Manufacturing, Engineering

Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Apprentice

  • Croydon
  • Croydon College
  • 40+ hours per week


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Your apprenticeship at Thompsons will allow you to be able to understand how to weld and fabricate a commercial vehicle body and how to fit the body onto a commercial


Your main duties include:

  • Welding and fabricating commercial vehicle bodies.
  • Fabricating and fitting manufactured bodies onto the chassis.
  • Fitting tipping gears, cranes, sub frames and hydraulic/pneumatic circuits onto commercial vehicles.
  • Liaising and communicating effectively with all colleagues.
  • Ensuring appropriate safety equipment is used and worn appropriately and all safe working practices are used at all times.
  • Ensuring that all commercial vehicles are completed within time frames specified.
  • Adherence to health and safety rules and regulations.
  • Other duties as required.



Qualifications Required

Ideally you will have achieved a grade 4 or 5 in Maths and English.


Personal Qualities

  • Being able to work independently and part of a team.
  • Excellent time keeping and attendance.
  • Communicating with others.
  • Work efficiently within a team and on an individual basis.


Skills Required

  • Have a broad understanding of commercial vehicle manufacturing.
  • Ability to work to reasonable and agreed timescales.
  • Have a clear interest in becoming an engineer.
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for the role.
  • Work well under pressure and listen to instructions well.


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