Materials Science Technology Degree Apprentice

Turbine Surface Technolgies Ltd
Unit 13a, Unit 13a, Little Oak Drive, Nottingham, NG15 0DR
£18,000.00 annually
20 Apr 2021
14 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
The engineering apprenticeship programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive practical on-the-job training, as well as in university study, while in full-time employment.

Throughout this apprenticeship, you will be given full support and training. As part of this unique and varied role, the successful candidate will gain knowledge in process and product engineering.

Whilst gaining a wide knowledge of the engineering principles, within the process team the post holder will learn how to read and understand technical engineering drawings to design appropriate processes for product manufacture. They will then also learn how to programme specific equipment to achieve the desired results.

Following this, they will learn how to control these processes by use of:
  • Statistical analysis of process data
  • Problem investigation and resolution
  • Input and output identification and control
  • Tooling design and control
  • Risk identification and reduction

Where issues identified by process monitoring arise with manufacturing processes or products, apprentice engineers will be trained within the team to decide what to do with defective products. Apprentice engineers are also trained in providing practical technical support and guidance to resolve key business issues such as:
  • Lead time reduction
  • Cost reduction
  • Yield improvement
  • Purchase of new equipment

The post holder will also be required to carry out other duties in line with the role, as required.

The apprenticeship will consist of 3 monthly placements within each of the cell teams at TSTL. This will give engineering apprentices an overview of the business. Whilst allowing them to work with the different engineering teams to deliver business objectives.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The ability to plan work coupled with the drive to see it through to completion
  • Attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to build effective working relationships at all levels within organisation
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in engineering and how things work
  • The drive and determination to excel during a challenging 3-4 year apprenticeship
  • Self-motivation to react to any issues as well as fulfilling planned role requirements
  • The ability to develop self to be an effective team member and develop specialist skills
  • A commitment, drive and willingness to learn
  • Must have good attendance, be punctual and reliable

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE (or equivalent) mathematics and English language at grade C or grade 4, or above - plus one of the following
  • 112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including mathematics or a mathematics-based subject to at least AS level
  • For example: BBC at A Level including mathematics or a mathematics-based subject plus at least one other from physics, physical science, engineering science, computer science, technology, chemistry or other science or technology subject
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a science or technology-based subject (including passes in mathematics and two other science or technology-based modules)

  • A combination of qualifications which must include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies GCSE
  • Please note, applications are also welcome from those who are currently studying A Levels and have predicted grades

Future prospects

  • Our apprenticeship programme is designed to enable us to recruit to a career path and to a specific end role
  • Details of career paths and options will be shared with each apprentice by the company mentor
  • For applicants with the right attitude the opportunities for progression and increase earnings potential are real
  • During the apprenticeship, apprentices will have opportunities to increase their earnings at 3 stages whilst meeting work and university objectives

The stages will be as below:
  • Stage 1 (starting salary) £18000
  • Stage 2 £22000
  • Stage 3 £26000

Things to consider

  • Applicant does not need to drive but due to the location of TSTL the applicant would need to know how they would get to work
  • After 2 years the apprentice will qualify for the following enhanced company benefits: Life insurance, Company Pension Scheme
  • Westfield Health Care provided
  • Company has a high retention rate of staff, with excellent long term career progression opportunities

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