Sheet Metal Apprentice

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Number of vacancies:

Company name:
Rittal CSM Ltd

Company location:
Roborough, Plymouth

Salary per week:

37.92 hours a week


We have an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to kick-start their career with an Apprenticeship in Sheet Metal Manufacturing. Studying with City College Plymouth, you will be able to earn while you learn – becoming a valued member of our workforce in the process.

• Do you have a strong hands-on aptitude for mechanical engineering?
• Do you have an enthusiastic approach to work and learning?
• Do you have the ability to work effectively as part of a fast moving team?

If you answered yes to the above, then this could be the apprenticeship for you!

The apprenticeship programme has been designed to provide candidates with comprehensive training in all Sheet Metal production activities.

You will learn how to set and operate machines including:

Power Press.
CNC Piercing or Folding.
Press Brake
This is a Level 2 Apprenticeship programme run in conjunction with City College Plymouth involving:

A one-year day release programme to gain a level 2 technical certificate in mechanical engineering.
Work-based learning and training to gain a level 2 NVQ in an engineering / manufacturing discipline.
Extensive on-the-job training with one of our experienced machine setters.


All training to be provided by City College Plymouth in collaboration with the company themselves throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. An NVQ in Engineering Level 2+ will be awarded to the successful candidate on completion of the apprenticeship.

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills
Good interpersonal skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively as part of a team
Ability to prioritise workload / study units to meet deadlines

Personal qualities
A strong aptitude for mechanical engineering.
A proactive approach to work and learning.
The ability to work effectively as part of a fast moving team.

Desired qualifications
Ideally, candidates will have a minimum of Grade D in Maths and English or equivalent.


Candidates will be guaranteed permanent, full-time employment once the apprenticeship is complete, with the opportunity to further develop their career” be added after the potential to progress onto level 3.

Other info:

As a part of the application process, you may be required to undertake diagnostic assessments with City College Plymouth. Please ensure that you check your emails for a City College Plymouth application form, this will need to be filled and returned for you to complete these assessments. Until these assessments are complete your application will not be viewed by the company.