Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering

About The Company

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was formed following the merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa in 2017. Together we are creating a leader in the renewable energy industry, to provide cleaner, more reliable and more affordable energy to society, and to create lasting value for all stakeholders. We have installed capacity of 83GW worldwide, €11bn in revenue, an order backlog of €21bn and we operate in over 90 countries.

Our facility in Hull produces wind turbine blades for our Offshore Wind Turbines and supplies the UK offshore wind farm projects.

About The Role

Our Apprenticeships are site based and will take up to four years to become fully qualified. Apprentices work towards a technical certificate and an employer owned standard level 3 qualification (NVQ). You will be fully trained in all aspects of the Wind industry within the Siemens bespoke programme. (We will not be providing the training in all aspects)

In year 1 of your apprenticeship, you will be at college full time where you will start your technical certificate and attend Siemens Gamesa composites training programme. In year 2 you will complete your technical certificate at college on day release whilst rotating around the production departments in the factory. You will then complete the final 18 months of your apprenticeship in your home department to achieve your qualification.

Apprenticeship department opportunities will include; production and manufacturing, equipment engineering, maintenance and quality control. Final placements will be based on availability within the department, individual performance of the apprentice and projects in progress or due to commence.

During your placement, you will be allocated a mentor who will support you through your apprenticeship, 12 weekly performance reviews, regular academic reviews with our training partners and yearly target setting, will ensure your apprenticeship is a success.

Your day to day duties will typically include:

  • Preparation of Blade Production Materials and Equipment
  • Blade Manufacture
  • Quality Control Inspection and Analysis
  • Maintenance of Production equipment
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Aspects
  • Warehouse and Logistics
  • Continuous and Business Improvement implementation

About You

Skills Required:

The right commitment and enthusiasm for a career in a leading-edge engineering environment is critical. In addition, the following skills are required:

  • Possess a strong commitment and enthusiasm to the role and the apprenticeship
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and can work comfortably as an individual or in a team
  • Experience of common Microsoft packages and good IT skills
  • Good manual skills
  • Strong interest in manufacturing, engineering and technology
  • Selecting appropriate techniques, procedures and methods in manufacturing
  • Identifying and selecting materials (resins, matrix and core)
  • Designing and preparing mould tools
  • Designing and manufacturing components
  • Reading and understanding drawings
  • Operating machinery associated with manufacturing
  • Carrying out maintenance to machines or equipment to comply with preventative maintenance plans
  • Application of problem solving and continuous improvement tools

Qualifications Required:

GCSE's or equivalent at Grade C or above which must include Maths, English Language and Science and Level 2 ICT is an advantage.

How to apply

How the recruitment process works

Once the job advert closes we will review all applications and if we think that you’re the right fit for the role, you will be shortlisted. If you pass this stage, you will then be invited to join us at our Recruitment Assessment Centre which will take place at Hull at the end of April 2019. Finally, if you pass this final part of the selection process you will be offered an up to four year fixed term contract of employment subject to you successfully passing a medial and fitness test.

You will also need to provide the correct Right to Work documentation and relevant exam certification.

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