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Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprentice Ashley Chase Estate Ltd

Warehouse operator, role involves picking/moving cheese and materials between stores ensuring that correct procedures are followed at all times, correct documentation is completed and company standards are maintained, operator will be required to use a hand held scanner to maintain system integrity and be physically fit.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure quality assurance of Bulk cheese, Non Bulk cheese and orders for despatch are carried out in a safe and efficient manner at all times
  • Return cheese to production area as required ensuring that pallets are securely wrapped, labelled and required system moves complete
  • Ensure all manufacture and production movements between locations are scanned using mobile NAV scanners
  • Ensure vehicles are loaded & unloaded safely at all times and appropriate vehicle checks are completed
  • Ensure all goods leaving site have correct documentation, correct shelf life and correct quantities (quality assurance)
  • Ensure all documentation is completed accurately and on time as required
  • Ensure all goods in production areas are managed effectively and cleared daily to maintain flow of materials into the business (lean processes)
  • Ensure the safety of the production/dispatch areas at all times and ensure that any issues identified are raised with your supervisor or manager immediately
  • Ensure key control points (Prod-In, Prod-Out, Empty locations) are reconciled at the end of each week and Bin counts carried out daily as per the cycle routine
  • Ensure forklift daily checklists are carried out and any faults/observations which have been identified are reported to your supervisor or manager immediately
  • Ensure the cleanliness and expected standards within the production areas are maintained at all times
  • Communicate swiftly and effectively with the Technical team in the event of any non-conformance to standard operating procedure

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Numerate and literate
  • Communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Calm and considerate
  • Polite
  • Courteous
  • Reliable 
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Punctual
  • Hardworking

Desired qualifications

  • None required as all training can be given

Future prospects

  • Prospect of progression to a higher level apprenticeship qualification and to progress within the business
  • Prospect of a permanent position for the right candidate on completion of the Apprenticeship

Things to consider

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

  • Working Week: Dates and times to be confirmed at interview
  • Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applicants have been received
  • If your application is successful, you must attend an initial interview with Weymouth College before your details are put forward to this employer. This will be arranged by an invitation from Weymouth College. This is not an interview for the job

About the employer

Cheese manufacturer


Ashley Chase Estate Ltd


Park Farm



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Weymouth College


Apprenticeships 01305 208709

Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Formal training to be provided by Weymouth College with informal, on the job training by Ford Farm

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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