Apprentice Cranker Steelite International Plc

The successful applicant will learn to carry out the duties to remove the ware from either the drier, sprayline or ware board and place in the correct crank and rod whilst avoiding any damage to the face or back of the item and ensuring the item does not touch the sides of the rods.

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Closing date: 10 Nov 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

    Monday - Thursday 8.00 am - 4.30 pm, Friday 8.00 am - 3.30 pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To remove the ware from either the drier, sprayline or ware board and place in the correct crank whilst avoiding damage.

  • To comply with Health and Safety regulations and maintain a good standard of housekeeping.
  • To keep pace with the production output as necessary.
  • To immediately inform of any problems.
  • To ensure that the ware is not damaged whilst cranking.
  • To ensure that the crank is suitable for use/moving to the kiln.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be comfortable with receiving instruction.
  • Must have acceptable levels of knowledge of duties within own area of work.
  • Must be able to make basic decisions and escalate when appropriate.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to maintain excellent timekeeping and attendance.
  • Willing to learn and to learn others.
  • Must always be appropriately presented.

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade E or above (or equivalent) is essential or New Grades 9 to 3 in:-

  • Maths.
  • English.

Future prospects

There may be a possibility of progressing within the company.

About the employer

Steelite International is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of award-winning, inspirational table top ranges for the international hospitality industry. The companys core chinaware products are manufactured at its factory in Stoke-on-Trent one of the most modern and efficient tableware production units in the world.


Steelite International Plc


Orme Street



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Training provider

The successful applicant will be trained in-company to carry out the duties of a Ceramic Cranker.

You will also work towards the acheivement of:-

  • Level 2 Diploma in Improving Operational Performance.

Functional Skills Level 1/2 where applicable in:-

  • Maths.
  • English.

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Axia Solutions Limited


Martyn Steele 01782 572 777

Other information

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.
The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2017