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Job Title : Seco Tools - Design and General Engineering Apprentice - Sept Start date
Employer : Seco Tools UK Ltd
Location : Alcester, B49 6PU
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Engineering Technician
Sector : Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00256
Brief Description : Apprentice to work in our Innovation Hub. You will be designing, CAM, and operating CNC machines to support engineering projects.


Qualifications Required : GCSE Maths and English at 5 or above
GCSE in Design and Technology or other engineering subject preferred.
GCSE in Sciences at 5 or above is preferred but not essential.
We will also consider Apprentices who have studied until age 18 with A Levels in Maths and Science/DT/Design/Art subject or a BTEC in Engineering
Vacancy Detail : As well as being one of the world’s largest providers of comprehensive metal cutting solutions at Seco we are also a unique place to work. When you see our 40,000 square foot Innovation and Technology Centre in Alcester – or as we prefer to call it, Our Place – you’ll understand why. It’s an environmentally-conscious space where people collaborate, make things happen, and make themselves the best they can be.
We’ve built a business employing 4300 people in 50 countries through passion for customers, family spirit and personal commitment. We want to make our people and our customers feel good – exciting and empowering them and giving them what they need to succeed. That’s where you come in.

We are seeking to employ and train 1 apprentice(s).

You will be highly trained to work in the world of manufacturing. The initial training will be broad based and could lead to a first appointment as a Junior Technician - Engineering

Working in our Inspirational Innovation Hub you will be involved in all areas of managing a customer project. We work in the metal cutting industry and we design and manufacture tools which are used by many manufacturers. Our main customers in the Innovation Hub are Aerospace and Medical. So you could be helping to engineer a part that will be used in an aeroplane or a knee cap for an operation.
The types of duties that you will undertake will be:
- Design Engineering (CAD)
- Programming and operating manual and CNC machines,
- You will also spend time gaining experience in commercial, sales, production, design, & project tooling.

We have been recognised as one of the best workplaces in the UK by Great Place to Work in 2020 and we have award winning offices.

We believe strongly in personal and career development and we would support any apprentice wishing to continue their academic studies to BTEC HNC or degree level.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Yr 1 Mon - Thur 8am - 4.30pm Fri 8am - 12.30pm Yr 2+ Mon - Thurs 8.30 - 5pm Fri 8.30 - 3.45
Salary : £ 187.00 to £ 211.00 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 30/06/2021
Possible Start Date : 06/09/2021
Personal Qualities : Interest in Engineering / Manufacturing
Works well as part of a team
Reliable and willing to learn
Good communication skills
IT literate
Self-motivated and proactive
Works well under pressure
Skills Required : We are looking for people with a passion for engineering. Good strong communication skills are important as well as presenting and demonstrating.
You must have an aptitude for making and practical hands-on skills.

As our office is based in a rural area with limited public transport links you must be mobile and able to travel to Birmingham daily for your first year of your apprenticeship.
Future Prospects : Our apprentices have gone on to work in as Sales Engineers, Project Engineers, Design Engineers and engineering technicians. Many of our managers started their career as an Engineering Apprentice
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 : As our office is based in a rural area with limited public transport links you must be mobile and able to travel to Birmingham daily for your first year of your apprenticeship.
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