Coronavirus (COVID-19): to find out how we can support you with your apprenticeship including if you have been affected by redundancy, read our updated information.

Chain Machine Apprentice Sturge Industries Ltd

A fantastic opportunity for the right enthusiastic individual to train to be a chain machine apprentice and learn how to safely operate special purpose chain machines to produce ball chain and other componentry to agreed specifications using standard operating procedures.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 28 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    The job will normally be 40 hours per week Monday to Friday. We currently run 2 shifts which are alternating as follows: Monday - Friday 5.00am - 1.00pm, Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 4.00pm, Friday 7.30am - 1.30pm. Half an hour unpaid lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To be directly responsible to Chain Machine Team Leader
  • To oil chain machines at specific intervals during shift
  • To load materials onto chain machines ready for production
  • To trouble shoot problems on machines to maximise running time
  • To set new tooling as required
  • To perform qualify checks to ensure chain produced is within specified tolerances
  • To use micrometres and callipers to measure chain and raw materials
  • To ensure you operate within all H & S legislation

The above list is not exhaustive but is a framework of the role of Chain Machine Apprentice. Full training will be given to the successful candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good work ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Motivated
  • Drive/enthusiasm
  • Self motivated

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping
  • Enthusiastic about learning
  • Reliable
  • Motivated
  • Committed

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths and English 4/C or equivalent.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, a permanent position may be a possibility.

About the employer

Sturge Industries are the only manufacturer in the UK and on of only 5 worldwide for these bell chain products. As an employer we strive to develop our employees and encourage participation and interaction from Director level through to shop floor employees. We have a history of internal promotion and there are several Supervisory roles now filled by time serviced employees.


Sturge Industries Ltd



Narrowboat Way



You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The Apprenticeship Works


Bev 0121 5446455

Engineering Operative Level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.