Apprentice – Sheet Metal Operator

Pay: £7.50
Hours: 37.5
Location: Musselburgh
Why an Apprenticeship at Zot

Our apprenticeship programme will see you turn your interest in engineering into valuable skills, experience and qualifications and give you everything you need to build a successful career with us.  This is your chance to earn while you learn and at the same time contribute to our outstanding work supporting many of our highly important and crucial contracts and customers.

If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you? Please send your CV and a short covering email to [email protected]

What will I learn
  • You will work in several areas within our Sheet Metal division to develop your practical skills to support, enhance and develop your Apprenticeship.
  • Basic assembly and hand tool skills
  • Reading and understanding an engineering drawing fully, including all aspects of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T).
  • CNC programming/machining and fabrication skills
  • Latest Cam (Computer Aided Manufacture) software.
  • How to measure, cut, and weld pieces according to specifications, blueprints, or directions.
  • How to connect pieces or secure seams by riveting, rolling, soldering, or using steel screws.
  • Perform assigned work on assembly lines on mechanical assembly using various fixing methods and inspection.
  • Completion of in-process inspection sheets and route cards.
  • You will learn how to deburr and inspect your own work.
  • Undertake routine maintenance and safety checks of equipment in use
Qualifications required for a Zot Apprenticeship

4 Standard Grades (1-3) / National 5 (A-C) or National 4 (or equivalent) – mandatory Mathematics and English. Plus, another 2 subjects preferably Physics or a technological subject (Tech Studies, Craft and Design, Graphic Communication, Computing).

Qualities desirable
·       Willingness to learn.

·       Interest in Engineering

·       Good communication and IT skills

·       Ability to use own initiative and a strong drive to succeed

 What Qualifications will I gain?
As a Sheet Metal Apprentice, you’ll attain base manufacturing skills in SVQ Levels 2 & 3 NC in either Manufacturing or Fabrication and Welding. Over a period of 4 years, this will be a mix of you attending college 2 days per week and working in our Sheet Metal Division working closely with our supervisors gaining hands on experience.
Important Information
We are holding an apprentice opening evening for a tour of our division on Thursday, 14th March 2024, starting at 6:00 pm.

You must be available to attend the aptitude test at EDETA Services, Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh, on Friday, March 15th, 2024, at 1:00 p.m.

Applicants must be available to attend an Interview at our EMA Division by the end of April.    


Why Zot?
·       Over 40 years of Engineering experience in all aspects of Manufacturing

·       29 days paid holiday per year (this includes eight public)

·       Workplace pension scheme (when applicable)

·       Shift allowance (where applicable)

·       Excellent on-the-job training

·       Good transport links and on-site car parking

·       Equal Opportunities Employer