Job description:

During the apprenticeship you will be given hands on training in the manufacture, modification, repair and refurbishment of injection mould and extrusion tooling.

You will ensure activities are carried out whilst complying with all measures introduced by the company with respect to Health, Safety and the Environment. In particular to comply with all procedures, safe working methods and practices and agreed rules to protect your own Health and Safety as well as others that may be affected by your actions, or omissions.

You should fully support the Health, Safety & Environment Policy, as laid down in the Company procedures.

Skills required:

  • Problem solving 
  • Effective communication skills
  • Listening and questioning skills
  • Working within a team
  • Computer literate

Personal qualities the candidate must have:

  • Self motivated
  • A passion to learn 
  • Task orientated
  • Ability to remain calm and effective during stressful times
  • Proactively taking actions to improve
  • Adapts quickly to change

Employer description:

Founded in 1980 in Doncaster, Polypipe produces a full range of plastic drainage products. With our focus on complete engineered solution performance, Polypipe has an enviable reputation amongst installers, contractors, stockists and specifiers. Investing in people is central to our success and growth. With nearly 3,000 employees, we value people above all our other resources and understand the need to recruit, train and retain the right candidates as an equal opportunities employer.

Things to consider:

During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial block of study.  

One Friday per month you will return to your workplace. After the initial block training you will attend the AMRC Training Centre for one day a week to undertake the knowledge study. The remaining four days will be spent in company learning on the job.

Qualification Requirements:

Advanced Apprenticeships entry requirements
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 to 9 (or equivalent), including mathematics, English and a science, technology or engineering-related subject. Applicants are also required to pass an assessment at the AMRC Training Centre before being offered a place on an apprenticeship.