The role will involve assistance with making prototypes and small assemblies of retail display units. Working as part of a small team the trainee will be expected to learn through observation and hands on experience, what is involved in building models and production ready prototypes. Training will be given but this role would suit someone who already has a good level of manual dexterity and who enjoys making things. Maybe they built airfix models in their youth, or enjoyed Craft Design and Technology at school, either way an ability and willingness to make things is a distinct advantage together with a curiosity to know how things work and go together.
The role will primarily be in support of someone else, but the trainee will be expected to work on their own initiative once a certain level of competency is achieved with any given task. Working as part of a team they will be expected to be a good communicator with the ability to take direction and share in the collective process of working towards meeting deadlines.
It is hoped that within the apprentice period the trainee will be able to become competent and relaibale in providing support to the established team. This work will include aspects such as gluing machined parts together accurately, assembly work of various types from small counter top display units to larger floor standing displays.
On the job training will be given but it is important that the trainee has a willingness to learn and a basic level of manual dexterity on which training can be built. Ideally a basic understanding of CAD would also be helpful. They must be able to communicate well in English and have basic Maths and English GCSE qualifications. A working knowledge and usage of the basic packages of Word, Excel, Email and the internet is also a pre-requisite.