Job Type: Apprenticeship
What you need to know: Closes 19/06/20
Ritchie Precision is a specialised precision engineering business based in Livingston, Scotland and has been in operation since 1975.
In the nineties, demand from the Scottish-based electronic manufacturing industry resulted in Ritchie Precision developing a standard range of spare parts, for the Surface Mount Technology (SMT) market. Techniques and skills learnt in this “small piece, tight tolerance” market led to prototype, and then production work in the Opto-electronic and Laser sectors. These markets now account for some 70% of the business mix, with Ritchie being key supplier of small parts to several leading opto-electronics firms and world leading laser companies.
Continuous re-investment in modern manufacturing equipment – CNC machines range from 10-axis lathes to 5-axis mills – and a mounting customer base plus rising turnover has seen Ritchie Precision increasing both plant and staff numbers during the recent years. This has also assured quick turnaround of prototypes and parts, as demanded by our leading edge customers. The majority of parts are ultrasonically cleaned and sealed in our Class 10K cleanroom, prior to delivery.
Markets include: Laser photonics, oil & gas, medical, power generation, ultra sonic, opto-electronic, scientific instrumentation and prototyping.
Ritchie Precision is looking to recruit 4 Machining Apprentices for their manufacturing facility in Livingston.
What will I learn?
Candidates will work towards SVQ's at levels 2 & 3. The will also be required to obtain a suitable academic qualification in an engineering discipline to at least National Certificate (NC) level. Candidates will receive comprehensive training initially at our Training Provider EKGTA in East Kilbride and thereafter in our various locations in the local area.
What qualification or qualities are required?
You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement
It is preferred that candidates have or expect to gain National 5 Grades in English, Maths, Physics and Craft/Technical subjects at Band C (or above). It is also preferred that they will be literate, numerate with some computing and keyboard skills. Candidates also must have good personal presentation and communications skills.
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