Laser Operator Apprenticeship
Barrett Steel
2d ago

About the company

From Henry Barrett starting the business in 1866, Barrett Steel has provided over 150 years of a hands-on customer service approach, a mindset that sets us apart from our competitors.

A leading steel stock holding business, Barrett Steel has 44 companies within the group employing 1100 employees across 27 locations in the UK with their own distribution fleet.

About the role

Develop your career by spending time in all departments of our successful business!

We provide a fantastic opportunity to develop your long-term career within a forward-thinking organisation. Our people are the driving force behind Barrett Steel, and we seek individuals who are passionate, hard-working, ambitious and demonstrate a can-do’ attitude to help us build and develop the business.

All we ask for this role is that you are driven, collaborative , customer focused and goal oriented , with efficient organisational skills and can work innovatively and creatively !

You will work on rotation and learn all areas of the operation including :

  • Warehouse Operations; Laser, Bending, Steel Tube Manipulation, Material Handing and Picking & Packing.
  • Production Planning
  • Quality
  • Health & Safety
  • CAD Team
  • Transport (with Drivers)
  • You will be given the training necessary to carry out duties in all of these departments, including mentoring by a strong, established operational team.

    We offer you

  • A Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship with Dudley College (1 day at college weekly)
  • 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with an annual salary of £10,000
  • 21 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • A long-term career in the business with progression opportunities
  • A mentor during your time on the apprenticeship
  • Peer support - the opportunity to work alongside similar individuals as we are taking on 7 apprentices across Operations and Administration
  • Opportunity for laser training in Italy in year 2
  • This is a 15 month programme, where you will gain a Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing. There is an English and Maths GCSE requirement for the course but if you do not have it, don’t worry as the college can provide support to gain this qualification before you begin.

    Where next?

    After completion of the apprenticeship programme, most individuals will go on to work in a Laser Operative role with the opportunity for further training and to become a master in that field or a Supervisor.

    However, this is a large operation and you may find other areas interesting as an alternative, we will discuss this path with you regularly.

    All About You

    Our ideal candidate might be a school / college leaver and will be honest, eager to learn with a strong can-do attitude and possess a confident and bright personality.

    Or you may have some work experience and want to try something different or develop your skills further.

    You should be organised and methodical in your approach with a genuine interest in developing a career with Barrett Steel.

    A good level of IT is essential; you must be able to confidently use Microsoft packages such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint at a basic level.

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