Level 2 - Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering - Angus Fire Limited

About the employer: Angus Fire is a global leader in firefighting technology with a remarkable history in manufacturing fire protection products that can be traced back over 220 years. Angus Fire has continued to innovate using the latest technology to develop high quality, high performance products. We now have customers in over 100 countries spread across a wide range of industry sectors, serviced by an unrivalled worldwide distributor network.

Apprenticeship summary: 

As a Global Manufacturing Company, Angus Fire Ltd are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team, the apprentice will have the opportunity to work towards Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering.

As part of the Textile Team, you will initially be involved in learning the roles of yarn preparation and circular weaving. This will give you an excellent understanding of the types of yarn’s and machinery involved in the manufacture of Fire hoses and Industrial pipelines. Continuing your educational and practical development to the next level you will increase their depth of knowledge of the different types of technical yarns used in the manufacture of the hoses and the design & working knowledge of the machinery. Areas to be covered include:

  • Safe operation of weaving/preparation machinery
  • Setup of machinery for manufacture
  • Inspection of woven fabric
  • Maintaining quality standards
  • General housekeeping
  • Fault finding and machine diagnostics
  • Yarn types and cloth design
  • Machinery maintenance

This is a varied role on a site that has a mix of old and new machinery and technology.

Requirements and Prospects

Desired skills:

  • Logical thinking with the ability to solve problems
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective communicator

Personal qualities:

  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Hard working with a flexible attitude
  • Conscientious approach to work and study

Qualifications required:

  • GCSE grade C and above (or equivalent) in Maths
  • Acceptance is subject to college initial assessment, and interview

Apprenticeship duration: 18 months

Possible start date: 15 Jan 2018

Training Provider: Kendal College - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Engineering 

Apprenticeships allow you to gain qualifications whilst working - you will study one day per week in college and spend the rest of the week at work at Agnus Fire Ltd, usually at least 30 hours per week. Engineers design and build the things that make our world go round. Everything, from aeroplanes to buildings, comes back to engineering. This hugely diverse field can be divided into seven sub-categories: aerospace, automotive, metals, electrical equipment, electronics, marine maintenance, and mechanical engineering.

What will I learn?

On the Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations Apprenticeship you will study related NVQs, Technical Certificates and Functional Skills. During the course you will develop your theoretical knowledge, as well as skills in the workplace. This Apprenticeship covers a range of job roles in these sub-sectors. Most duties will involve the maintenance of equipment and machinery. You will take part in work shop activities in engineering manufacturing, make components using manual  tools and fitting techniques.

The apprentice will be working towards:

  • NVQ Level 2 PEO (Performing Engineering Operations)
  • EAL Level 2 Award in Industrial Environment Awareness(QCF)                          
  • ERR ( Employer rights and responsibilities)
  • Functional Skills (as required) 

How will I be assessed?

Part of your apprenticeship is delivered in the workplace. You are assessed through a variety of practical methods, presentations and group work. You will use this to build a portfolio of evidence throughout your apprenticeship. The technical certificates is achieved through an externally devised and assessed unit and/or external moderation of assessment decisions. As part of the apprenticeship framework, reviews are completed every 12 weeks by the assessor where progress is discussed by the apprentice, assessor and employer.

Future prospects: Fully qualified Electrical (or Mechanical) Maintenance Engineer, with development in leading a team. The qualifications and experience gained on this Apprenticeship will allow you to apply for further roles within this sector.


Things to Consoder: You should consider these questions as part of your application:

1) What are the key benefits to a manufacturing company employing a multiple skilled (electro-mechanical) apprentice within its maintenance facility?

2) What previous training / experience, hobbies or related study have you had that is relevant to this position?

Hours of work:

37.5 hour p/w. Initially 8:30am to 4:30pm, although shift work will become part of the working pattern at a later date. Working


To be agreed upon appointment


Station Road Lancaster LA2 7NA

Closing date:

31 Dec 2017

How to apply:

To apply for this position, the employer is requesting that you complete an application via the gov.uk apprenticeship website, you will reach this by clicking the 'apply now' button below.

It’s important to complete this form in full, answering all questions to the best of your ability, take your time and don’t rush your application. If you’re unsure and need support you can contact the Kendal College Apprenticeship Team on apprenticeships@kendal.ac.uk or 01539 814725.

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