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Apprentice Manufacturing Engineer

We are currently looking for an apprentice manufacturing engineer to join our new and innovative company, with an incredible, knowledgeable and experienced team of engineers who have designed and built almost every type of land vehicle known to man!

Thistle Rose are qualified, professional automotive engineers with a pedigree in design for many of Europe’s main converters. Thistle Rose are looking for an apprentice with a ‘can do’ attitude, someone who knows that work can be stimulating and worthwhile and who is willing to learn and contribute.

In return, they offer a placement where you will be valued and encouraged to attain your utmost, where no ceiling will be placed on your progress and where you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of every stage of the design and manufacturing process. At Thistle Rose you will learn how to tackle problems and tasks from first principles – gaining a solid foundation of real and sought after engineering skills upon which to base your future career.

At Thistle Rose you will learn how to tackle problems and tasks from first principles – gaining a solid foundation of real and sought after engineering skills upon which to base your future career. On successful completion there is a possibility of a full time position with the company.

If you’d like to get involved with this unique opportunity, please send a CV or apply in writing to apprenticeships@keighleycollege.ac.uk.

  • Hand assembly and finishing techniques for our bespoke furniture
  • How to safely and professionally alter the vehicle’s superstructure for modifications, including fitting extending roofs, seat installations and glazing options.
  • How to load, select programs and run cycles on our industrial robot.
  • How to strip down, insulate and upholster vehicles to exceptional standards.
  • How to install, test and fault find in our electrical subsystems.

If you have the aptitude and drive to develop further you may continue into a technical support role which would include:

  • Learning how to program CNC facilities and how to ‘calibrate’ and troubleshoot the robotic arm or 5 axis CNC machines.
  • Assist in product design and development and learn how to utilise our high end 3D software packages including FEA analysis, augmented reality, animation and rendering.
  • Engage in our quality processes and systems.
  • Engage with our customers and suppliers.
  • Attention to detail
  • Can do attitude
  • Team Player

GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English AS levels ( or equivalent)

Acceptance is subject to college initial assessment, and interview

A qualification in Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 is desirable.

Advanced  Apprenticeship in Engineering Technical Support

Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support(QCF)

  • Engineering Drawings
  • Quality Control
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Computer Control Programming
  • Integrated Business Operational Support
  • Engineering Software Development

Mandatory units

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering

Optional Units

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques*
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations*
  • Preparing and using milling machines*

Technical Certificate

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering (QCF)

  • Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace
  • Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Engineered Project (Double)
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

Communications for Engineering Technicians

2nd Year

  • Properties and Applications of engineering materials
  • Computer Aided Drafting for Technicians
  • Applications of mechanical systems in engineering
  • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic systems and devices
  • Mechanical measurement and inspection techniques
  • Electrical and electronic principles

Functional Skills qualifications:

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in ICT

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities

+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

If not already completed, you will also undertake the following qualification prior to commencing the advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering Technical Support:

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture

Length of Programme: 18 months

Mode of delivery: Day Release

Course content:

Level 2 NVQ Performing Engineering Operations

Level 2 in Engineering Technologies

Functional Skills qualifications:

Level 1 Functional Skill in English

Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths

Level 1 Functional Skill in ICT

+ Employment Rights and Responsibilities

+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This will increase to £3.70 in April 2018.This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

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