Apprentice Fabricator/Welder - Abbey Engineering - REF: 012

Company overview:

"The Abbey Group is a dynamic company dedicated to providing quality manufacturing and security services.

Engineering and manufacturing is the only thing we have ever done. This meticulous ethos runs through our entire engineering process. From planning, development, prototyping, manufacture and testing, our teams of engineers work with leading-edge technology to ensure we deliver exactly what our clients want time and time again.

We’re based in Knowsley, Liverpool and produce for global customers. We believe in working with you and taking a flexible approach, that way we can can add value and expertise to your business with exceptional results."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete Fabrication and Welding framework
  • Develop knowledge of engineering practices
  • Fabrication of steel components including cutting, drilling, welding and milling
  • Attend college and ensure all college work is completed on time
  • Adhere to all health and safety requirements
  • Attend and work on constructions sites to assist the installation team

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • GCSEs Maths and English at grade A-C/9-4
  • A desire to succeed
  • Flexibility in working practices
  • The ability to communicate efficiently

Location: Knowsley                                                  
Contracted Hours: 40.5                                          
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Include the job reference you are applying for in the subject box of an email and send it to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk


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