Machine Operator Apprentice ASSURED PACKAGING LIMITED

Assured Packaging are seeking to recruit a Machine Operator Apprentice. You will be working in a production environment, responsible for setting up the equipment. On completion of the apprenticeship, a permanent position may be offered for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    5 day a week, 40 hours

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Working in a production environment, responsible for setting up the equipment
  • Using presses to make adjustments to cut and crease the cardboard
  • Following daily job sheets and customer drawings
  • Printing company logos/details, cutting and assembling packaging
  • Carrying out regular visual checks on the production line

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Problem solving skills

Personal qualities

  • Using own initiative
  • Good team player

Qualifications required

  • GCSE grades A*-C in maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Could lead to permanent position for the right person

Things to consider

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Therefore we recommend that you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

About the employer

Assured Packaging Ltd manufacture and supply all types of packing material. From cardboard boxes to padded envelopes and much more. All products are quality products and are used by businesses in the Stoke-on-Trent area.




3 Bute Street



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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2
  • Technical certificate
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle under Lyme College


01782 254287

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017