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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 Spring 2019!

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 : 15/02/19

Mechanical Engineering Apprentice

Looking for an apprenticeship opportunity on your doorstep?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two Apprentice Mechanical Engineers to join S Norton & Co Ltd, in Liverpool. 

Mechanical Engineers are a key feature of the business.  The role of an apprentice is to learn traditional engineering skills, both mechanical and electrical, in order to be able to operate effectively and safely in all areas of the business.  This includes working with heavy mobile and static plant; excavators, wheel loaders, shears, balers & shredders and other relevant equipment used within the metal recycling industry; and attending all required classes as provided by the Company’s nominated training provider.

In this role, you will report to a Mentor / Team Leader or Supervisor

Key Responsibilities:The Company appreciates that experience, skills and knowledge will develop over the term of the apprenticeship.  Judgement as to standard of performance in each of the key responsibility areas will be proportionate to the term served by the apprentice at the time of review.

Notwithstanding that, the apprentice should aim to achieve good standards in each of the following responsibility areas:

  • The diagnosis and resolution of breakdown problems
  • To respond rapidly to breakdowns thereby minimising the period
  • To ensure all machinery is maintained to a high standard and capable of operating in line with Company standards
  • To comply with all machine operating systems
  • The production of precision machined components and assemblies through the use of high-speed machining processes including turning, milling & grinding
  • To use bench fitting for finishing & assembling completed products
  • To use CAD and basic manually produced technical drawings when required
  • To use a wide range of hand & power tools and fabrication and welding as required
  • To keep accurate records of all machinery on site;
  • To complete and maintain all documentation on the Company maintenance tracking system; understanding the principles of quality assurance and validation of engineering data
  • To make written and/or verbal reports to line managers as required
  • To attend progress meetings with line managers as and when required
  • To attend college or other courses as directed by the Company
  • To carry out any additional duties that may be reasonably requested from time to time
  • To comply with Company policies and procedures as defined in the Employee Manual and the post holder’s terms & particulars of employment

Skills

It is acknowledged that an apprentice will only develop these essential and desirable skills as they progress, hence they should be read as aspirational at the commencement of the apprenticeship. The timescales for achieving and/or acquiring these skills will be agreed between the apprentice and the Company

  • The ability to strip down and rebuild hydraulic, mechanical components on heavy machines
  • The ability to weld metals of all types including heavy sections and assemblies
  • Able to understand technical drawings relating to machinery
  • IT Literate with the ability to use a range of packages applicable to the role, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (emails)
  • Underpinning theoretical knowledge to be able to manage attendance at college

Qualifications Required

  • Maths, English and ICT GCSE at Level C or above

Personal Qualities 

  • A commitment to learning and development
  • Teamwork
  • Willingness to travel to other sites

Please click here for the 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 : 18/10/18

Composites Apprentice

Looking for an apprenticeship opportunity on your doorstep?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Composites Apprentice to join MST Ltd, in Liverpool. 

MST Ltd is the world’s leading provider of Rigid Inflatable and High Speed Workboats for military and professional use.

By working closely with clients during the development process to understand their specific needs, MST offer modular solutions that are tailored to the client, to given a good performance, capability and effectiveness.

The Apprentice in this role will be trained to build or overhaul designated hulls ensuring that they are completed on time, within the allotted hours and ensuring that all company/customer standards are met.

In this role, you will report to a Mentor / Team Leader or Supervisor

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

  • Trained to ensure that the hulls/boats(s) are completed to the maximum quality.
  • Mentored to work towards hull completion within the allowed hours.
  • Ensuring that the work area is kept clean and tidy
  • Follow company processes and Health and Safety policies
  • Train to understand the composite manufacturing process and the materials used
  • Any other reasonable requests from your mentor or Team Leader
  • Complete NVQ portfolio within the timescale set out by the Engineering College
  • Support MST Group in all 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
  • Ensure the Health Safety and Welfare all employees and MST visitors
  • Have significant self motivation and initiative to train towards an NVQ as a Composite Technician
  • Good communications skills
  • Able to work supportively as part of a team and with a friendly and approachable personality

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.