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Apprentice Technician (Materials and Manufacturing)

WMG Warwick
University Of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL
£9,570.00 - £18,538.00 annually
Closing date
29 Jan 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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To participate in and complete a four-year modern apprenticeship. To attend college to complete relevant academic studies. The training received will help you develop skills in typical engineering practices with a particular focus on materials and manufacturing research.

To complete an agreed Level 4 training programme over the four years of the apprenticeship provided by Warwickshire College Group, encompassing:
  • Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Theory)
  • 6x Foundation Competencies (Manual, Physical Skills)
  • End Point Assessment (Portfolio & Evidence)
  • Professional Engineering Institution Recognition

Duties will include:
  • To undergo training in the various disciplines of engineering as found throughout WMG - including enrolling onto WMG's Technical Apprenticeship Placement Programme. The placement programme will cover a wide variety of specialities such as, Advanced Machining, Additive Manufacturing, Metrology, Mechanical Testing, Automation, Nanocomposite Materials
  • Advanced Metal Processing and characterisation, laser processing/welding, fabrication, and general safe workshop practice
  • To attend Warwickshire College Group to conduct all required practical and theoretical studies
  • To understand WMG and the University of Warwick's health and safety policy and comply with current legislation, acting immediately on hazards, near misses and unsafe practices in conjunction with other staff
  • To participate in the probationary process, annual review and work to
  • achieve agreed objectives
  • To undertake any other duties as required by the Technical Services Staff in accordance with grade and nature of job

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Logical approach to solving problems
  • An interest in engineering and electro/mechanical systems and/or mechanical objects of varying materials

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 GCSE (or equivalent) at grade 4/C or above, including maths, English, Science and preferably Design & Technology (A/8)

Future prospects

  • Start a career in engineering
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