Plastic Fabricator and Welder Apprentice – BARKSTON PLASTICS ENGINEERING LIMITED (LS9 0DX)

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Are you hard working, keen to learn and able to use your own initiative? Do you want to work for a business that produces varied goods for clients across the world? If yes, we have the right opportunity for you. Becoming an Apprentice with Barkston Plastic will allow you to build a range of skills in a supportive and successful business.


  • How to identify and understand the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of materials.
  • Plastic welding, routers, manual miller, lathe, annealing ovens, pillar drills, flame polishers.
  • How to understand and follow engineering drawings and CAD models for projects from a variety of industries including pharmaceutical, emergency services and the car industry.
  • Fabrication – how to fabricate units following a job sheet.
  • Quality control and inspection procedures to BSI standards.
  • Use power tools such as angle grinders safely.
  • Recognised manufacturing standards for housekeeping, maintenance etc such as 5s.
  • How to identify and manage maintenance needs for a manufacturing unit.

About the Employer

Barkston Plastics Engineering Limited has a long serving workforce and is looking for the next set of skilled staff to develop their careers. Becoming and Apprentice with Barkston Plastics Engineering Limited will allow you to build a wide range of manufacturing skills within a supportive and successful business. Our Apprentices follow a structure programme under which you will receive close monitoring from experience fabricators, alongside support from our Apprenticeship provider both at college and in the workplace.

Training to be Delivered

The training you will be getting

  • Engineering Operative Level 2 (Fabrication and Welding)
  • Leeds City College (Printworks Campus)
  • One day a week delivery model

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Vacancy Details

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Apprenticeship Level

Level 2 (GCSE)

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Expected Duration

21 Months

Working Week

Monday - Thursday 8am to 4:30pm Friday 8am to 2:30pm

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Wage Amount

Competitive| This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

Desired Qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Desired Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative

Future Prospects

  • It is envisaged that there will be roles available for suitable candidates.
  • Progression onto Metal Fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship.

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