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Materials Science Technology Degree Apprentice

Luxfer Mel Technologies
Lumns Lane, Manchester, M27 8LN
£14,500.00 annually
Closing date
2 Jun 2022

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Apprenticeship, Degree
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The role is part of the R&D department at Luxfer MEL Technologies' (LMT) Manchester site. The magnesium business within LMT design, develop and manufacture novel magnesium alloys used in a range of applications from aerospace. The zirconium chemicals business at LMT develop materials that go into catalyst and healthcare applications.

Your duties will include but not limited to:
  • Sectioning of castings, extrusion and forgings, followed by preparation of specimens for analysis
  • Mechanical testing of materials
  • Assisting in the developmental foundry to prepare small castings
  • Collating results and report writing
  • Work with the wider business to improve all company products and processes

Note :

In a rapidly developing business environment, flexible team working is the way forward to meet the Company's goals as set in the overall strategic plan. Therefore, you will, from time to time, be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities. It is necessary for each employee to assist, or cover all aspects of their departmental responsibilities when the need arises.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good numerical and mathematical skills
  • Good time and task management skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • IT literate

Personal qualities

  • Passionate and hard working
  • Positive attitude
  • Organised
  • Adaptable
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Reflective
  • Supportive of colleagues
  • Excellent attention to detail

Desired qualifications

We are looking for candidates with:
  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English Language - 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 (or equivalent)
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma in a science or technology-based subject (including passes in mathematics and two other science or technology-based modules)(or equivalent)

  • A combination of qualifications which must include mathematics or a mathematics-based subject and may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies GCSE(or equivalent)
  • We may also consider applicants with relevant work experience(or equivalent)

Future prospects

Permanent roles are offered at the end of successful apprenticeship for a long term career with Luxfer MEL Technologies.

On-going training will be given to support the individual's learning and development.

Things to consider

Equality, diversity and inclusion are essential to our academic and business strengths.We believe that excellence comes through recognising the value of each individual.

Sheffield Hallam University welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief, or marital or civil partnership status.
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