What will the apprentice be doing?
As an apprentice you will undertake training to enable you to:
Interpret, breakdown and process engineering drawings and specifications to enable the manufacture of products in accordance with NIS procedures.
Provide engineering support to other teams in the organisation e.g. engineering design, projects, purchasing, production and quality departments.
Training and duties will include;
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Understand and interpret engineering drawings
- Generate Master Control Schedules for material procurement
- Identify optimum manufacturing methodology
- Extraction of all relevant information from client documentation, specifications, quality plans.
- Produce detailed manufacturing route cardsIdentify in-house/subcontract activities
- Generate specifications for subcontracts
- Generate supplementary manufacturing sketches
- Problem solving
Apprentices will complete the Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician Standard.
Apprentices will attend Preston College on a weekly basis to complete off the job training - at this moment in time, the training day is done on a Thursday.What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
If successful in obtaining the NVQ level 4 and displaying behaviours and a positive attitude needed to succeed in NIS , then employment would be as a developing manufacturing engineer within one of the Project Portfolio teams. Further study will be considered dependant on future career pathway.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working Qualifications
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Pass) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Engineering (Grade Pass) Essential Things to consider
No Physical constraints. This is predominantly an office-based job scrutinising engineering drawings both hard copies and electronic. Must have an eye for detail and be able to think logically about how components are to be put together