Traineeship programme in Autumn 2018!

If you’re unsuccessful when applying for an apprenticeship or other job due to a lack of skills and experience then you are likely to be a good candidate for a Traineeship.

Traineeships give young people aged 16 to 24 the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping you to boost your career prospects with an apprenticeship or other employment in the future.

Traineeships are an opportunity to gain real work experience, job skills and improve your English and Maths, if needed.

The Traineeship Programme will provide you with the opportunity to build your CV and get valuable work experience with local and national employers, where you are able to learn about the business and the industry it operates in.

Work preparation training will put you in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other employment. Traineeships prepare young people for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.

Mia Hesketh, Upton, enrolled onto a traineeship programme prior to starting an apprenticeship with Cammell Laird to develop her skills in the workshop:

“The programme has helped to build my confidence in the workshop and has given me the opportunity to try different engineering trades. I was offered a work placement at Cammell Laird as part of my programme which was really useful and helped me to secure an apprenticeship with Cammell Laird as an Apprentice Welder. My interview would have been more dfficult if I hadn’t already met the Cammell Laird staff and mentors. I wouldn’t know what welding is if it hadn’t been on the Traineeship programme beforehand.

Please click here for application form for this programme and be sure to tick ‘Traineeship’.

Please Note: Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College, you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Date posted : 09/07/18

Assembly Apprentice

Looking for an exciting apprenticeship opportunity working for an interesting industry?

A unique opportunity has arisen for 2 Apprentices to join the dynamic team at Wabtec Faiveley UK.

Wabtec Corporation is a leading supplier of value-added, technology-based products and services for freight rail, passenger transit and select industrial markets worldwide.

Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures a broad range of products for end markets such as locomotives, freight cars, passenger transit vehicles and power generation equipment, for both original equipment and aftermarket applications. Wabtec also builds new locomotives up to 5,400 horsepower, and provides aftermarket maintenance and services for locomotives and passenger transit vehicles.

In this role, you will report to the Zone Leader and be assessed by the Competence Leader

In this role, you will be tasked with carrying out minor maintenance tasks and specified routine preventative maintenance (some of which will be outside the Assembly Area). You will be responsible for the overhaul, repair, assemble and test a variety of equipment.

You will operate monitoring, measuring and diagnostic equipment and perform tasks within the assembly area considered to be within your capability. As an Assembly apprentice, you will work within a dedicated team of fitters working to production deadlines.

Your role includes investigating faults when equipment does not achieve required outputs and passing any information over to the relevant person (leader). You will carry out your role against quality requirements and standards set out in technical documents and work instructions. As part of your role, you will also communicate to your supervisor/ manager any deficiencies in the production activity as they are detected and suggest possible actions to correct such deficiencies.

Apprenticeship Responsibilities

You will also be required to attend college one day a week and complete all work, set by the NVQ Assessor / Training Officer within the appropriate and specified time-frame

General Responsibilities

As an employee of Wabtec Faiveley, you will be expected to participate in continuous improvement workshops set by the company to increase efficiency within the company. You can then utilise learnt continuous improvement tools such as 5S in your role to improve the flow and workplace.

You will also be expected to adhere to the company’s Health &Environmental instructions and requirements, including ensuring that tools, gauges and equipment are properly stored.

You may be asked to take on additional responsibilities/ tasks that are within your skills and abilities, as deemed by the Zone leader/ Competence Leader.

Required Skills

  • 5 GCSE’s A-C (4-9) or equivalent in Maths and English
  • Ability to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Positive attitude to change
  • Ability to problem solve with focus on prevention rather than the cure

Desired Skills (ideal)

  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Demonstrates an awareness of continuous improvement tools

Personal Attributes 

  • Demonstrates Wabtec Values at all times (Wabtec DNA); reliable, passionate, collaborative, safety, customer focused, continuous improvement, teamwork and leadership
  • Respond well to instruction and feedback
  • Work well in a team
  • Calm under pressure
  • Can-do attitude
  • Organised – able to manage multiple issues
  • Resilient
  • Customer-focused
  • Discrete and diplomatic manner (demonstrating impartiality of judgement)

Future Prospects

  • If the apprentice completes all of their training to a high standard there is an opportunity to progress and become qualified.

Please click here for Wabtec Application Form

Please Note: Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College, you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Date posted : 02/07/18

Mechanical Apprentice

Looking for an exciting apprenticeship opportunity working for an interesting industry?

A unique opportunity has arisen for 2 Apprentices to join the growing team at Marine Specialised Technology Limited, in Liverpool City Centre.

Marine Specialised Technology Group designs and manufactures commercial rigid inflatable and high-speed workboats in composite and aluminium up to 20m LOA and is regarded as a leader in its field supplying craft to military, law enforcement and rescue organisations around the world.

In this role, you will report to the Team Leader or Supervisor.

In this role, you will be trained to repair, overhaul and build designated boats, ensuring that all company and customer standards are met. This role is suitable for candidates who enjoy working with others as you will be required to work as a team to complete designated tasks and work orders to a high standard.

Responsibilities:

As an apprentice you will receive training towards ensuring the boat(s) are completed on time and communicating with supervisors and the Production Manager if the time frame is not achievable.

You will also be responsible for keeping your work area clean and tidy and for adhering to company procedure and policy on Health and Safety. The Management team may request your support on other reasonable responsibilities and support for the company for group activities.

As an apprentice, you will be expected to attend college and complete all work required of you and necessary to successfully complete your qualification within the apprenticeship time-frame.

Required Skills

  • Commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
  • GCSE’s A-C (4-9) or equivalent in Maths, English and Science
  • Significant self-motivation and initiative with the ability to manage own workload and work with minimal supervision
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Able to work to support a team and with a friendly and approachable personality
  • Ensure Health & Safety and welfare for employees and MST visitors

Personal Attributes

  • Trustworthy, reliable, hardworking, keen to learn and committed to attending college and completing work on time.
  • Respond well to instruction and feedback
  • Work well in a team
  • Friendly and professional when dealing with customers and colleagues
  • Are able to organise their own time and tasks

Reality Check

  • There is always a probationary period of six months with regular reviews.

Future Prospects

  • If the apprentice completes all of their training to a high standard and the company continues to successfully gain contracts there is a strong possibility of progressing to become a Junior Mechanical Fitter and then a fully qualified Mechanical Fitter.

Please click here for MST Ltd Application Form

Please Note: Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College, you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Date posted : 19/06/18

Technical Apprentice

Looking for an apprenticeship opportunity on your doorstep?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for 2 Technical Engineering Apprentices to join Clarke Energy based in Knowsley.

Part of the Kohler Power Group, Clarke Energy is the authorised distributor and service partner of GE Energy’s gas-powered reciprocating engines, packaged generator sets and co-generation units for power generation.

Clark Energy is a highly reputable brand and the opportunities for an apprentice are endless. The Advanced Apprenticeship scheme is the perfect way to kick-start a rewarding career with Clarke Energy. Their structured four year scheme is nationally recognised and includes the completion of a NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma. From the first day, you’ll be doing hands-on work and gaining invaluable experience around the business.

In this role, you will report to the Engineering Manager.

This role is very team-focused and you will be expected to follow direction of the Engineering Team in order to learn about different roles within the team and on Jenbacher gas engines and generator sets. You will undertake, as directed and under supervision where necessary, the task of completing different mechanical and electrical tasks and jobs with different members of the team, in addition to developing on-the-job skills required of an engineer within Clarke Energy.

As an apprentice, you will be expected to attend college and complete all work required of you and necessary to successfully complete your qualification within the four year apprenticeship time-frame.

Required Skills

  • Commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
  • Working towards or hold a full driving license
  • An interest in engineering
  • Good IT skills
  • GCSE’s A-C (4-9) or equivelent in Maths, English and Science

Personal Attributes

The Clarke Energy Behavioural Framework (Apprentice) requires the apprentice to demonstrate they are:

  • Trustworthy, reliable, hardworking, keen to learn and committed to attending college and completing work on time.

It is also important that the candidates show they:

  • Respond well to instruction and feedback
  • Are flexible and adaptable (do whatever needs to be done)
  • Work well in a team
  • Are friendly, polite and professional when dealing with customers and colleagues
  • Are able to organise their own time and tasks

Reality Check

  • A basic background check prior to employment
  • Undertaking driving lessons and is working towards gaining a full UK license or already holds a full UK Driving licence

Future Prospects

  • There is an opportunity to progress onto studying at HNC / HND and Degree level

Please click here for Clarke Energy Application Form

Please Note: Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College, you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Date posted : 19/02/18

Assembly Operator

Looking for a full time job in composites? 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join Composites Manufacturer, Teledyne CML, based in Bromborough, as a full time assembly operator. Here you will work in a dynamic industry, preparing composites for the aviation sector.

Reporting to the Assembly Supervisor, the role of an Assembly Operator is to counter-sink, wet assemble rivets and other hardware using a variety of hand and machine tools. Working with an established team within the assembly department, high levels of attention to detail and the ability to accurately follow processes and procedures are essential. Full training will be provided to the successful applicant.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Working to close tolerances
  • Interpreting technical drawings
  • Good eye for detail and a good level of dexterity
  • Working alone and as part of a team
  • Compliance to all Health & Safety measures within the department and the wider organisation
  • Completion of all jobs within the specified time scales
  • Ensuring cleanliness, organisation and maintenance of own work area and wider shop floor

Training & Experience

  • Manufacturing experience is desirable but not a requirement
  • Experience using hand and automated assembly tools is desirable but not a requirement
  • Experience using and/ or mixing resins is desirable but not a requirement

Behavioral

  • High level of attention to detail
  • Strong communication and team working skills
  • Responsible for the wellbeing and health & safety of both yourself and fellow workers
  • Ability to work with accuracy, high levels of dexterity and to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work within set guidelines and to strictly follow instructions
  • Hardworking, enthusiastic, flexible and willing to be involved in improvement activities
  • Work within the guidelines set out in all Works Procedure Manuals and the Quality Procedure Manual

If you would like to apply for this position, please contact Bethan Waite, HR Assistant with your CV – Bethan.Waite@teledyne.com

Date posted : 05/12/17

Trimmer Role

Looking for a part time job in composites? 

A rare and unique opportunity has arisen to join Composites Manufacturer, Teledyne CML, based in Bromborough, as a part-time trimmer. Here you will work in a dynamic industry, preparing composites for the aviation sector.

Reporting to the Trim Shop Supervisor, the role of a Trimmer is to ensure all produced products are manufactured correct to standards and tolerances. Working with an established team within Tim Shop & Assembly, attention to detail and the ability to follow processes and procedures are essential. Training will be provided to the successful applicant.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Working to close tolerances
  • Reading technical drawings
  • Working alone and as part of a team
  • Compliance to all Health & Safety measures within the Trim Shop and the wider organisation
  • Completion of all jobs within the specified time scales
  • Ensuring cleanliness, organisation and maintenance of own work area and wider Clean Room area

Training & Experience

  • Manufacturing experience is desirable but not a requirement
  • Experience using hand tools
  • Experience using and/ or mixing resins

Behavioral

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication and team working skills
  • Responsible for the wellbeing and health & safety of fellow workers
  • Ability to work with accuracy, attention to detail and to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work within set guidelines and to follow instructions
  • Hardworking, enthusiastic, flexible and able to use own initiative
  • Work within the guidelines set out in all Works Procedure Manuals and the Quality Procedure Manual

If you would like to apply for this position, please contact Bethan Waite, HR Assistant with your CV – Bethan.Waite@teledyne.com

Date posted : 05/12/17

Laminator Role

Looking for an career in engineering but not an apprenticeship?

A rare and unique opportunity has arisen to join Composites Manufacturer, Teledyne CML, based in Bromborough. Here you will work in a dynamic industry, preparing composites for the aviation sector.

Reporting to the Clean Room Supervisor, the role of a Laminator is to ensure the correct lay-up of pre-impregnated glass/carbon into mould tools.

Working within an established team in the Clean Room area, attention to detail and the ability to follow processes and procedures are essential. Training will be provided to the successful applicant.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Manufacturing of Composite parts within the Clean Room. All parts must be completed within the required specifications and instructions
  • Compliance to all Health & Safety measures within the Clean Room and the wider organisation
  • Completion of all jobs within the specified time scale’s
  • Ensure delivery of tools, material kits and consumables are correct and to the required standard.
  • Ensuring cleanliness, organisation and maintenance of own work area and wider Clean Room area

Experience

  • Manufacturing experience is desirable but not a requirement

Behavioral

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication and team working skills
  • Responsible for the wellbeing and health & safety of fellow workers
  • Ability to work with accuracy, attention to detail and to strict deadlines
  • Ability to work within set guidelines and to follow instructions
  • Hardworking, enthusiastic, flexible and able to use own initiative
  • Work within the guidelines set out in all Works Procedure Manuals and the Quality Procedure Manual

If you would like to apply for this position, please contact Bethan Waite, HR Assistant with your CV – Bethan.Waite@teledyne.com

Date posted : 12/11/17

Welder Apprentice

Interested in a challenging and dynamic apprenticeship with lots of progression opportunities? Join the diverse team at Bilfinger Industrial Services, one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated technical services for the process industry.

As a Welder, you will carry out a variety of fabrication processes, including cutting, heating, treating and bending metal parts. As an Apprentice, you will work towards BTEC / NVQ Level 3 qualifications. As an Welder Apprentice, you will:

  • Study sketches, diagrams and parts to be repaired or fabricated and operations
  • Lay out, position, align and otherwise set pieces in place preparatory to welding and measure dimensions
  • Clean and degrease parts to be welded using wire brushes, grinders and solvents
  • Set up, adjust, calibrate and operate welding equipment
  • Clean and maintain material and tools
  • Select proper electrodes, gas orifices, filter rods, and/or torch tips, depending on the materials being welded

Required Skills

  • Demonstrates good practical skills
  • Eye for Detail
  • Demonstrate an interest in and understanding of other colleagues and clients
  • Flexible and able to adapt to the team and build team spirit

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE Grade A-C in English and Maths
  • GCSE in a Science or technical subject
  • Some basic engineering training / experience

Personal Qualities

  • Good and pro-active communication skills
  • Team player
  • Demonstrates an interest in the role and the industry, with a questioning approach
  • Commitment to Bilfinger Industrial Services

Reality Check

  • Full clean driving license, or working towards passing driving test within first year of apprenticeship
  • Able to work in all conditions as candidates will be working across a multitude of sites
  • Drug and Alcohol tests regularly

Future Prospects

  • Fully qualified Welder with excellent long term career prospects with Bilfinger Industrial Services.

Please click here for Bilfinger Industrial Services Application Form

Please Note: Due to the high number of applications, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College, you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.