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Job Title : Press Tool CAD Designer Apprentice
Employer : A + J Global Designs Ltd
Location : Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HR
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Engineering
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11803
Brief Description : We have an exciting opportunity available for someone who would like to start their engineering career working in the automotive stamping industry.


Qualifications Required : To be considered for this post you must have 5 GCSEs A*C (9-4) (or equivalent qualifications) in Maths, English and Science for a Level 3 Apprenticeship OR 3 GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) in Maths, English and Science with some experience in Graphic / Product Design and/or interpreting technical designs for Level 2
Vacancy Detail : We have an exciting opportunity available for someone who would like to start their engineering career working in the automotive stamping industry. If you have a particular interest in graphic, technical or CAD design this could be the Apprenticeship for you.

We specialise in automotive press tool design, method planning and process planning. Our designers have an extensive experience and knowledge of customer requirements from all over the world. Press tool (or also known as die) design is a very highly skilled career path and gives a good insight into how flat sheet metal is stamped to form car panels.

The successful applicant will work within the Head Office at Silsoe, Bedfordshire where initial training will be given on the CAD software as well as a basic overview of customer standards. Involvement in the initial 2 years will develop depending on the applicant’s desire and ability to learn. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has an interest in the automotive stamping sector and wishes to specialise in design based engineering.

During the apprenticeship there will be opportunities to visit our 2nd office in Coventry, related manufacturing facilities initially in UK and also possibly Germany to help further the applicant’s skill base.

A suitable level of day release course will be included at Bedford College to gain further qualifications.

As an Apprentice for A&J Global Designs you will be trained in the following areas:

1. Creating 3D designs to customer specifications.
2. Working with other members of the team in trouble shooting.
3. Developing knowledge of design procedures used in different parts of the world and applying then to live relevant projects.
4. Increasing level of customer interaction as your knowledge increases.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40hrs pw Mon - Fri 8am – 4.30pm
Salary : £180.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 10/07/2019
Possible Start Date : 02/09/2019
Personal Qualities : We are looking for someone who is self-motivated who takes pride in their work. You must have an excellent eye for detail and an interest in design aspects of engineering.
Skills Required : Interest in design
Ability or desire to use / understand a design CAD software
Basic knowledge of machining practices
Future Prospects : Once the apprenticeship has been completed there will be a permanent job offer available as long as the required standard has been reached. Integration into the design team will then follow along with further responsibilities such as high skilled work or customer contact.
Training to be Provided : Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma, EAL Engineering Technology Level 3 Diploma, BTEC or VRQ. Plus English, maths and ICT Functional Skills, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. You will study a range of topics including: Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety, Engineering Organisational Efficiency and Improvement, Advanced Milling
Advanced Turning
Other Information : The start date for this Apprenticeship can be flexible to fit around any exams. If you are currently sitting GCSEs or A-Levels please provide your predicted grades on your application form.

There is an opportunity for a week of work experience based in the head office in Silsoe, this gives the candidate a chance to learn some basic skills and understand a little about what you will be doing throughout your apprenticeship. This gives both you and the employer some background information about each other before possibly being offered an apprenticeship.

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online Maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
Things to consider : You will be based in an office environment, working on a computer for the majority of the week.
To be able to drive would be useful to get to the office everyday as the public transport is fairly sparse – but this is not essential.

The starting salary for this position is £180 per week but this will be reviewed every three/six months throughout your Apprenticeship
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