Apprentice Production Operative (GTA) North Staffordshire Engineering Group Training Association Ltd

The successful candidate will be involved in the setting up of filling machines and taking part in product changeovers at an established local company.

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Closing date: 03 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

    Daily hours to be discussed during interview at the company

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will be involved with:

  • Production filling and packing
  • Operating machines filling 1 litre to 205 litre containers
  • The setting up of filling machines and taking part in product changeovers
  • Quality checks on filled products

During the apprenticeship, the succesful candidate will receive full training and gain experience in the set up and operation of all machinery including the following:

  • Counterbalance forklift licence operation
  • CI and 5S programmes and initiatives
  • Understanding of plant maintenance
  • Operating Siemens PCS7 Automated Production System
  • Use of SAP System

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate 
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Flexible work attitude

Personal qualities

  • An interest in working in a fast paced, automated manufacturing and production plant
  • Quality focused
  • Good timekeeping and reliability
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team and with a wide number of people and departments
  • Willingness to learn new skills

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade C or above in English, Maths and ICT (or equivalent)

Future prospects

To be discussed on completion of the apprenticeship

About the employer

NSEGTA is a long established and respected local company working within the engineering sector in training and development, offering quality apprenticeships with well-respected local engineering companies. The group offer services which range from accredited training courses in many areas of health and safety to specialist training in skills required in engineering. Our health and safety services help members and clients to meet legislative regulation and offer support which is designed to help in many areas including environmental as well as health and safety. The company prides it's self on its established connection in the education and training sector and is proud to be able to assist companies to reach world class standards of employee skills, performance and safety.


North Staffordshire Engineering Group Training Association Ltd


151-153 Marsh Street North



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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Level 2 Award in Industrial Environmental Awareness
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning Thinking Skills Level 2

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North Staffordshire Engineering Group Training Association Ltd


Sara James 01782213485

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2017