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Bench Casters, Fettler / Sponger & Glaze Dipping Operative Apprenticeships Wade Ceramics Ltd

Wade are looking for 3 apprentices in one of three areas: Bench Casters Fettler / Sponger Glaze Dipping

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £167.70

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 12.30pm Friday 10 Minutes in the morning 30 minutes at lunch time

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    19 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001726881

  • Positions

    3 available

Bench Caster: 

  • to produce, on time, bench cast ware to the company's requirements & workmanship standards;
  • to control, monitor & act on the quality of ware & moulds in production;
  • to proactively support management in maximising process efficiency & effectiveness;
  • to work flexibly & effectively as part of a team;
  • to conform with accepted standards of behaviour and
  • Business conduct in line with the company's rules & policy.

Fettler / sponger: 

  • to fettle, sponge & rework cast ware to the company's requirements & workmanship standards;
  • to control, monitor & act on the quality of ware & moulds in production;
  • to proactively support management in maximising process
  • Efficiency & effectiveness;
  • to work flexibly & effectively as part of a team;
  • to conform with accepted standards of behaviour andbusiness conduct in line with the company's rules & policy.

Glazing operative: 

  • to dip glaze ware on time and to the company's requirements & workmanship standards;
  • to control, monitor & act upon the quality of  ware in production;
  • to proactively support management in maximising process efficiency & effectiveness;
  • to work flexibly & effectively as part of a team; 
  • to conform with accepted standards of behaviour and
  • Business conduct in line with the company's rules & policy.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Individuals need to work within a busy manufacturing environment and are able to communicate with others effectively

Personal qualities

  • Reliable,
  • Confident,
  • Eager to learn

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grade 3/4 or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

  • Permanant post with the company and wage increase to National Living Wage 

About the employer

Wade Ceramics is a market leader in the design and production of high quality earthenware and porcelain products and the world leader in the design and supply of porcelain flagons for the international distilling industry.

t’s not just our unique history which sets us apart. We make the highest-quality ceramics for gifts, promotion and industry.

When it comes to manufacturing, we offer a bespoke service with a low cost of entry and a minimum order quantity of just 1,000. But we can also easily scale up, producing over 100,000 units a week.

Whatever the numbers, it’s good to know that these are ceramics made from fully vitrified porcelain – lead-free, food-safe and ISO9001 certified. Wherever possible, raw materials are locally sourced to the factory in which a product line is made and equally, wherever possible, waste materials are carefully recycled. Wade practise sustainable manufacturing.

Plus, if that wasn’t enough, Wade Ceramics is based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. It’s also known as the Potteries – the traditional home of ceramics in England and famed across the world.

Employer

Wade Ceramics Ltd

Address

5

Bessemer Drive

Stoke-On-Trent

ST1 5GR

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Training

Training provider

AXIA SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Axia Solutions Limited

Contact

Ellie Rowland 01782572777 ellier@axia-solutions.com

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative L2
  • Maths & English Functional Skills at L1 

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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