Apprentice Engineer

Vacancy Ref: VC0091 Sector: Mechanical Engineering
Location: Blackburn Postcode Area: BB1
Salary/Hour: 3.50 Hours: 37.5
Entry Qualifications: Maths English A-E GCSE
Skills & Qualities:
Willing to learn & listen, hardworking & punctual
Job Description:
The Thompson's Group is the UK’s No.1 tipper bodybuilder; a true market leader that builds and sells more tipper bodies than all its competitors combined.
Thompsons leads the UK tipper bodybuilding industry.
From producing its first tipper body in 1973, Thompsons has built over 30,000 tipper bodies of which around half are still running today.
Our bodies cover the full commercial vehicle range from 3.5 to 44 tonnes gvw.
Thompsons customers are not only in the construction sector, but also in waste, environment, highways, utilities and rental.
Most of our bodies are built in steel. Top of the rigid range is the Load master, with some 15,000 examples being delivered in the last 20 years.
As a major development, Thompsons is now adding trailers to its range of tippers.
We also supply skip loaders and hook loaders, delivering some 250 – 300 examples every year.
Thompsons is the first (and only) UK tipper bodybuilder to offer both internet shopping for Parts and genuinely nationwide aftersales Service support.
Our Apprenticeship scheme offers the individual an all-round overview of the Thompsons product.
You will follow each production process to gain an overall knowledge of the product and company and will learn all the skills required form Welding & Fabrication, Truck chassis fitting and hydraulic installations, pneumatic circuits, on-site service response and repairs, vehicle finishing, quality assurance and vehicle electrical systems and circuits.
This training programme will allow the individual to eventually form their own patch in a chosen field within our production process.

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