Apprentice Production and Knitting Operative Samson Hosiery Manufacturing

To be involved in operating industrial knitting machines in a manufacturer of socks based in Manchester

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 21 Mar 2018

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

    Monday - Friday 10.00am - 6.00pm, 30 minutes lunch, 37.5 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Mar 2018

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

•Operate industrial knitting machines 
•Assist the Chief of Operation in repairing processing errors on knitting equipment
•Inspect yarns and socks
•Operate sock-turning and pressing machines
•Reconcile completed orders with purchase orders
•Measure, weigh and count products and materials

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must have good practical ability and a good knowledge of Health & Safety.

Personal qualities

• Practical ability and co-ordination
• Prioritise work loads, multi-task and meet deadlines
• Attention to detail
• IT skills
• Keen and willing to learn
• Punctual and reliable
• Work well in a team

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required. 

Future prospects

Continue onto full time employment.

About the employer

In the grey mills of Manchester, a proud legacy of manufacturing innovation lives on. Since 1981, Samson Hosiery has been producing the highest quality goods with dedication and experience woven into every fibre.


Samson Hosiery Manufacturing


Unit B2

The Dresser Centre Whitworth Street


M11 2NE

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Training provider

Intermediate level 2 Apprenticeship in General Manufacturing, including NVQ and functional skills maths and English. Work based learning.

Apprenticeship framework

Process Manufacturing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North Lancs Training Group Ltd


Recruitment 01254 395355

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Mar 2018