Apprenticeship Vacancies

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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 : 14/09/18

Trainee Apprentice Boatman

Looking for an apprenticeship opportunity on your doorstep?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Trainee / Apprentice to join West Kirby Sailing Club. 

West Kirby Sailing Club is the largest sailing club in the North West, with over 1,100 members and nearly 400 boats. The Club offers a broad range of sailing opportunities for the majority of the year. Sailing takes place on the Marine Lake on weekday evenings between April-October, weekends between April-December, and selected Sundays in February and March.

The Boatyard consists of a full-time Boatman, a retiring Assistant Boatman and several volunteer members, led by the Club Captain. They are responsible for the maintenance and operation of all boatyard equipment, including tractors, a boat-lift, cranes, trailers, a fork-lift; the full enclosure including sheds, drains and fences; the Safety and Support fleet; and club owned training and team-racing boats.

In this role, you will report to the Boatman.

This role is very team-focused and you will be expected to:

  • Carry out maintenance of equipment, as listed above.
  • Carry out maintenance of facilities, including buoys, mooring, fences, sheds and drainage.
  • Carry out maintenance of boats, including wood and GRP repair under guidance of Boatman/ nominated Members of Tidal Support craft, RIBs and club sailing fleet

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
  • Working towards or hold a full driving license
  • An interest in engineering / boats

Please click here for 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.