Production Technician Apprentice

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED

Apprenticeship summary

Pilkington UK Limited has exciting opportunities for individuals who wish to begin a successful career as a Manufacturing Technician in a world-leading glass manufacturing business.
You will be qualified up to Level 3 in Manufacturing with the possibility of progression to HNC Qualification and permanent employment.

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Closing date: April 30, 2024

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Wage:
£17,000.00
Total hours per week:
37.5
Expected duration (weeks):
115
Positions (available):
2
Date posted:
January 19, 2024
Possible start date:
September 2, 2024
Apprenticeship level:

Advanced

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business which has a proven track record of developing apprentices who aspire to become team leaders and managers in the UK and around the world.

The apprenticeship programme will cover all aspects of our glass manufacturing processes, including time spent in the following areas:

* Hot End (raw materials, melting, forming, annealing)

* Cold End (cutting, snapping, stacking, glass transporting)

* Online Coatings (chemical vapour deposition, value added product range)

* Offline Coatings (value-added glass processing line)

Apprentices will gain knowledge of basic mechanical and electrical engineering principles, leadership skills, quality control, health and safety training, and exposure to non-operational functions (Planning, Finance, Commercial) at our world- class manufacturing facilities in St Helens.

Additional training such as health and safety, de-fib, first aid,  and vehicles (including forklift trucks) will all be provided by the business.

 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a business which has a proven track record of developing apprentices who aspire to become team leaders and managers in the UK and around the world.

The apprenticeship programme will cover all aspects of our glass manufacturing processes, including time spent in the Hot End, Cold End, Online Coatings and Offline Coatings.

Additional training such as health and safety, de-fib, first aid,  and vehicles (including forklift trucks) will all be provided by the business.

You will attend Pilkingtons site (WA9 5DZ) 4 days per week 8am – 4pm with day release to Waterside Training Ltd (WA9 1TW) 8.45am – 4.30pm to complete your qualification.

You will receive a Level 3 City & Guilds Qualification in Manufacturing with the option of progression to a Level 4 HNC Qualification and be working on the Science Manufacturing Level 3 standard.

Opportunities to progress to Process Operator (Hot End or Cold End); Utility Team Technician; or Off-Line Process Technician.
Further progression and development to Team Leader and Management positions with the opportunity to study further qualifications such as HNC and HND for candidates who demonstrate the required attitude and abilities.
Funding for degrees is available, subject to business requirements, throughout your career.

Employer

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED

As a member of the NSG Group, Pilkington United Kingdom Limited is one of the leading glass suppliers in the UK. We manufacture, process and distribute glass in the UK using the most advanced glass and coating technology. We offer a wide range of innovative flat glass solutions for the construction industry, and we also manufacture and supply products for non-building related applications such as digital signage and display. The Pilkington brand is synonymous with technical excellence and service in the glass industry. With buildings accounting for almost 50 percent of the energy consumed in developed countries, increased focus is being placed on legislation and policies to improve their energy efficiency. Our products play a vital role in this area as well as in reducing CO2 emissions. Other advanced functionalities of our glass include fire protection, noise insulation, safety and security, privacy, decoration and even self-cleaning properties. Glass also has an important role to play in the developing Solar Energy sector. We supply products for all three of the leading technologies, converting power from the sun into clean renewable energy. Based in St Helens and at the NSG Group's European Technical Centre nearby in Lathom, Lancashire, we employ around 3,000 people across the UK.

Training

Training Provider:

ST HELENS COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard:

Science manufacturing technician (level 3)