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Production and Logistics Apprentice RGH Rubber & Plastics Ltd

Reporting to the Production Supervisory team, initially the role will be split between the Logistics & Production Departments assisting where possible with materials & goods handling plus the operation of Production machinery. The training plan will be discussed with the candidate and tailored to their & the company needs.

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 04:30.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    14 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • This will include Goods in & Despatch procedures (which will involve folk-lift driving, un-loading / loading lorries, booking in materials / purchase orders, the locating / re-locating of stock within warehouses & FedEx Courier Despatch routine)
  • The picking of stock / raw materials / tooling for the Production Department to ensure maximum production efficiency
  • The storage & stock checking / control of raw materials, work in progress & finished goods
  • Be able to perform all Business Management Software “EFACS” operations associated with these tasks
  • Achieve a good working knowledge of the various material types
  • Understand the operating procedures, maintenance of machines & all health & safety aspects associated with the production department
  • Be able to perform all Business Management Software “EFACS” operations associated with production department including the completing of work sheets & picking lists
  • Provide up to date / corrective information to Sales team to ensure correct costings are achieved

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confident with simple maths
  • Confident with Information Technology

Personal qualities

  • Eager to be part of a team and easy to get on with
  • Good Communicator
  • Willing to get involved in all aspects of Logistics & Production Departments
  • Want to progress through the Company

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths and English grade 3/D or equivalents

Future prospects

  • The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to become a versatile / multi-skilled member of the production team
  • This will originate at operator level, then progress to setting & then to a possible supervisory role

Things to consider

Candidate to be made aware of :

  • Factory is located on an industrial estate in a slightly remote location
  • The factory has no canteen & is an approx. 15 minute walk away from the town centre
  • The work force is multi-national & has a 4 / 25, female / male split
  • Commute to work: RGH has adequate parking but no train station; buses from Braintree and Chelmsford are easy

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About the employer

RGH Rubber and Plastics Ltd is a family owned business in Great Dunmow, Essex, that design and manufacture components made from foam, fabric and adhesives. They have 25 employees, (22 male, 3 female) and turn over in excess of £4 million. The main core business areas are in the Automotive and Point of Sale (POS) industries. For the automotive industry, they supply parts into Land-rover, Jaguar, Lotus, Honda, Mini and Toyota. For the Point of Sale industry they supply parts into Tesco, Boots, The Range, Pound-Land and Asda to name a few. RGH mainly sell Business to Business and do not sell to the public.


RGH Rubber & Plastics Ltd


Acorn House

Oak Industrial Park, Chelmsford Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chelmsford College


Hugo Skepelhorn 01245 293412

  • Supply chain warehouse operative standard
  • Functional skills if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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