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Apprentice Manufacturing Operative - Lean Manufacturing Pathway Capricorn Mouldings Ltd

Manufacturing apprentice required to operate various machines and injection moulders.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40 to £380.00

    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

    8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Manufacturing setter technician required to carry out the following job roles: 

  • Setting injection moulding machines 
  • Setting robots 
  • Using CNC 3 Axis robots 
  • Preparing jobs 
  • Material handling 
  • Learning polymer types

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • No previous experience necessary but keen to learn manufacturing skills 
  • Good written and verbal communications
  • Able to work independently and with other team members

Personal qualities

  • Self motivated
  • Willing to learn
  • Understanding of timeframes involved
  • Strong work ethic and the desire to succeed
  • Punctual
  • Keen to progress

Desired qualifications

GCSE grades 9-4 in English, Maths as a minimum (or the equivalent). 

Future prospects

Upon completion of this apprenticeship there may be the possibility for training in quality, polymer training and a potential management position. 

Things to consider

Applicants need to be 18+ due to insurance requirements. 

About the employer

Capricorn Mouldings was incorporated in March 1983, set up with the emphasis on the supply of quality, reliability and competitive pricing and for more than 30 years they still maintain that personal touch to all of our customers.

Capricorn has gained a reputation for its quick turnaround and its ‘small enough to care, large enough to cope’ attitude; consisting of a workforce team of 11 staff members with over 130 years combined experience.

Capricorn operates out of a modern 7,000 sq ft facility on the popular Hortonwood industrial estate in Telford, Shropshire. Currently we have 13 modern moulding machines ranging from 35ton through to 180ton, we can produce parts from .5 grams to 300 grams.

We have all the ancillary equipment to manage with most situations and our own in house tool room for small repairs and maintenance.


Capricorn Mouldings Ltd


Unit C4

Stafford Park 11



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by IN-COMM TRAINING ACADEMY SHROPSHIRE LIMITED


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 and Safety within a Manufacturing Environment
  • Communicating and Working effectively within a Manufacturing Environment
  • Working Relationships and Individual Rights and 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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