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Engineering Apprentice

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Oakenholt Papermill Chester Road, Oakenholt CH6 5PU
Salary
£14,000 per year
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Advanced
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

The Engineering Apprenticeship blends college and work based technical skills training. Whilst at work you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice with the support of knowledgeable and experienced teams.

Over three years you will obtain a nationally recognised apprenticeship as an Engineering apprentice.

You will study to gain a Level 3 BTEC diploma in electrical engineering in years one and two under the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Standard. If you demonstrate the right level of knowledge growth and commitment during your apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to study for a Level 4 HNC electrical engineering qualification in the final two years.

You will work Monday to Friday during your apprenticeship which will include a day per week at our partner college, Coleg Cambria.

Additional information

In return we offer an excellent starting salary (above the national minimum apprentice wage), plus competitive pension scheme, annual bonus earning potential, health cash plan, workwear, holidays, and fully funded study towards nationally recognised qualifications. 

Requirements

Skills

The ability to solve problems independently  

You can work collaboratively with others and communicate effectively 

You like to take on new challenges and work outside of your comfort zone 

You can successfully balance study and working life

You take pride in your work and take self-ownership of tasks 

Qualifications

A minimum of GCSE grade 6/B (achieved or predicted) in Maths

A minimum of GCSE grade 5/C (achieved or predicted) in English, a science and two other subjects 

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Coleg Cambria

Qualification:
Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

About the employer

Oakenholt Papermill
Chester Road, Oakenholt

CH6 5PU

Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Please apply with your CV to our website, where you will be considered for the next steps. You may be asked to complete a recorded interview and some online testing before being chosen for an in-person interview.

Company

Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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