Apprentice Electrical Panel Builder Production

Purpose of the Position:

To work in conjunction with West Notts College to attain a qualification in Electrical Panel Building.

A 4-year apprenticeship leading to Engineering Fitter Level 3 –Electrical Pathway, including: Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering BTEC Diploma in advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Learn how to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications.

Be trained on how to assemble a range of control panels.

Learn how to inspect and test components.

Learn how to maintain control panels, machines and equipment.

Learn about the wiring of panels and how to diagnose and rectify faults.

Gain a good understanding of the sector and the products and services supplied by AF Switchgear.

Attend college and produce work of a high standard.

Reporting to:

Team Leaders / Operations Manager

Hours of Work:

08:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday

Essential Qualifications / Experience :

Time management skills

Organisational skills

Attention to detail

Smart professional appearance

Self motivated and reliable

Confident with meeting / speaking to new people and

conversing with ease

Genuine interest in the sector

Minimum GCSE Level 4 (Grade C) in Maths / English

If you would like to be considered for this role, please contact West Notts College Apprenticeships Freephone 0800 121 8317

Apprentice Metal Fabricator Level 3 Fabrication

Purpose of the Position:

To work in conjunction with West Notts College to attain a qualification in metal fabrication (development & knowledge)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Structure, properties and characteristics of common metals.

Looking at typical problems which may arise.

Approved diagnostic methods.

Importance of using approved processes.

How roles and functions in the organisation interact

The need to continually review fabrication and general engineering processes in work place meetings.

Tools and techniques for cutting, shaping, assembling and finishing materials.

Pattern development processes, tooling and equipment and cutting and forming techniques,

tooling and equipment.

Assembly, finishing and inspection techniques.

Factors influencing selection of forming process and principles, procedures, and testing of different joint techniques.

Using equipment associated with manual or mechanised joining techniques including

maintenance and consumables.

Effects of heating and cooling metals.

How to interpret relevant engineering data and documentation.

Attend college and produce work of a high standard

To adhere to the Job Pack information, including signing Job Pack forms.

To refer to and follow the Company Personnel Instructions where appropriate.

To remain on the job in a productive role.

To assist the Works Supervisor, Lead Operative and mentors.

To listen to the mentors and develop skills.

To inform Works Supervisor, Lead Operative and mentors of any urgently required equipment.

To inform Works Supervisor, Lead Operative and mentors of any concerns regarding parts/build/

people/equipment.

To effectively maintain the tidiness, safety and cleanliness of the work areas.

As required sign for the receipt of delivered goods, deliver goods to the required area, forward any signed paperwork to the Works Supervisor.

Working closely with the FabricationsManufacturing Team, including Works Supervisor,

Lead Operatives, mentors other Works Operatives as well as Fabrication Contracts Engineer and the Engineering team.

Reporting to:

Works Supervisor and Lead Operative and

Fabrication Engineering Manager

Essential Qualifications / Experience:

Minimum GCSE Level 4 (Grade C) in Maths /English

Good attention to detail

Self motivated and reliable

Genuine interest in this field of manufacturing

If you would like to be considered for this role, please contact West Notts College Apprenticeships Freephone 0800 121 8317

Apprentice of the Year Award 2023

Apprentice of the Year Award 2023

Apprentice of the Year Award 2023

AF SWITCHGEAR APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD 2023

Since our greatest asset is our workforce, we have supported an Apprentice training scheme since 1981. This has provided us with a continued source of skilled employees for progression to many Management, Sales, Engineering, Administration and Accounting positions within the current organisational structure.

The Advance Modern Apprenticeship Scheme offered by AF Switchgear follows recognised BTEC and NVQ qualification programmes of high quality ‘off-the-job’ and ‘on-the-job’ training to develop qualified JIB Electrical Fitters, Fabrication Welders roles within a four-year period. We work with Vision West Notts College as our preferred training provider offering excellent world class training facilities.

In connection with this week being ‘National Apprentice Week’ yesterday we announced our Apprentice of the Year Award for 2023 and our winner is Fernie Cooling.

Fernie is halfway through the 3rd year of her Apprenticeship with us and is currently on secondment working alongside our Engineers as a Trainee Applications Engineer.

I asked Fernie how her secondment has been going and here is her reply:

“I have been fortunate to have the opportunity for the additional training, it has given me a better idea of what goes into the panels we wire, and how all the devices work with each other which I am confident will improve my overall work when I go back onto the shop floor in May. I have learned a lot with the engineers, who have all been incredibly patient and supportive of my learning, always taking the time to answer all my questions and explain things in detail for me.”

 

A huge well done to Fernie and we wish her all the best with the remainder of her Apprenticeship with AF Switchgear.