Apprentice Welder

Location: Nottingham
Employer: Blackburn Starling & Company Ltd
Weekly pay: £146.25
Closing date: 30 July 2019
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Short description

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join our team due to an extended period of growth. We are looking for an Apprentice fab and welder.

Full description

Vision Apprentices are delighted to be working with Blackburn Starling and Company Ltd to Recruit an Apprentice Welder.

Blackburn Starling is one of the UK's largest Electrical Switchgear Manufacturers and Control Engineers offering an unrivalled combination of experience and capability. The company's long trading history (149 years) derives from its commitment to technology driven growth and dedicated support for its customers.

The company operates from a 4.5 acre manufacturing facility on the Queens Drive Industrial Estate in Nottingham which covers: Sales, Tendering, Engineering Design, SCADA/PLC Software, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Powder Coating, Manufacturing, Testing, Delivery, Installation and Commissioning.

Blackburn Starling supply LV Switchgear, Motor Control Centers (MCCs) and Systems Integration Solutions throughout the United Kingdom across a broad spectrum of Industry. Industry Sectors include Sewage & Water Treatment, Aggregates, Oil & Gas, Transport, Communications, Process and Power Generation (including Nuclear & Renewable). For further company information please visit

To support their continued growth, Blackburn Starling is looking to appoint a number of Control Panel Wirers to join their well-established teams. The role is varied and will involve working in design, fabrication assembly, copper bus bar manufacture and assembly, gear plate assembly/wiring and final electrical assembly including intelligent/conventional products covering LV Switchgear and MCCs.

You will initially be part of a small team and will have the opportunity to move around the various teams on the shop floor to allow you to develop your skill set and become a multi skilled Engineer. You will be working in a modern manufacturing environment and should be practically minded with a strong academic background (particularly in mathematics and sciences), enthusiastic, hardworking and reliable.

As part of your apprenticeship you will attend Vision West Nottinghamshire College 1 day per week to complete an Electrical Engineering apprenticeship. You will study at the newly opened Engineering Innovation Centre.

The overall objective of the job is to:

To undertake a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding leading to a nationally recognised qualification and accreditation. This will involve ‘day release' training at West Nottinghamshire College.

Work under close supervision commensurate with ‘on the job' training within the Company, contributing in an efficient, co-operative and constructive manner in all aspects of the business in which you become involved.

To become proficient in the application and use of a wide range of tools required to fulfil the role.

Under supervision, carry out such tasks and duties that are calculated to contribute to the requisite levels of performance and competence. These will include:

Welding, fabrication and sheet metalwork, including shearing, folding etc.

  • Changing Voltage
  • Measurement and inspection techniques,
  • Fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools and marking out,

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

The employer reserves the right to close this vacancy early should a suitable candidate be identified prior to the published closing date

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