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If you are looking to pursue an apprenticeship in Engineering, you’ve come to the right place. We have a rolling recruitment cycle, which means we promote apprenticeship vacancies throughout the year for small to large businesses across the North West.

If you are looking for a particular company hiring apprentices, this page is updated regularly with all of our apprenticeship vacancies. If there are no options available here, please submit your application and we will be in touch with the next steps. Once a vacancy arises, we will be in touch with you via email.

Date posted: May 2024
Canalside Industrial Estate,
Off Oil Sites Road,
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4EN
Closing Date: 31/05/2024

 

Plate Welder

With 35,000 professionals, across 60 countries, Wood PLC are one of the world’s leading consulting and engineering companies operating across Energy and Materials markets.

Team Wood is a global community of inquisitive minds working on critical projects for some of the world’s most dynamic clients.

You’ll be innovating and teaming up with some of the most talented people in their fields. You’ll learn, you’ll grow, you’ll connect, and you’ll be contributing to a more sustainable future.

 

This role is a 4 year plate welder apprenticeship, working within our Storage tanks team.

Once achieved you will then be classed as a trades person and work along side the wider Wood Uk teams within our storage tank team, with the option to work in Ellesmere port or on one of our other UK/Ireland sites

 

Plate welder apprenticeship, this role will be based at either our Ellesmere Port workshop or at the Stanlow Refinery, the programme will include what is listed below as part of the on-the-job training along with the detail listed within the apprenticeship standard set out by the Engineering college. You will work alongside one of our highly experience trades person gaining the knowledge & skills needed throughout the programme.

• Welding of steel Tank plates (butt welds, fillet welds) in line with Weld Procedure Specifications
• Welding of pipework in line with Weld procedure specifications (butt welds, fillet welds)
• Preparation of working area (barriers, access routes, cables, sheeting, signage etc)
• The setting up of A/C and D/C machines.
• The storage and treatment of electrodes.
• Recognition of material to be welded.
• Use of power tools in the back grinding of welds.
• Use of welding tools and equipment.
• Use of gas cutting equipment (burning gear)
• Maintaining and checking own small tools and equipment
• Reading and interpreting drawings
• Knowledge of effects of climate conditions on welds.
• Knowledge of safety precautions and risks associated with tasks
• Be proficient in more than one of the welder coding qualification (multi-coded). MMA, semi-automatic, automatic.
• Use of arc/air equipment to back gouge butts to clean metal
• Be able to mark out and repair welded joints
• Knowledge of pre-heating
• Competent in the correct sequence of welding assemblies
• Working at heights (from time to time)
•Working in confined spaces (from time to time)

Duration of course: 36 Months

1 year Full Time – The Engineering College, remaining time day release (one day at TEC and 4 at Wood Group)

On the job training with support of mentors

Working Week: 40 hours – 8am – 4.30pm overtime optional for apprentices 18yrs old and over

About you

Essential Grades:

Maths GCSE 4/C or above or Functional Skill Level 2

English GCSE 4/C or above or Functional Skill Level 2

The below are essential for this Apprenticeship:

  • Complete tasks in challenging situation.
  • 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

Personal Qualities:

  • An interest in Engineering
  • Independent Learner
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude

Apply by clicking the button ‘Apply Now’ below.

Apply Now

Please Note: Due to the high number of applications anticipated, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College, you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. However, if you encounter any problems with completing an application, please contact our team on 0151 666 1028 or by email to info@theengineeringcollege.co.uk 

Date posted: May 2024
Canalside Industrial Estate,
Off Oil Sites Road,
Ellesmere Port
CH65 4EN
Closing Date: 31/05/2024

 

Metal Fabricator – Heavy Plate (Plater)

With 35,000 professionals, across 60 countries, Wood PLC are one of the world’s leading consulting and engineering companies operating across Energy and Materials markets.

Team Wood is a global community of inquisitive minds working on critical projects for some of the world’s most dynamic clients.

You’ll be innovating and teaming up with some of the most talented people in their fields. You’ll learn, you’ll grow, you’ll connect, and you’ll be contributing to a more sustainable future.

 

This role is a 4 year metal fabrication (Plater) apprenticeship, working within our Storage tanks team.

Once achieved you will then be classed as a trades person and work along side the wider Wood UK teams within our storage tank team, with the option to work in Ellesmere port or on one of our other UK/Ireland sites

Metal Fabrication (Heavy Plate) apprenticeship, this role will be based at either our Ellesmere Port workshop or at the Stanlow Refinery, the programme will include what is listed below as part of the on-the-job training along with the detail listed within the apprenticeship standard set out by the Engineering college. You will work alongside one of our highly experience trades person gaining the knowledge & skills needed throughout the programme.

• Slinging materials for moving around inside and outside of workshop at ground level
• Preparation of worksite (barriers, access routes, cables, sheeting, signage etc)
• Marking out from approved drawings.
• Burn out fittings using ether burning / plasma cutting techniques
• Fit roof and shell fittings (nozzles etc) into plates
• Set and mark out roof structures (Pre-assembled units). Trial assembly.
• Making templates
• Prepare plate edges
• Machine cut thick plate bar and structural sections
• Produce holes by hydraulic punching machine
• Use heat for bending, forming and straightening plate and rolled sections
• Form thick plate
• Form rolled steel sections
• Assemble tank shell plates (partial assemblies)
• Assemble structural steel staircases (partial assemblies)
• Assemble structural steel roof trusses/ roof plates (partial assemblies)
• Assemble steelwork, flooring and handrails (partial assemblies)
• Assemble jacking equipment (partial assemblies)
• Use of power tools (grinders) in the preparation of materials.
• Use of welding tools and equipment for fairing up plate
• Maintaining and checking own small tools and equipment
• Knowledge of safety precautions and risks associated with tasks
• Working at heights (on occasions)
• Working in confined spaces (on occasions)

Duration of course: 42 Months

1 year Full Time – The Engineering College, remaining time day release (one day at TEC and 4 at Wood Group)

On the job training with support of mentors

Working Week: 40 hours – 8am – 4.30pm overtime optional for apprentices 18yrs old and over

About you

Essential Grades:

Maths GCSE 4/C or above or Functional Skill Level 2

English GCSE 4/C or above or Functional Skill Level 2

The below are essential for this Apprenticeship:

  • Complete tasks in challenging situation.
  • 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

Personal Qualities:

  • An interest in Engineering
  • Independent Learner
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude

Apply by clicking the button ‘Apply Now’ below.

Apply Now

Please Note: Due to the high number of applications anticipated, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College, you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. However, if you encounter any problems with completing an application, please contact our team on 0151 666 1028 or by email to info@theengineeringcollege.co.uk 

Date posted: April 2024
3 Hornhouse lane
Liverpool
L33 7YQ
Closing Date: 24/05/2024

 

Apprentice Pipefitter

Studley is an award winning ME&I Engineering provider, a career with us is the perfect opportunity to advance your career and a chance to work on some of the most advanced engineering projects the UK has to offer.

The reason for our success lies behind our deep rooted philosophy in our most important asset – our people. Training our people and developing young talent is what has lead us to the success we have today.

In recent years, we have recruited more than 70 apprentices with many of our senior staff once starting out as Apprentices themselves. We are committed to training and developing our staff to ensure they enjoy the best careers possible, we believe in equal opportunities for all and will consistently develop you to the best of your ability.

We believe that if we put the best into our people, they will do the best jobs for our customers, which has been a successful philosophy for nearly four decades.

 

About the role

Our Level 3 pipefitter apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to learn hands on whilst attending college and gaining industry experience and working with experienced peers.

As an Apprentice Pipefitter you would work in our Knowsley workshop on live projects to assist with the manufacture, installation and testing of high integrity mechanical systems in buildings or industrial plants.

The Pipefitter role encompasses the positioning, assembly, fabrication, maintenance, repair and decommissioning of piping systems within Engineering Construction.

  • Read and understand technical piping drawings
  • Manufacture and install high integrity pipework
  • Learn how to cut, prep, tack weld and thread pipe
  • Carry out testing of pipework to ensure a safe and high quality product

 

Benefits of being an apprentice with Studley:

  • Hands-on Learning:  Our apprenticeships offer practical, on the job training, allowing you to learn directly from experienced professionals.
  • Qualifications: Gain nationally recognized qualification while earning a wage, setting you on the path towards a successful career.
  • Support and mentoring: You’ll receive dedicated support and guidance from our team of mentors.
  • Career Progression: Can grow with Studley.

The successful apprentice will be enthusiastically engaged in all activities, to ensure they learn all the practical skills, underpinning knowledge and understanding what is required to become a qualified pipefitter.

Duration of course: 36 Months

1 Year Full time based at The Engineering College

On the job training with support from mentors

Working Week: 40 hours – 8am – 4.30pm overtime optional for apprentices 18yrs old and over

Weekly Wage: 1st year – £17k + £329.60 per week

No. of positions available: 3/4

 

About you

Essential Grades:

Maths GCSE 4/C or above or Functional Skill Level 2

English GCSE 4/C or above or Functional Skill Level 2

The below are essential for this Apprenticeship:

  • Complete tasks in challenging situation.
  • 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

Personal Qualities:

  • An interest in Engineering
  • Independent Learner
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Be able to work under pressure
  • A positive ‘can do’ attitude

Apply by clicking the button ‘Apply Now’ below.

Apply Now

Please Note: Due to the high number of applications anticipated, if you do not hear back from The Engineering College, you should consider that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. However, if you encounter any problems with completing an application, please contact our team on 0151 666 1028 or by email to info@theengineeringcollege.co.uk