Manufacturing Apprentice – Engineering Industry – ACS Stainless Steel Fixings Ltd (LS9 0DR)

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Closing Date

8 March 2020

Possible Start Date

16 March 2020

If you have a passion for engineering and want to further your career then this vacancy will give you the opportunity to train alongside the Site Engineer.


This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a passion for Engineering. The right candidate would gain experience in all areas within the first year with the option to specialise in the second year. You will gain experience with the following:

– Brake Press Setting and Operation
– Punch Press Setting and Operation
– Free hand Welding
– Machine Welding
– Laser cutter and Nesting
– Warehouse and Packaging work
– Admin / operating computer systems
– Maintenance

HNC/HND would be offered for the right candidate. There would also be chance of progression at the end of level 3 and their BTEC into the office for potential draftsman/design engineer if HNC/HND were pursued.

About the Employer

ACS is a leading manufacturer and designer of structural building components such as wall ties, wind posts, masonry support and brick slip systems – all essential components used for the construction of modern-day structures, large or small.

Things to Consider

• Starting salary of £4.90 per hour, with a review after 6-12 months.
• Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Training to be Delivered

Improving Operational Performance – Engineering Manufacture – Pathway – Fabrication and Welding

Competence qualifications available to this pathway:
Level 2 NVQ Performing Engineering Operations
• Working safely in an engineering environment
• Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
• Using and communicating technical information
Leeds(Printworks Campus)
• Producing sheet metal components and assemblies
• Producing plate work components and assemblies
• Preparing and using manual MIG,MAG and other continuous wire welding equipment.

Knowledge qualifications available to this pathway:
City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Engineering (QCF)
• Working in engineering
• Principles of engineering technology
• Principles of fabrication of welding technology
Leeds (Printworks Campus)
• Welding by MIG process
• Fab sheet metal work
• Fabrication thick plate, bar and sections

Functional Skills qualifications:
Level 1 Functional Skill in English
Level 1 Functional Skill in Maths

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+ Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Vacancy Details

Apprenticeship Level

Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Employer Name

ACS Stainless Steel Fixings Ltd

Employer Address

1 Innovation Way
Cross Green
West Yorkshire

Expected Duration

12 Months

Working Week

Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5.00pm.

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£196 Weekly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

• Desirable GCSE grades C/4 or above in Maths, English and ICT or AS levels (or equivalent) is essential.

• Acceptance is subject to college interview, initial assessment and taking a skill area test.

Desired Skills

• Ability to use initiative when working alone, within given instructions
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
• Good communication skills, including excellent telephone manner
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Commitment to providing excellent standards of customer service

Personal Qualities

• Reliable and punctual with the ability to work individually and as part of a team
• A pro-active approach to learning and work is essential.
• Degree of maturity required
• Confident and well presented
• A pro-active approach to learning, work and self-development is essential.

Future Prospects

For the right candidate this could lead to permanent employment with excellent career opportunities.

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