Job description:

Leading UK manufacturer of Electric high-temp Furnaces and Industrial Ovens have a great opportunity for an Advanced Apprenticeship in Sheet Metal Fabrication.  Working on the fabrication section of our company, you will be trained in all aspects of the sheet metal design, fabrication and welding of our high-temp products.

  • Read & understand engineering drawings produced from 3D CAD designs
  • Cutting - bending/ forming of metal parts for fabrication
  • Drilling, assembly of large & small metal components to a high standard
  • MIG TIG welding of various metals (mild steel, stainless, Inconel, aluminium, etc.)
  • Mechanical fitting of parts

Skills required:

  • Excited to work in a manufacturing environment
  • A fast learner who likes a challenge
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Respectful and honest
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • A genuine interest in engineering with a mechanical bias
  • Some previous training/experience within an engineering environment would be an advantage but not essential
  • Previous work experience in engineering advantageous
  • Must be able to travel to work on a daily basis and to the AMRC Training Centre for day release

Personal qualities the candidate must have:

  • Enjoys working alongside skilled tradespeople to learn the art of complete assembly of all our heating products
  • Including your excellent academic skills you will consider yourself to be a practical person with good attention to detail
  • You will be someone with a positive attitude who is hard working, eager to learn and who shows respect for others

Employer description:

Vecstar Ltd is a leading company in the UK manufacturing Electric furnaces, high temperature ovens and other heat treatment products to the highest quality.  Our products are used by blue chip scientific and industrial companies and universities around the world.

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.

Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close applications ahead of the published closing date.

Qualification Requirements:

Advanced Apprenticeships entry requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 5 (or C) or above, including mathematics, English and science, technology, or engineering-related subject.

Applicants are required to successfully complete the AMRC and employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme. 

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