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McMillans Coppersmiths



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£10,301 per year PRESTONPANS Full-time (35 Hours) EDETA Ltd 25/06/2021 SCQF Level 6

Job overview

Are you looking for a Fabrication and Welding career working for a company who are integral to the production of Scotch, Whisky, and other spirits?

Our Scottish Coppersmiths design, shape, and form distillation equipment for many of the major whisky, vodka, gin, rum, and tequila producers around the world. We are growing our business and offer a number of apprenticeships.

If you want to be part of a company with a long history in supporting Scotland's whisky industry and are interested in developing your skill and craft to become our next coppersmith, please get in touch.

As an apprentice Welder, you will attend college 2 days per week in year 1 and 2 days a week in year 2. The days when not at college will be spent in the workplace.

The first year will be spent 2 days per week of the time at college studying for an SVQ level 2 in Fabrication. Three days will be spent hands on in the businesses learning aspects of the role from skilled coppersmiths. Year Two sees a continuation of college at 2 days per week, studying a Welding and Fabrication NC and further hands on experience. In years 3 & 4 the apprentice will spend the workshop time, specialising in the final discipline they are likely to follow once time served. All apprentices that have successfully completed the process have been offered a full time role in the business.

Note when applying upload your CV with a covering letter to the link at the end of this Job Advert.

What will I learn?

Main duties are to: Learn how to work safely at all times whilst operate welding and fabrication equipment. Completion of college qualifications on day release with the apprentice being responsible for their own transport to the college. The same high standards are expected in college as in work.Undertaking all assigned tasks in the workshop. A structured programme will be prepared aimed at providing general experience in all aspects of our Fabrication/Welding/Coppersmiths shop.

The apprenticeship is 4 years total
First year – 2 days a week at college/3 days at McMillan's
Second year - 2 days a week at college/3 days at McMillan's beginning L3 qualification in the workplace through to year 4.
The training will take the form of a Modern Apprenticeship (4 Years) and will lead to a formal qualification of SVQ level 2 and 3 plus NC and MA

The Training provider is EDETA. (1st year at Edinburgh College SVQ level 2 part time and 2nd year for NC part time at Edinburgh College Mid Lothian Campus) Remaining time at McMillans in the workshop, completing SVQ L3 in Fab/Weld year 2 through to year 4

What qualification or qualities are required?

You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement

Hold a minimum of 3 National 5’s (or Equivalent) or above such as Maths/English/ Science or Tech Studies and/or a relevant NC qualification.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to use your own initiative and a strong self-motivation to succeed are all essential.

Enthusiasm for engineering and a determination to learn.
Ability to get on with colleagues and customers
Commitment to upholding high health and safety standards
Responsibility, reliability and dedication.

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