Apprentice Production Operative

Sherwood Electronics

Cable assemblies, reading drawings to assemble wiring network and cable looms to meet drawing specifications.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.40 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 £5.55 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £6.95 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

7.30am-4.15pm Mon-Thurs, daily breaks 10 mins at 10am and 3pm 7.30am-2pm Friday.

Total hours per week: 37.50

Apprenticeship duration

12 months

Possible start date

06 Mar 2017

Date posted

03 Jan 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

Learning the basics of making Cable assemblies, which will involve the following:

  • Soldering - training on soldering a range of connectors
  • Crimping - learning how to crimp on a number of presses or on hand tools
  • Wire Prepping - stripping inner cores on cables using strip boxes or hand tools
  • Cutting - setting up cutting machines and cutting and hanking wire to set lengths
  • Ribbon cables - cutting ribbon cable and terminating with connectors
  • Cable looms - how to use peg boards to layout assemblies
  • Network cables - cutting, prepping and termination of CAT5/CAT6 cables
  • Testing - simple cable testing on machine or hand testers
  • Drawings - learn how to read drawings and schedules used to build cable assemblies
  • General duties will include use of hand tools, cutting, crimping and termination machines
  • General safety equipment such as boots and glasses will be provided

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • No previous experience or set skills required for the role as full training will be provided

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Team player
  • Keen to learn/develop in the role and company

Qualifications required

  • No specified qualifications as full training will be provided

Future prospects

Full time position available at end of the apprenticeship for candidate.

Things to consider

Due to nature of the role, candidate must not be colour blind.

About the employer

Established in 1993 Sherwood Electronics Ltd has grown to establish itself as a leading supplier and Manufacturer of Connectors and Standard and bespoke cable assemblies for the Automotive, Military, Aerospace, Rail, Medical, Telecommunications, Industrial control and Networking Industries.


Sherwood Electronics


Wilsthorpe Road

Long Eaton


NG10 3JW

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Training provider

  • Performing Manufacturing Operations Level 2
  • Maths and English Functional skills
  • Full training provided by employer within all departments

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider

DBC Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by DBC Training


Paul Burton 01332 295588

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2017