Apprentice Engineering Operative Level Two

Bird Bellows - Radnor Park Industrial Estate, Congleton CW12 4UQ

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Bird Bellows
Bird Bellows
Vacancy title
Apprentice Engineering Operative Level Two
Bird Bellows - Radnor Park Industrial Estate, Congleton CW12 4UQ
Advertised salary
Employment type
Working pattern
Monday - Thursday (36hrs) 4 day week
Closing date
11 July 2024

Apprentice Engineering Operative

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join our friendly and growing apprenticeship programme at Senior Bird Bellows. Our apprenticeships provide the opportunity to earn while you learn in an organisation committed to your professional development.

As an apprentice, you will work alongside experienced colleagues in our manufacturing business to gain valuable practical skills and experience in a hands-on environment and attend college as part of day release to study for your nationally recognised qualification. Our manufacturing engineering apprenticeship can take between 12-18 months to complete. The successful applicant will gain an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering operations.

Level 2

Monday - Thursday (36hrs - Condensed)

Who is Senior Plc?

Senior is a FTSE listed international manufacturing group with 26 operations in 12 countries. Senior designs, manufactures and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace, defence, and land vehicle and power and energy markets.

We have a long history of well-respected brands and an excellent reputation in our key market sectors. Senior delivers value to its customers and shareholders via operational excellence that is underpinned by its people and processes.

Our global values underpin what we do, and how we do it…

Safety – Integrity – Customer Focus – Respect and Trust – Accountability – Excellence

Who is Senior Bird Bellows?

Based in Congleton, Cheshire, Senior Bird Bellows was established in 1975 as a family run operation serving the petro-chemical and gas industries. Since then, we have evolved to become one of the industry leaders in the design, development and manufacture of pressure duct systems, flexible joints and insulation for highly regulated industries. We have established customers in aerospace (both civil and military), as well as in the nuclear, oil and gas, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.

What does the job involve (key duties and responsibilities)?

Convert raw materials (Titanium, Stainless steel and Nickel Alloy) and purchased parts into saleable manufactured products, using production tooling and machinery in accordance with relevant engineering drawings and manufacturing instructions.

Ensure that the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) is used for the operations being performed.

Adhere to the required standards of behaviour and discipline both on site and in college.

Utilise tools and machinery in a safe manner and in accordance with all safety instructions.

Demonstrate a commitment to quality and continuous improvement. 

Maintain a high standard of health and safety based upon safe working practices. 

What qualifications, key skills and experience do I need?

  • Grade 3 or above in GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths & English and two other subjects
  • Ability to follow instructions during on and off the job training
  • Positive attitude to learning new skills both on site and at college
  • Excellent timekeeping both on on site and at college
  • Receive, retain, and process information both on and off the job
  • Maintain high levels of accuracy and error checking

We offer a competitive apprentice rate, great benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress your career.

The benefits include:

  • Competitive apprentice rate
  • Excellent pension and life assurance scheme
  • Career and development opportunities
  • 27 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Birthday vouchers
  • Health and Wellbeing services
  • Wellbeing/Occupational Health clinics
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free parking
  • Social events