Frederick Cooper - Level 2 - Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

  • Company: Frederick Cooper Ltd.
  • Location: Birmingham, B9 5 AZ
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: £226.59 per week
  • Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Ref: VAC-00448
  • Application Deadline Date: 01/09/2022
  • Start Date: 12/09/2022
  • Positions Available: 6
  • Working Week: 7.30am- 16.30pm Mon- Thurs and 7.30am- 4pm Fri

Brief Description

This opportunity is ideally suited to someone who is excited to start work and set themselves up for a successful career in the sector, providing opportunity to specialise in a number of different roles including wet paint spraying, powder coating, polishing, business administration and more.

Qualifications Required

For a Level 2 Apprenticeship, more focus is put on the overall attitude of applicants to forge a successful career than on formal qualifications, however a minimum 3 GCSEs or equivalent including Mathematics and English, at grade 3/ D or above is preferred.

Personal Qualities

• A positive can- do attitude to lift in general
• A true passion for embarking on a career in the sector
• A level of maturity to deal with balancing college life with work life
• A willingness to commit to the 18- month course and then to remain in the company after your apprenticeship

Skills Required

• No previous experience required
• Literate and numerate
• Goods organisational skills
• A willingness to work as part of a team
• Punctual and smartly presented at all times
• Proficient in the use of Computers and Microsoft Office – Excel and Word (Desirable)

Future Prospects

Those successfully completing the apprenticeship programme will be given opportunity to progress in the business (including wet paint spraying, powder coating, polishing, business administration and more) with increased responsibility and pay as appropriate.

Vacancy Detail

This opportunity is ideally suited to someone who is excited to start work and set themselves up for a successful career in the sector.

The role provides opportunity to work on projects for some of the world’s leading automotive brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren and Rolls Royce, as well as those from the medical, drinks (dispense) and general industrial sectors.

The level 2 Apprenticeship will last for approximately 18 months and combine both studies at MAKE UK in Birmingham and on the job learning with an experienced mentor at one of our Bordesley Green locations.

*Please note, in order to be considered you must NOT hold any level 3 qualifications (A Levels or BTECs) in engineering or other relevant qualifications. If you do hold level 3 or above qualifications you will not be eligible for this role.

As well as training and qualifications, you will also be paid a competitive rate of pay and will also be eligible for benefits, we will also support your continuing professional development after you have qualified.

As a General Operative you will be required to carry out a wide variety of tasks which whilst not an exhaustive list will include the following:

• Follow work instructions and work from job specific process cards
• Follow these instructions without deviation at all times unless specifically advised otherwise by a superior
• Where required keep records and fill out batch cards accurately
• Ensure quality standards are adhered to
• General House Keeping – keep your work area tidy including basic maintenance of machines/tools
• If required to work additional hours over and above your normal working hours in order to achieve production targets
• Follow the company standard operating procedures
• Take part in all Company training programmes and team briefing sessions
• Work in different areas throughout the factory to suit production needs
• If there is insufficient work to keep fully utilised then raise with immediate superior
• To carry out task related duties related to specific role(s) within the business
• To carry out any reasonable request from a superior
• To support and help other members of the team in times of pressure.

Other Information

Birmingham and the West Midlands has long been the heart- land of the UK Engineering and Manufacturing industry. Work in this sector can be very satisfying and with the impending skills shortage across the UK, you could be set for life as long as you put the work in. We highly recommend that you attend one of our company open events and come and experience for yourself the factory environment and speak to other workers about their experiences.

Thank you for considering Frederick Cooper, we do hope this opportunity is of interest to you, and that we see you soon; if not then we take this opportunity to wish you every success in the future.

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