Apprentice Setter/Operator Mechanic - Liverpool Laser and Tube Ltd - REF: 038

Company overview:

"Liverpool Laser and Tube Limited (LLT) is a specialist Engineering Company with interests in laser cutting, metal forming and fabrication on a subcontract basis. LLT is a relatively new Business, established during March 2020, occupying an extensively refurbished 21,500 ft2 manufacturing facility on Knowsley Industrial Park. All the machinery available to LLT is high value, state-of-the-art equipment benefitting from Computer Numerical Control (CNC). Over £1.5 million has been invested to date in Capital Equipment with further expenditure of £2 million planned within the next twelve months. LLT intends to position itself at the forefront of subcontract laser manufacturing.

The three Directors of LLT are all Engineers by training, each having completed accredited apprenticeships themselves. Our own experience has strongly influenced our approach to Apprenticeships and has stimulated our desire to invest in our own Apprentice Training Programme.

Applications are invited, in writing, from enthusiastic young adults wishing to join us in our LLT project, forging a career with a forward-thinking, vibrant Business. A comprehensive training programme will be jointly undertaken by the Individual and LLT, fashioned to provide an in-house practical training programme backed by academic study to recognised standards. This programme is expected to be comprehensive in nature and between three and four years duration."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship standard in engineering
  • Machine Tool Setting and Operation
  • CNC Programming
  • CNC Laser cutting – both Sheet/Plate and Tube/Section applications
  • Metal Forming (CNC Press Brake)
  • Driver training and Operation of Forklift Truck (including licencing)
  • Academic Studies to BTEC standard on a day release basis

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted grade 4/C above in Maths and English
  • Innate mechanical aptitude and personal pride
  •  Enthusiasm to succeed in a hi-tech manufacturing environment
  • The capacity to comprehend and utilise programmes of specialised training
  • The aptitude to adopt and incorporate new skills and practices
  • Ambition, an eagerness to learn and ultimately lead

In return, you can expect: a permanent job, 37 hours per week, a remuneration package which reflects the importance of this position, 28 days annual holiday (rising to 33 days) an invitation to join the LLT Contributory Pension Scheme, an extensive programme of training, support, respect and inclusion plus various additional on-the-job benefits. The directors of LLT are committed to extend opportunity to all employees – and the apprenticeship is no exception.

Location: Knowsley                               
Contracted hours: 37                                                      
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020

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