Job Title : Engineering Apprentice
Employer : Dawn Meats Cardington
Location : Cardington, Bedfordshire, MK44 3SB
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Mechanical Engineering
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11333
Vacancy Short Description : Dawn Meats are looking for an Engineering apprentice to work in a fast paced food manufacturing facility.
Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-D / 9-4 or Level 1 equivalent, ideally including English, maths
Vacancy Full Description : Dawn Meats are looking for an Engineering apprentice to work in a fast paced food manufacturing facility.
The role will involve:
- maintenance of manufacturing plant and equipment
- lubrication of assets
- fabrication of equipment
- assisting other team members/team work
- basic electrical fault finding and repairs
- supporting during breakdowns
- opportunity to train on mechanical handing equipment (forklift trucks, scissor lifts etc)
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40hrs pw Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm
Salary : £160.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 04/03/2018
Possible Start Date : 26/03/2018
Personal Qualities : Hands on approach, positive attitude, good timekeeping, willingness to learn, flexible and open minded, commitment to learning and attending college, team player, not phased by the working environment i.e. abattoir
Skills Required : Good speaking and written skills
Having a good level of IT skills and being IT literate
Having an interest in the Engineering sector
Being a hands on learner and wanting to gain a better understanding of the environment
Future Prospects : To grow within the business, successfully qualify as an engineering apprentice, take on an independent role within the engineering team, focus on continuous improvement i.e. LEAN manufacturing projects, take ownership for small internal engineering projects.
Training to be Provided : Type of Apprenticeship Mechanical Engineering (L2 Only)
Level of Apprenticeship Level 2 Improving Operational Performance
Performing Engineering Operations NVQ Level 2 Diploma (QCF) – with bias to match your chosen pathway
•Industrial Environment Awareness Level 2 Award in (QCF)
•English and maths Functional Skills
•Employee Rights & Responsibilities
•Personal Learning & Thinking Skills.
Other Information : This is a food manufacturing plant with an abattoir and butchery hall, so the candidates must feel comfortable in working in such an environment.
Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online Maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
Things to consider : The role has a great variety i.e. outdoor work at times, maintaining an effluent plant, maintenance of the process lines i.e. abattoir line, butchery line, only 5-10% of time in the office, hands on role
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