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AGL Training Ltd are looking to recruit a Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprentice on behalf of our well-established client based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 6.

Our client believes that what makes them unique is their combined experiences, skills and knowledge in the production of composite materials. Their small but continually developing company is built around their people as they encourage diversity, they empower team members to collaborate and enhance their joint future through employee personal development. They take great pride in what they deliver and want to leverage their collective talents. Passion and hard work by putting the customer at the forefront of the business.

The successful applicant will be confident, positive and have excellent communication skills, they will provide full training to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed.

The position is for an Apprenticeship, the position is initially 12-15 months with the possibility of a full-time role at the end of the programme.

During this time, you will work towards the following qualifications:

·       Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standards

·       EAL L2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills)

·       English and Maths Functional Skills Level 1/ 2


General Duties

You will receive training to enable you to carry out the following duties:

  • Product packing and despatch

  • Product inspection and quality checking

  • Cutting and trimming

  • Product printing and marking

  • Laminating carbon or glass fibre components

  • Interpretation of customer drawings

  • Preparation for production

  • Guillotining

  • Table saw

  • Hydraulic press

  • CNC milling machine

  • Health and safety

  • General housekeeping


Skills and Requirements

The ideal candidate will be:

  • GCSE Grade 4 or above in English and Maths (Grade C)

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Hands-on and a can-do attitude

  • Confident and able to adapt to tasks required

  • Punctual and committed

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced working environment

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Good knowledge of ICT / Microsoft Office Package

Working Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:00 am- 15:00 pm- x2 paid 30-minute breaks daily

Total hours paid: 40

Hourly Rate: £5.50 to £8.00 ph. depending on experience.


Benefits include:

28 days holiday including statutory and public holidays

Free onsite parking

By applying for this vacancy, you agree to AGL Training Ltd making contact with you in line with General Data Protection Regulation via the contact details you have provided in relation to this vacancy. You also agree for AGL Training Ltd to forward your application to their client for consideration for the role.

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