Production Operative Apprentice Unipres UK Ltd

Unipres require Production Operative Apprentices. These are newly created position due to sustained investment in apprenticeships throughout the company.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.00 - £162.00

  • Working week

    36 hours a week Induction training period (4 weeks) - 7:45 am - 4:30 am Monday - Thursday Monday – Thursday 6:45 am – 15:25 pm (including set breaks) Friday 7:45 am – 11:45 pm (day release time throughout the apprenticeship)

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

Day release will be agreed to support the candidate to achieve their Level 2 Improving Operational Performance – PMO pathway. Progression opportunities will be discussed on completion.

Learn and contribute to the production operations producing steel components to car makers including Nissan, Renault and Honda.

Main duties and responsibilities include -             

  • Producing products by assembly or processing operations
  • Quality checking to ensure compliant with company standards
  • Learn  and carrying out TPM + TQC

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good hand skills, used to working with tools such as spanners, screwdrivers,hammers etc.
  • Good communication skills and good team spirit

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping is essential, along with having excellent attendance.  
  • Having an attention to detail and being target driven is an advantage.

Qualifications required

  • The candidate must have acheived the minimum of Level 1, Grade D, or equivalent in Maths and English.
  • No other specific qualifications are required.

Future prospects

Lots of progression opportunities available if desired. An example of options are: Full Time Production Operative, Team Leader Apprenticeship, Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship, an appropriate level 3 apprenticeship progression programme.

Things to consider

When apprentices move from the Training Academy to the work place, the start time is from 6:45 am. This early start time can prove difficult for some young apprentices who cannot drive, cycle or are unable to obtain a lift. So access to public transport must be researched to ensure punctuality at the start of shift.

About the employer

Unipres is a Japanese owned organisation. Unipres (UK) employs over 1400 staff over two sites based in Sunderland and Aston (Birmingham) and is 1st Tier supplier to leading Automotive Manufacturers such as Nissan, Renault and Honda all over the world.


Unipres UK Ltd


Cherry Blossom Way



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Training provider

Training through this apprenticeship will include the principles of manufacturing covering:  Lean, BIT, Kaizen, application of skills within Assembly Department (using Fanuc Robots, and learning the basic principles of fault finding and TPM principles) or Press Shop Department (learning Die set-ups and strip down, material loading, quality and finger jig checks.

The training staff are employed directly by Unipres and have many years experience in Unipres Production Operations.

  • Level 2
  • ERR
  • PLTS

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider

Unipres UK Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Unipres UK Ltd


Maureen Askew 01914182175

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017