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Job Title : Engineering Manufacture Apprentice
Employer : Ipeco Holdings Ltd
Location : St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6WG
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Manufacturing
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11349
Brief Description : We are looking to employ two enthusiastic apprentices. The successful applicants will complete a Technical certificate and progress to NVQ level while gaining invaluable work experience within our Power supply business


Qualifications Required : 5 GCSE’s A-C including English Language, a Science subject and Maths
Vacancy Detail : We are looking to employ two enthusiastic apprentices. The successful applicants will complete a Technical certificate and progress to NVQ level while gaining invaluable work experience within our Power supply business.

The successful applicant/s will follow a four year plan working in all relevant departments in addition to their studies. Key responsibilities will include: completion of the assigned college and on job education and certification, understanding of processes practices and procedures in all assigned departments, to become proficient in:

Soldering surface mount and PTH components to PCB’s
Mechanical assembly
Inspection of product
Operation of surface mount machinery
Application of coatings and adhesives
Procurement, sales and returns
Test, Environmental Stress Testing
Quality and planning
Engineering and Mechanical design
Fault finding
Technical documentation
PCB layout and all associated activities.
Day to day contact will be Supervisors or Managers within the assigned departments and overall to the Human Resources Manager.
Positions Available : 2
Working Week : 8am to 17.00 Monday to Thursday and 8am-1pm on Fridays
Salary : £192.35 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 27/05/2018
Possible Start Date : 03/09/2018
Personal Qualities : Excellent communication skills, a team player, friendly, flexible and adaptable to change, enjoys learning, with an eye for detail and takes satisfaction in a job well done.
Skills Required : A demonstrable interest in electronics with a logical and enquiring nature. The ability to fault find and proactively find resolutions to problems. Excellent organisational and communication skills.
Future Prospects : We are actively seeking to employ candidates who are looking to develop themselves to be able to make a long term contribution to our business. We employ Technical and office based staff, Supervisors, Seniors, Principal Engineers and Managers dependant on the department and business requirement. We have many long standing employees who we will need to replace through natural attrition over the next 4-10 years. We aim to retain the knowledge and skills gained through the apprenticeship within our business long term and hope to be able to offer opportunities based on skill set, interest and inclination of the candidate, in line with our business needs.
Training to be Provided : The qualifications you will study to achieve will depend on your chosen pathway, and include:

NVQs (work-based learning)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma (incorporating level 2 Performing Engineering Operations that is studied in the first year at College)

Technical Certificates (classroom-based learning)

EAL level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technology
BTEC level 3 90-credit Diploma in Engineering
BTEC level 3 Diploma in Engineering


English, maths and ICT Functional Skills
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.
Other Information : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team if they meet the initial criteria as part of the recruitment process.

Some travel may be required to attend our Apprentice school at our Southend Premises, complete training courses, attend supplier and Customer premises where required. Travel and subsidy is provided by the company for these trips.
We do not anticipate shift work.
Any additional time for study would be discretionary.
Things to consider : There are a number of Health and Safety hazards on site including high voltage electricity, lead and other chemicals. Candidates will be expected at times to work in environments where there may be noise, fumes and dust. Health and safety is paramount and we therefore expect full compliance to rules and regulations including wearing personal protective equipment and using extraction at all times where there is a risk. This is a varied role and therefore candidates must be flexible to undertake any reasonable tasks.
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