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Coppersmith Welder Fabricator



Coppersmith Welder Fabricator

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Salary £13,163 per year Location PRESTONPANS Hours of work Full-time (37.5 Hours) Training provider Edeta Closing date 29/04/2023 Qualification 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.

What will I learn?

As an apprentice Fabrication 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.

Your apprentice programme will focus on the following.
• Year 1 - Completing Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) Fabrication & Welding SVQ Level 2 (2 Days) at College
• Year 2 - National Certificate (2 Days) at College Fabrication & Welding
• Year 2, 3 & - Training in the workplace, working towards an SVQ level 3(Possible HNC Y3 & 4)

You will attend Edinburgh College (Midlothian) and therefore will need to have your own transport or use of public transport when commuting to work or college when term starts.

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

Enthusiasm for engineering and a determination to learn.

Self-starter and motivated person.

Ability to get on with colleagues and customers

Commitment to upholding high health and safety standards

Responsibility, reliability and dedication.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to use your own initiative and a strong drive to succeed are all essential. What qualifications or qualities are required? Candidates should be enthusiastic team members with a natural interest and aptitude for fabrication engineering. Hold a minimum of 3 National 5’s (or Equivalent) at level C 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 drive to succeed are all essential.

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