Manufacturing Operative Apprentice

Mail Solutions Group Ltd - Halesfield 2, Telford. 

£4.15ph (shift premium included for 18+)


We are looking for talented individuals who are willing to commit 100% of their time, skills, and energy in helping us shape the future of printed communications. Envelope machine operators are highly skilled engineers, that operate and maintain blank-fed and reel-fed envelope machines.

Their work involves taking instructions from production planning and setting up the envelope machine or press with the right materials to produce the required product.

If you would like a practical job with an eye for detail, and can work quickly and accurately, this could be the job for you. To be an ideal candidate you will need to be able to show good levels of concentration, as well as work to deadlines.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Set and operate envelope machines as efficiently as possible, whilst working to production schedules and targets to ensure timely output.

  • Check finished products against drawings to maintain quality standards.

  • Collate accurate production information to assist order planning.

  • Report any machine defects or breakdowns to Line / Shift Supervisor

  • Carry out essential machine maintenance and repairs.

  • Comply with all aspects of Health and Safety and COSHH regulations

  • Carry out other duties from time to time as may be reasonably required.


Skills, Interests & Qualities

  • The desire to achieve high engineering standards.

  • The ability to work quickly and accurately under pressure to deadlines.

  • The ability to concentrate for long periods.

  • The ability to follow procedures, read artwork and relevant information.

  • The ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team.


Training & Development

You will be enrolled onto our Lean Manufacturing Operative Standards Apprenticeship covering the different roles within the production department to learn key tasks before specialising as an envelope machine operator.

  • Reel-Fed Envelope Production

  • Blank-Fed Envelope Production

  • Maintenance Engineering

  • Pre-Press Processes & Plate Production

  • Product Packaging & Quality Assurance

  • Production Processes & Planning

  • Sheet Fed Envelope Cutting


After 12 months, a full-time job for the right candidate with good pay and excellent prospects.



£4.15 per hour (shift premium included for 18+) (Wage increase will be looked at for good performance, after the 12 months it will raise to at least minimum wage)

Working Hours: 

Monday to Friday 0800 – 1700, 15min break in the morning, 30 min lunch, 15min afternoon. 40hrs per week.

18 years + : Continental Shift Pattern:

  • Week 1:  Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.  0800 – 2000

  • Week 2: Wednesday, Thursday. 0800 – 2000

AGL Training Ltd, Suite D,

19 Limes Road, Oakengates,



Tel: 01952 743495