Milton Keynes College

Trainee Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship (L2)

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£230 per week
17 Aug 2018
31 Aug 2018
Subject Area
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Employer: Niftylift Ltd

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate

Possible start date: 10th September 2018

Working week: Monday to Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm, 40 hours per week

Are you looking to start a career in Engineering? Are you self-motivated, with good manual dexterity and problem solving skills. Niftylift have opportunities available where you can develop into a top class practical Manufacturing Technician.

Niftylift Limited are Europe's market leaders in the design, development, manufacture and service of state of the art Aerial Work Platforms.  We supply a global market place with good value, innovative, quality access solution products.  

We require people who are self-motivated, have good manual dexterity and problem solving skills. The job will be a hands on role, based at Milton Keynes within Production, Sub Assembly, Product Assembly Lines, Logistics, Service, Test & Development. The successful applicant will develop into a top class practical Manufacturing Technician with expert knowledge in Mechanical, Electrical and Hydraulic assembly, linked to developing, building and servicing the Niftylift product range.

During the 4 year programme, students will develop their practical skills in the role of Trainee Manufacturing Technician and on successful completion of the training programme / apprenticeship, full time employment may be offered in the following position:

Production / Assembly - Manufacturing Technician

This role requires adaptable team players with a proven skills, knowledge and experience of mechanical assembly, along with hydraulic and electrical installation.  The role requires operating to high quality / workmanship standards, within a manufacturing cell / flow line production environment.  You will be required to perform a range of manufacturing / production operations to the required quality standard, on time and within commercial competition cost budgets (i.e. logistics / materials handling, preparation, painting, mechanical assembly, electrical assembly, fitting / fabrication, service / maintenance and development).

Desired skills:

  • Good communication skills
  • Manual dexterity skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to meet deadlines

Personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic and self motivated
  • Adaptable team player
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Keen to learn and achieve

Desired qualifications:

Minimum of 3 GCSE's (or equivalent):  Grade 3 (D) or above in Maths, Grade 3 (E) or above in English and Science

Candidates with a Level 2 or equivalent Engineering qualification may be considered for our Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship

This position is suitable for all school leavers and predicted grades will be acceptable


The Apprenticeship framework (based at MK College):

The Level 2 Diploma will be delivered on a day release basis, and will be delivered as a mix of workshop and classroom training, with an emphasis on the development of practical skills.

Learners would enrol on a Level 2 Apprenticeship framework, specifically, Improving Operational Performance (code 504) and complete:

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO)
  • EAL Level 2 Award in Industrial Environmental Awareness (IEA)

Transferrable Skills training:

  • English Functional Skills - Level 1 or 2
  • Mathematics Functional Skills - Level 1 or 2
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills - Level 2
  • Award in Employment Rights and Responsibilities - Level 2

In House Training / Experience:

EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations - Delivered over 1 year

Learning, experiencing and mastering all of the skills, systems and practices in the following department, flowlines and cells:

  • Electrical Sub Assembly Cell
  • 150/170 Production Line / Cell
  • Mechanical Sub Assembly Cell
  • 120 T Product Line / Cell
  • Preparation & Paint Cell 
  • HR21 MK2 Production Line / Cell
  • Rework Cell 
  • SD210 Production Line / Cell
  • Development Cell
  • HR15/17 Product Line / Cell
  • Service Department 
  • HR28 Product Line / Cell
  • Stores / Logistics Department
  • HR12 Product Line / Cell
  • PDI & Test (Quality) 
  • Customisation Product Cell
  • Maintenance Department
  • TM40 Product Line / Cell