Job Title : Forterra (Desford) - Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer
Employer : Forterra Building Products Limited
Location : Coalville, LE67 1DL
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Engineering Technician
Sector : Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00206
Brief Description : Forterra are currently looking for 5 enthusiastic individuals to join them in Desford in the position of Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity, with yearly salary increases, to be fully qualified tradesperson
Qualifications Required : 3 GCSEs at 9 – 4 / A* - C (5 or above preferred), must include maths, English language, and ideally Science, or equivalent related qualification.
Vacancy Detail : Forterra has an extensive network of 18 manufacturing facilities in the UK, employing approximately 1,800 people.
They are a leading manufacturer of a diverse and trusted range of concrete and clay building products used extensively within the construction sector, with instantly recognisable brands such as Thermalite blocks, London Brick, Ecostock, Cradley, Formpave and Jetfloor.
Their product range comprises of clay bricks, Thermalite blocks, aggregate blocks, Red Bank chimney, roofing and flue systems, precast concrete and flooring products and Formpave permeable paving.
Forterra represents exactly what they do and have always done. Their purpose is to manufacture products that are the essential to the nation’s construction sector, helping our customers build with ease and confidence. Moreover, they continue to lead their industry in terms of standards and safety.
They are currently looking for 5 enthusiastic individuals to join their team in the position of Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer Apprentice. This role is also open to 2nd or 3rd year apprentices who have been made redundant through the COVID 19 pandemic.
The first year of your apprenticeship will be in Aston, Birmingham on a half board, fully funded residential basis. You will travel to Birmingham on a Sunday evening to check into the hotel and you will return home at 12:30pm each Friday. The Second year, you will be based mostly at Forterra with block release monthly for a week to Make UK in Birmingham. The third and fourth years, you will be studying for your NVQ so will spend your time at Forterra.
This is a fantastic opportunity, with yearly salary increases, to work towards becoming a fully skilled tradesperson, able to work to the highest standard of safety and skill achievable.
The Role includes but is not limited to:
- Ensuring the efficient and safe working of the plant by utilising the skills taught during your training
- Carrying out preventative maintenance daily and installation of new equipment as required
- Responding to and acting upon the fault report system
Positions Available : 5
Working Week : 09:00 – 17:00 – Monday - Friday 40 hours
Salary : £ 200.00 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 17/01/2021
Possible Start Date : 25/01/2021
Personal Qualities : Team player, self-motivated, trustworthy, honest, punctual and conscientious with good attention to detail.
Skills Required : • Problem Solving
• Good Time Management
• Able to work individual or as part of a team
Future Prospects : Fully trained Maintenance Engineer with potential to be supported to complete HNC/D
Training to be Provided : This 4 year programme will include:
• Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
• NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
• A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
• In house training in line with your requirements.
Other Information : Future prospects
Fully trained Maintenance Engineer with potential to be supported to complete HNC/D
Things to consider : • Salary will be reviewed throughout apprenticeship in line with learning aims.
• Shift work will be required on completion of the apprenticeship.
• The first year training includes residential training in Birmingham.
• The residential option will involve staying in a hotel, with access to their facilities from Monday to Friday, that is organised and funded by Make UK and Forterra.
Rest assured, we have a 24 hour emergency line and we work in partnership with the hotel to ensure upmost safeguarding and security for all of our students.
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