Fenestration Fabricator Apprentice
Published: Oct 21, 2020
Karsal Manufacturing Ltd are looking committed and enthusiastic individual to join their team as a Fenestration Fabricator.
The Apprentices Role
The broad purpose of the role is to manufacture finished fenestration products such as conservatory roofing, curtain walls, glazed doors, glazed screening, roof lanterns, roof lights, patent/slope glazing, secondary glazing, shop fronts and windows.
Cutting and assemble profiles together made from aluminium, timber, steel or uPVC.Adding glass units, ancillary items for example, fixings and fastening, handles, hinges, locks and louvers, along with weatherproofing for example, gaskets, seals, membranes and sealants.
Working to a specification, in line with quality standards, health and safety and environmental considerations.
In their daily work, the Apprentice will interact with the production/general manager whom they report to and depending on the size of the organisation customers (internal/external), other fabricators, delivery personnel, design office, internal stores and suppliers.The Apprentice will be responsible for completing their own work, with minimal supervision, ensuring they meet set deadlines. They may work as part of a team.
Working Hours: You will be working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, timings TBC.
Wages: £166.00 per week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01752 332442.
Karsal Manufacturing is a sister company of Fenster Architectural Glazing which was established in 2006 by building façade specialist Tony Drake. His vision was to design and manufacture aluminium products for high end luxury accommodation and commercial applications. Working closely with aluminium systems manufacturers.
With a focus on style and performance, their reputation is upheld by some of the most creative projects to be seen anywhere in the South West. Their skills and design expertise are perfectly showcased by the stunning façades they have designed for both commercial and residential installations.
On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right candidate.
The successful candidate must be able to work within a team and get on with people of all ages. They must be polite and friendly with the ability to communicate with others whether it be customers or colleagues.
They will be honest and trustworthy with good time keeping and communication skills. Being polite and courteous to all customers and members of staff is also crucial at all times.
GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths above a C is desirable but a positive attitude and good work ethic is essential.
The Apprenticeship in Fenestration consists of:
Level 2 Fenestration Fabricator Standard
Most aspects of your training will be delivered on-site with the employer, and you will have regular site visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.
Skills Group will also support you to achieve Emergency First Aid and a Health and Safety Certificate, along with Internet Safety and Safeguarding.
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