The Plymouth Manufacturers Group (the ‘PMG’) is working together with “Building Plymouth” to hold an Apprenticeship Jobs Fair at Plymouth Guildhall in the City Centre on Saturday 4th March 2017 – from 10:00am until 3:00pm.
The event is open to prospective apprentices who are looking to commence employment and training either this year or next, plus (for younger applicants) their parents, guardians and other family members.
It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet all the top employers who are offering hundreds of local apprenticeships in Manufacturing & Engineering, Construction & the Built Environment.
Young people will be able to try their hand at taster activities, demonstrations, sample products, competitions and also meet Plymouth apprentices already working within these dynamic industries.
If you are after more detailed information about the requirements of an apprenticeship programme, this document entitled: Improving Operational Performance (England) is an apprenticeship framework that is commonly used within the manufacturing sector.
It is a detailed and somewhat technical document for use mainly by employers and colleges to ensure clarity and consistency in what the apprentice is expected to both learn and experience in order to qualify. Nevertheless, it usefully explains the three pathways to achieving the framework, namely: Performing Engineering Operations Level 2, Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2 and Business Improvement Techniques Level 2.
It also gives an introductory background to the sector (p10-11) and sets out its aims and objectives (p12). It stipulates the required entry conditions (p13) and explains the possible selection process. On pages 17, 31 and 43 it provides examples of the types of job roles that each of the three pathways might lead to.