Do you live on the Isle of Wight? Kick start your career within Manufacturing and Product Assembly with this unique opportunity to join an Apprenticeship programme with a local employer.
We need Talent! Specially selected local Colleges and Training Providers are here to help you get a job as a Manufacturing Apprentice with full training. They are working with different businesses who have vacancies to fill throughout the local area.
No experience, no problem! You don’t need any previous experience of working in a Product Assembly or Manufacturing environment as full training and on-going support is provided.
As there are so many jobs available with different companies throughout the local area, we are holding an Assessment day on Tuesday 31st March 2015 on the Isle of Wight with the support of the Isle of Wight Council and the ALPHI network of learning providers.
If you are interested in the Manufacturing industry, then an Apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations could be the perfect job for you.
The kind of work you will be involved in will depend on the area that you get into but could include:
• Assembly of products from manufacturer’s instructions.
• Using hand tools to affix components.
• Finishing products, for example applying protective coating.
• Packing goods ready for shipment in crates or other containers.
• Monitoring the production process and carrying out basic testing and quality checks.
If you’ve got good practical skills, and you can work quickly and accurately, you might enjoy this job. Jobs in Manufacturing can lead on to working in different industry sectors and with further training and development in the future you could aim for working in more technically skilled or Managerial level roles.
The Assessment Centre
The Assessment day is on Tuesday 31st March in Westridge, Isle of Wight.
The day will include a range of fun tasks, as well as interviews directly with employers who have jobs they are looking to fill with an Apprentice. Lunch is provided free of charge.
A local College or Training Provider will work with you as closely as you need from the moment you apply until the day of the Assessment Centre. They will make sure you are fully prepared and able to perform at your best when meeting the employers on the day. You can ask them as many questions as you like, they are there to help you, to talk about your options and tell you everything you need to know about Apprenticeships!
If you are nervous about interviews or just need a little bit of advice to top up your confidence then this unique opportunity will certainly help you to be the best you can be and hopefully result in a job offer and a new job within Manufacturing.
Job vacancies are available with employers across the Isle of Wight.
If you are successfully offered a job then Apprenticeship training will be provided in the work place by a College or Training Provider. You will also receive regular on the job training and support from your Line Manager at your place of employment.
Apprenticeship training will include:
• Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations.
• Functional Skills level 1 in English and Maths if required.
The expected duration for the Apprenticeship training is 12-18 months.
GCSEs (or equivalent) grades A – D including Maths, English is preferred although we would still like to speak with candidates that may not have achieved their full potential but are willing to improve.
• Good attention to detail.
• Willing to learn.
• Good hand skills.
• Ability to follow instructions.
• Methodical Thinker.
Apprenticeship opportunities are available with a minimum duration of 12 – 18 months
And normally with the possibility of employment after this duration (subject to
Job Ref: APP0184
Post Title: Manufacturing Apprentice
Location: Job vacancies available across the Isle of Wight
Hours: 35 – 40 hours per week (Dependant on Vacancy)
Salary: £100 - £200 per week (Dependant on vacancy)
The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £2.73 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.
Type: Full Time Apprenticeship opportunities are available with a minimum duration of 12 – 18 months and normally with the possibility of employment after this duration (subject to availability).