Glass Processing and Manufacturing Apprenticeship

Christchurch, Dorset
£138.75 per week
05 Mar 2018
30 Apr 2018
Apprenticeship Sector
Arts, crafts and design, Glass maker
Apprenticeship Level
2 - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Full Time
Apprenticeship Qualification
Apprenticeship Standard

Learn how to fabricate Georgian and duplex designs
The Apprentice will learn all the assembly skills required in the manufacture of sealed units –

  • Safe glass handling skills
  • Loading and unloading machines
  • Using the glass washer
  • Using the automated spacer applicator
  • Butyling rigid spacer bar
  • Applying ridged bar spacer
  • Using the argon gas press
  • Machine maintenance

The Apprentice will learn all the Sealing skills required in the manufacture of sealed units –

  • How to use a two part sealing gun
  • How to use a hot melt sealing gun
  • Unit finishing
  • Machine maintenance
  • Storing units
  • loading and poling stillages

The apprenticeship will be overseen by the factory Foreman and Manager. We aim provide opportunities for development of skill and support the apprentice towards independence.

Desired skills

  • Basic knowledge of Word and Excel
  • An aptitude for things mechanical is an advantage for setting up machinery

Personal qualities

  • Bright, alert and interested.
  • Team player who needs to slot in to a relatively small but skilled workforce.
  • Must be punctual

Desired qualifications

4 GCSE's grade A*- C or equivalent including Maths, English & Science.

Future prospects

Progression to Level 3.

Things to consider

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You will receive full training on all the duties that you will be asked to carry out, usually on a one-to-one basis and a ‘mentor’ is likely to be allocated to help you through the learning process. You will also be invited and expected to attend all other mandatory training workshops carried out within the business. Must be able to travel to North Road once a week for college.