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Apprentice Mechanical Fitter

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
TBD (Owen Holland) Limited Warterton House, Brocastle Avenue Bridgend CF31 3US
Salary
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
30 Oct 2021

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

Duties will include shadowing a fully qualified member of the company to learn how to provide mechanical engineering services. You will have involvement with a vast product range from basic baggage carts to vehicle mounted stairs and scissor lifts. You willdeal with hydraulics and electrical control on almost all products, learning how to safely install and repair. Other duties will be undertaken and allocated as appropriate e.g. maintaining a clean and tidy work area in line with health & safety working practices.

Additional information

Before applying for this position please ensure you are able to travel to and from the place of employment in Bridgend and to the XR Training Centre in Pyle once a week. You will be employed full-time as an Apprentice Mechanical Fitter by this company based in Bridgend. You will be enrolled onto a level 2 foundation apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering, and undertake the following qualifications:
- NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
- VRQ Diploma in Engineering Technology
- Essential Skills in Application of Number, Communication and Digital Literacy level 1

Requirements

Skills

Candidates must be punctual.
Candidates must be reliable and trustworthy.
Candidates must be flexible with hours worked.
Must be able to work with others as a part of a team.
Must be able to follow instructions and ask for guidance when necessary.
Candidates should be enthusiastic and committed to both the job and the training.
Prior experience (as a hobby or formal training) of engineering desirable but not essential.
Candidates must hold a GCSE in Maths at grade C or above, as a minimum.
Ability to drive is desirable but not essential.
Must recognise the importance of attending XR Training once a week in order to achieve qualifications in a timely manner.

Qualifications

GCSEs in Maths and English at grades C or above.

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Qualification:
Foundation Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering

About the employer

TBD (Owen Holland) Limited Warterton House, Brocastle Avenue

Bridgend
CF31 3US

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

Suitable candidates may be invited to an informal interview at the training provider (XR Training) before having their CV forwarded directly to the employer. This will be to ensure suitability for the apprenticeship programme. You will then be under consideration for final interview which will take place at the employers' premises. If selected, the training provider will contact you with details of the 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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