Engineering Manufacturing Apprentice – Vision Yachts Ltd

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Industry
Engineering
Location
Cowes
Contract
Full Time
Salary
£5 to £6 per hour
Published
16/11/2021
Closing
14/12/2021

Here at The Isle of Wight College we work with a number of employers, in a vast array of industries. A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work as a Manufacturing Apprentice for Vision Yachts Ltd.

If you are looking for the first step in your Engineering career, this could be the perfect role for you.

Based in Cowes, Vision Yachts Ltd have built up a great reputation of having extensive knowledge and a depth of experience in a wide range of composite construction. This includes: Round the World and Admirals Cup yachts, and composite components. Their main current work is for the wind turbine industry, manufacturing prototype and production composite components, as well as wood and composite mould making and development work.

The business pride themselves on their record of finishing on time and within budget, whilst maintaining high standards of workmanship and finish.

This is a unique opportunity to join a well-established island business whilst working towards a Lean Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship Qualification. 

Role & Responsibilities will include:

Working in a composite manufacturing environment learning all aspects of the workplace including:

  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental
  • Production
  • Quality Control

And many more.

The successful apprentice will learn production composite work including infusion, wet laminating bonding etc. With an insight into research and development of composite components and tooling.

 Essential qualities:

  • Punctual, reliable and takes responsibility for their own actions.
  • Show respect for others, having regard for diversity and equality.
  • Respond positively to change in the working environment.
  • Integrates within the team and supports others.
  • Can work independently and effectively in challenging situations.
  • Maintains quality of work under pressure.
  • An open and honest communicator.
  • Listens to other people’s opinions.
  • A positive and respectful attitude.
  • Follows instructions and guidance and demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Seeks opportunities to develop and adapt to different situations, environments, or technologies.

Qualifications Required:

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths (or equivalent qualification and/or ability to work towards these Functional Skills) 

Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Lean Manufacturing Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in math’s and English if required
  • 12 – 18 month duration
  • There is a requirement to complete 20% off the job training, College attendance will contribute but time spent either learning something new, other courses or any support work that is not in your usual role will also be counted

Working week:

  • 40 hours a week
  • Attendance at college as required

Wage:

  • £5 – £6 per hour depending on skills and candidate

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.30 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. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Once qualified, there may be an opportunity to progress to full time employment, depending on suitability/need at the time.

So, if this sounds like the next step you want to take with your career, then please apply below with a cover letter telling us why you feel you would be the ideal person to take on this brilliant opportunity. Don’t forget to attach your latest CV too!

ANY APPLICATIONS THAT ARE SUBMITTED WITH ONLY A CV BUT NO COVER LETTER, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 

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