Velocity Composites LimitedBurnley

Senior Manufacturing Engineering Level 6 Apprentice

£18,000.00 - Annually


Start: 06 January 2022
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Why We Need You

Main Responsibilities:

This role will allow the post holder to train to BEng level Engineering Apprentice by undertaking a structured training programme of academic study and Project work in order to gain the required skills and knowledge to support Customer Sales, Continuous Improvement as well as the Operations function. It will provide full Engineering support to ensure conforming and cost-effective products and services are delivered to the Customer.

Key Tasks:

  • Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical personnel, developing knowledge of the manufacturing processes
  • Working alongside the Engineering, Quality and Operational teams
  • To undertake and successfully complete HNC/HND & BEng academic courses throughout the training period, achieving the academic grades and practical skills in order to entitle yearly progression leading to the award of a suitable Degree qualification in Engineering
  • To maintain a logbook (to the required standards as determined by the training provider) over the duration of the apprenticeship period, recording projects that have been undertaken and the skills learned
  • Learning and understanding the importance of Health and safety within the workspace and the College
  • To develop the skills to construct or modify processes, tools and equipment from verbal instructions and drawings to a high degree of precision
  • Interpretation and understanding of technical specifications (e.g. drawings, models, process specs) and conversion into manufacturing instructions
  • Providing engineering support to resolving day to day problems within agreed remit.
  • Maintaining configuration control of the Engineering data through the change process
  • Deploy problem solving techniques using recognised business improvement methodology
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About Velocity Composites.

Our aim at Velocity Composites is very simple: to reduce the operational costs of our customers by providing engineered kits that reduce all forms of waste from the composites supply chain. This allows our customers to focus on their core business of part manufacture and meet the global challenges around new aircraft programmes, aircraft production rate increases and the cost challenges around the volume growth in aerospace composite materials.

This waste can be in the form of material efficiency, process time, excess stock, logistics and part-to-part variation.

We achieve this by being a world class team of career composites engineers who understand the build process of our customers, who can interpret and understand their requirements and offer proven, scalable and cost effective solutions to reduce operational costs.

Our 100% in-house manufacturing teams then take these requirements and produce engineered kits with an unwavering focus on quality, repeatability and waste reduction.

To underpin these services, we have developed a bespoke MRP/ERP system which has been fully optimised to the materials and industry we operate in, including advanced real time nesting, batch control, life control, material utilisation reports, quality management, machine integration, change management and new product development/introduction.

We have also worked with some of the world’s leading equipment suppliers to develop our process machinery in line with our unique service offering, including:

  • Automated and Semi-automated cutting equipment
  • Advanced real-time nesting and material control programmes
  • Fully automated 3 axis conveyor bed cutting machines (knife and driven rotary tools with inkjet printing)
  • Fully automated 3 axis conveyor bed laser cutting for polymer films, fabrics and breathers
  • Dedicated welding equipment for 3D n


A minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent at Grade A* - C inc English & Maths plus completion of a Level 3 Engineering course.

  • Computer literate, with a good working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Team player with strong inclusiveness skills
  • Aptitude for practical science or engineering skills
  • Ability to work in cross functional teams
  • Ability to solve problems and implement new ideas to streamline processes
  • Ability to work effectively and accurately
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work as a team member and possess good interpersonal, communication and literacy skills
  • To work with efficiency, accuracy and to be able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and identify gaps in personal knowledge
  • Open to new ways of working and the ability to challenge other opinions
  • The confidence to communicate both internally and externally with suppliers / colleagues / key stakeholders
  • Ability to prioritise using a methodical and analytical approach with good time management


Address: A M S Technology Park, Billington Road, Burnley - BB11 5UB
Phone Number: 01282 440319

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