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Manufacturing Apprenticeship - Lean Operative pathway Perrin and Rowe

Four Lean Manufacturing Apprentices required to learn various skills in the production of bathroom and kitchen taps and sanitary ware, including plating, polishing, soldering, machine shop and logistics.

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Between 7.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 7.00am to 1.30pm on Fridays.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

This is a 12 month Lean Manufacturing apprenticeship. You will spend three months in each of the following departments to gain various skills - plating, polishing, machine shop, logistics, soldering.

The main functions will include:

  • Responsible for the processing of components to the quality standard required by the company
  • Report any quality issues / concerns to the team leader
  • Keep the team leader aware of the stock level of consumable items and highlight items that are out of stock
  • Maintain a clean, safe working environment and good housekeeping standards
  • Load/unload equipment, as necessary
  • Identify, record and pack components as required
  • Organise products for processing to ensure timely processing and effective utilisation of equipment
  • Undertake all work in accordance with work instruction sheets and standard process procedures and operations
  • Complete production and technical records as required
  • Conduct regular plant process and procedure audits /inspections
  • Recognise, rectify, or report any trends in rejects and other quality issues
  • Undertake laboratory analysis as required
  • Liaise with others as required and assist as necessary in resolving any quality or production issues
  • Maintain good communications and relationships throughout the company
  • Ensure compliance with company procedures and make suggestions for improvement

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Keen to learn
  • Willing to accept responsibility
  • Self-motivated
  • Active listener
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Outcome focused - wants to do a good job
  • Culturally aware and inclusive
  • Confident and enjoys a challenge

Desired qualifications

GCSE (or equivalent) grades A*-C or 9-4 in English and Maths - as a minimum.

Future prospects

We have a number of roles within the business that we anticipate will be available to the apprentices, dependent on the experience and training which will be offered.  These roles include:

  • Brass Polishing
  • Electro Plating
  • Soldering & Tube Bending
  • CNC Machine Operators and Setters
  • Logistics Operative

About the employer

Perrin & Rowe. Quality kitchen & bathroom fittings made in Britain. Brassware, instant hot taps, showers & accessories. Sanitaryware, basins, toilets.


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Perrin and Rowe


Shaw Road


WV10 9LB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by In-Comm Training Services Ltd


Sue Fisher 01922 457686

Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2

This apprenticeship will be delivered via virtual classroom sessions over a period of 12 months, including distance learning materials, as well as regular visits by your assessor, at the company site. 

'Off the Job Training' subjects include:

  • Health & Safety within a Manufacturing Environment
  • Communicating and Working effectively within a Manufacturing Environment
  • Working Relationships and Individual Rights & Responsibilities within a Manufacturing Environment
  • Application of Workplace Organisation and Work Related Problem Solving Techniques

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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