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Materials Engineering Degree Apprenticeship

Liberty Steel Ltd
Stocksbridge Works, Manchester Road, Sheffield, S36 2JA
£12,964.00 annually
Closing date
2 Jun 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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The Technical function conducts metallurgical investigations to support two primary goals.Firstly the development of new products and new business to ensure Liberty Speciality Steels has a sustainable future; and secondly identifying metallurgical improvements to reduce cost, improve product quality and enhance customer service.

Technical activities include:
  • Interpreting customer and end user requirements
  • Technical commissioning of new equipment
  • Revising manufacturing processes and conducting capability reviews

This is all in the pursuit of manufacturing high quality products. Technical excellence is at the heart of everything we do, underpinning areas including customer service, production, quality assurance, laboratory management, non-destructive testing and order recruitment. In a Technical role you will need highly developed analytical skills, an aptitude for problem-solving, the ability to influence those around you, and first-rate project management and organisational skills. These skills will be supported by an interest in science, a desire to learn and innovate, and the drive to achieve results in often challenging situations.

Metallurgical knowledge is acquired through on the job training.Technical roles are broadly categorised as product development, process development and research.Some roles being "generalist" and some "specialist" in nature. Whichever remit you favour you will find yourself working alongside Technical, Commercial, Supply Chain and Production colleagues.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • As with all roles in a large organisation we need people with excellent communication skills who enjoy working in a team

Personal qualities

We arelooking for someone with:
  • Energy
  • Creativity
  • Resilience
  • You must be a quick learner, practically minded and versatile

Desired qualifications

Either A-Levels or equivalents in a maths or science subject, or Level 3 BTEC Engineering, or completion of a Level 3 Engineering apprenticeship or equivalents.

Future prospects

At the end of your programme you will be ready for a permanent job within the organisation.

Things to consider

The apprenticeship programme offers a range of benefits to help you make the right start in your working life. It's a competitive package that recognises your contribution to our business and supports your professional development. As a Liberty Speciality Steels Apprentice, you'll enjoy the same range of benefits as other employees from day one.

These include:
  • Generous paid holiday allowance
  • Continued training and development opportunities
  • Company contribution pension scheme
  • Liberty advantage and Fox valley retail discount schemes
  • Professional membership scheme
  • Opportunities to be involved in our Schools/Colleges /University engagement activities

In addition to your training, you will also receive a salary that increases annually. The current rates for our engineering apprenticeships are:
  • Year 1 - £12964
  • Year 2 - £15868*
  • Year 3 - £17425*
  • Year 4 - £18032
  • Year 5 - £20000

*Individuals aged over 22 years going into year 2/3 will be paid at 4th year rate.

Liberty Steels operates over 24hrs and seven days a week.Applicants should be prepared to work shifts which can include weekend working. Shift allowances are paid on top of basic salaries.
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