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Stone Finisher Apprentice MIDLAND STONE CENTRE LTD

Midland Stone Centre Ltd, an industry leader in the supply of luxury top end stone products, are looking for 2 new finisher apprentices to join their busy fabrication team in Rothwell, near Kettering.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The job role comprises of applying finishing touches. i.e. polishing by hand to granite, quartz, marble and sintered materials for applications in the kitchen and bathroom market. You will be using specialist hand tools and basic machinery on a daily basis. Day-to-day you will be based at our factory but you may also be required to attend job sites around the country.

Dutie will include:

  • Detailed finishing of stone products using sanders and angle grinders
  • Day to day maintenance of tooling
  • Quality checking finished pieces
  • Loading of finished pieces onto stillages
  • Cleaning working area
  • Assisting other areas of production where required (operating machinery, assisting warehouse)
  • Labelling up samples

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have some experience working with hand tools but not essential
  • Be able to read shop drawings but full training will be given
  • Have basic numeracy skills
  • Have good coordination and attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Be physically fit (as heavy lifting may be required)
  • Take pride in both the quality and effort of their work
  • Get on well working in a team

Desired qualifications

Minimum of a grade 3/D in both maths and English GCSE or equivalents.

Future prospects

The right candidate may have the opportunity to progress onto a higher level qualification/role on completion of their Level 2 Apprenticeship.

About the employer

As a key Trade Supplier, Midland Stone Centre Ltd fabricate to high standards in Granite, Marble and Quartz using only best quality materials and premium brands. The size of the business is such that you will find it easy to talk to someone who has a good knowledge of the issue you want to discuss. They operate with a fairly small number of staff due to their commitment to new technology. Visits to the factory and showroom always seem to impress. We are proud of the service we give.




The Old Brick Yard

Orton Road


NN14 6AA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aston Recruitment & Training Ltd


Elizabeth Haywood 01604230371

Full training to be provided towards the Lean Manufacturing Operative Standard including:

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/3589/0
  • ETCAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/5151/2
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/4344/8
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills) Ofqual number: 603/6783/0

Apprentices without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language. 

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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