Why an apprenticeship? Why Ibstock? Ibstock apprenticeship Vacancies
The Ibstock Technical Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship is unique, it has been developed in house to suit our future requirements in the business. The apprenticeship will last for about 4 years, you will be based at one of our factories, but will be expected to undertake extensive travel / short secondments to any of our 20 UK sites.
The apprenticeship combines study at the University of Derby, with on-the-job learning with an experienced mentor, on completion you will achieve a Foundation Degree qualification in Clay Technology.
As well as training and qualifications, you will also be paid a competitive wage, plus benefits including a defined contribution pension scheme.
We will also encourage your continued professional development after you have qualified.
Examples of subjects studied:
• Mathematics
• Engineering
• Industry Technology
• Construction Products Technology
• Clay Investigation and Evaluation
• Clay Forming
• Clay Drying and Firing
• Business Management
So who are we looking for?
We are looking for practical as well as academic, people, who demonstrate a positive approach to work, able to participate in a team environment and to use their own initiative. With a minimum of 5 GCSE's at Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths, English and Science. "A" levels in Maths or Science would also be advantageous. Enthusiasm, commitment and reliability are essential.
On completion the apprentice will gain a Foundation Degree in Clay Technology and have achieved the required standards in the IbstockTechnical Training Modules.

The Ibstock Advanced Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship
The apprenticeships will last for about 4 years and combine residential study at EEF Engineering Training School in Birmingham, with on-the-job learning with an experienced mentor. On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will receive a BTEC Level 3 qualification and a NVQ Level 3 qualification in Mechanical or Engineering.
As well as training and qualifications, you will also be paid a competitive wage and be eligible for benefits, including a defined contribution pension scheme. We will also encourage your continued professional development after you have qualified.
Examples of subjects studied:
• Mechanical Principles and Applications
• Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices
• Engineering Maintenance Procedures and Techniques
• Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Engineering Systems
So who are we looking for?
Someone who likes to get their hands dirty! You need to be a practical person – good with your hands – who can also demonstrate a positive approach to work, participate in a team environment and able to use your own initiative. It is likely you will have, or expect to achieve, a minimum of 3 GCSE's at Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths, English and Science. A GCSE in ICT would also be advantageous.
Enthusiasm, commitment and reliability are essential.
Please note that the first year of the apprenticeship will require you to stay in Birmingham, and attend the EEF Training School during term time.

The Ibstock Advanced Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship will last for about 4 years and combine residential study at EEF Engineering Training School in Birmingham, with on-the-job learning with an experienced mentor. On completion of the apprenticeship you will achieve a BTEC Level 3 qualification and a NVQ Level 3 qualification in Electrical Engineering.
As well as training and qualifications, you will be paid a competitive wage and also be eligible for benefits, including a defined contribution pension scheme. We will also encourage your continued professional development after you have qualified.
Examples of subjects studied:
• Electronic and Electrical Principles
• Principles and operation of Three-Phase Systems
• Features and Applications of Electrical Machines
• Electronic Fault Finding
So who are we looking for?
Someone who likes to get their hands dirty! You need to be a practical person – good with your hands – who can also demonstrate a positive approach to work, participate in a team environment and able to use your own initiative. It is likely you will have, or expect to achieve, a minimum of 3 GCSE's at Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths, English and Science. A GCSE in ICT would also be advantageous.
Enthusiasm, commitment and reliability are essential.
Please note that the first year of the apprenticeship will require you to stay in Birmingham, and attend the EEF Training School during term time.

Laboratory Apprentice
Our apprenticeship scheme lasts for 4 years; you will be based at Ibstock Head Office in the Technical Services Laboratory, but will be expected to undertake extensive travel / short secondments to any of our 19 UK sites. The Apprenticeship combines academic study to Foundation Degree Level at Derby University together with on-the-job learning with an experienced mentor. As well as gaining valuable training and qualifications, you will also be paid a competitive rate of pay starting at £6.85 p/h and be eligible for Company benefits, including a defined contribution pension scheme. We will also encourage your continued professional development after you have qualified.
The role you are training for
Ultimately you could become a Manager in the Technical Department, a Factory Technical Manager, a member of the central Process Improvement Team or a Factory Manager.
You will develop key competencies in the following areas:
• All aspects of raw material (clay) and fired product (brick) testing & evaluation
• Management of Laboratory Quality Systems
• Management of Laboratory Methods & Procedures
• Product development
• Understanding of factory Manufacturing Process, Quality Systems and Environmental Systems
• Understanding of Quarry Operations
So who are we looking for?
You will be practical as well as academic, demonstrating a positive approach to work, able to participate in a team environment and to use your own initiative. You will have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths, English and Science. “A” levels in Maths or Science would also be advantageous. Enthusiasm, commitment and reliability are essential.