Apprentice Metal Fabricator (WD Close)

W D CLOSE AND SONS LIMITED


General Description

WD Close are looking for fabricator apprentices to start February 2024. You will be fabricating a varying range of products including large structural sub-assemblies for MOD submarines. Fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 3 qualification.

Main Duties

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Fabricate a varying range of products and materials to the correct standard operating procedure (SOP)
  • Highlight any issues to the Team Leader which may affect the fabrication of these products
  • Check all relevant information to ensure correct drawings, material have been issued prior to the manufacture of components
  • Sign off relevant sections on completion of operations
  • Report any non-conforming components to the section supervisor in a timely manner
  • Ensure that the work area is kept clean and appropriate safety equipment is worn at all times
  • Ensure appropriate lifting equipment is used and assistance is sought when handling heavy objects
  • Ensure good work practices are adopted and carried out in line with company procedures
  • Participate in and support improvement activities in your area as required
  • Adhere to all Health & Safety policies and procedures and risk assessments
  • Attend team briefings and participate as required
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by your Line Manager, Production Manager(s) or a member of the Senior Management team

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Practical training in TDR training workshops for 10 weeks
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • End Point Assessment

Requirements & Prospects

Desired Skills
  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
Personal Qualities
  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
Desired Qualifications
  • GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 4/C or above) essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) essential
Future Prospects
  • A permanent position may be available following successful completion of the apprenticeship

About the Employer

Established in 1983 by William (Bill) Dixon Close and based in historic Wallsend – an area synonymous with shipbuilding and heavy industry – WD Close & Sons Ltd has become one of the most respected and well-known fabrication businesses in the North East. WD Close has grown to provide a complete service in the supply of fabrication solutions to various sectors, including oil and gas, sub sea, and renewable energy, as well as working with the Ministry of Defence and many general engineering businesses throughout the UK.Established in 1983 by William (Bill) Dixon Close and based in historic Wallsend – an area synonymous with shipbuilding and heavy industry – WD Close & Sons Ltd has become one of the most respected and well-known fabrication businesses in the North East. WD Close has grown to provide a complete service in the supply of fabrication solutions to various sectors, including oil and gas, sub sea, and renewable energy, as well as working with the Ministry of Defence and many general engineering businesses throughout the UK.

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Address

Carville Works

Hadrian Road

Wallsend

NE28 6HF

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Yearly Wage

£10,158.72 a year


Expected Duration

42 months


Possible Start Date

18 Mar, 2024


Working Week

Monday – Thursday, 07.30 – 15.50 and Friday, 07.30 – 12.30. Total hours per week: 37.00


Apprenticeship Level

Level 3


Reference Number

VAC1000214208



Closing date: 1 Mar, 2024