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Apprentice Engineer

A fantastic opportunity to work alongside the Textile team of engineers at one of our global leaders in firefighting technology. You will learn all aspects of maintenance engineering required across the full range of skills to then progress into full time employment.

If you are interested in this position then please send a CV or apply in writing to apprenticeships@keighleycollege.ac.uk

Engineering apprentice working on a lathe

Angus Fire is a global leader in firefighting technology with a remarkable history in manufacturing fire protection products that can be traced back over 220 years.  Angus Fire has continued to innovate using the latest technology to develop high-quality, high-performance products. We now have customers in over 100 countries spread across a wide range of industry sectors, serviced by an unrivalled worldwide distributor network.

As part of the Textile Team, the textile apprentice will initially be involved in learning the roles of yarn preparation and weaving. This will give the person a good knowledge of the types of yarn’s and machinery involved in the manufacture of Fire hoses and Industrial pipelines. Continuing through their education to the next level the candidate will increase their depth of knowledge of the different types of technical yarns used in the manufacture of the hoses and the design & working knowledge of the machinery. Areas to be covered include:

  • Safe operation of weaving/preparation machinery
  • Setup of machinery for manufacture
  • Inspection of woven fabric
  • Maintaining quality standards
  • General housekeeping
  • Fault finding and machine diagnostics
  • Yarn types and cloth design.
  • Machinery maintenance.

Level 2 – Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering

Length of Programme: 24 months
Mode of delivery: Day Release
Course content:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (QCF

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

Skills Required

Interested in the mechanical operations of machinery, analytical thinking and being able to work as part of a team.

Qualifications Required

– GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English AS levels ( or equivalent).
– Acceptance is subject to college initial assessment, and interview.

Personal Qualities

Hardworking, Conscientious Mechanically minded, Ambitious. Analytical with attention to detail, Highly motivated, inquisitive with a willingness to learn.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

Training to be provided

Framework title: Engineering
Length of Programme: 36 months
Mode of delivery: Day Release

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

Employers Name

Angus Fire Limited

Employer Description

Angus Fire is a global leader in firefighting technology with a remarkable history in manufacturing fire protection products that can be traced back over 220 years. Angus Fire has continued to innovate using the latest technology to develop high-quality, high-performance products. We now have customers in over 100 countries spread across a wide range of industry sectors, serviced by an unrivalled worldwide distributor network.

Employer Website

http://angusfire.co.uk/

Question one: Do you have examples of building/taking apart machinery, engines etc.?

Question two: Have you done any work experience in a manufacturing environment before?

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This applies to 16 – 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

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Keighley College

Bradford Road, Keighley
West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ United Kingdom

Tel: 01535 685000
Student Absence Line: 01535 685109 / attendance@keighleycollege.ac.uk
Email: enquiries@keighleycollege.ac.uk

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