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Lean Manufacturing Apprentice Chainbridge Steel Co Ltd

Making of pallets as specified by customer. Good housekeeping. Follow health and safety procedures. Use of overhead cranes to load, unload wagons and machines for maxium efficiency.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

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

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Duties will include:

  • Making of pallets as specified by customer
  • Good housekeeping
  • Follow health and safety procedures
  • Use of overhead cranes to load, unload wagons and machines for maxium efficiency
  • Operate decoilers / guillotines and any other machinery within your training and capabilities
  • Picking and booking in of steel stock
  • Maintain steel stock storage in a safe and damage free condition
  • Any other procedure / operation required in the running of the company that are within your training and capabilities
  • Work overtime if required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm
  • Dedication to learning and study 
  • A strong interest in how things work
  • A desire to work hard and be challenged - every day

Desired qualifications

  • 5 x GCSE’s or equivalent Grade D/3 or above in maths, English Language and Science

Future prospects

  • At the end of the apprenticeship Chainbridge Steel would hope to provide but cannot guarantee an ongoing position

Things to consider

  • Applicants will be required to undertake an initial aptitude assessment

About the employer

The Chainbridge Steel Group are fully independent stockholders and processors of mild steel strip mill products, with a strong presence throughout the UK & Ireland. The privately owned business comprises of 3 core service centres:

Washington, North East England

Blantyre, Scotland

Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland

The business was established in 1986 and since then has enjoyed sustained organic growth, through strong customer focus and reinvestment in key personnel, state of the art processing equipment, logistics and continuous improvement. Evidence of this, is that we have achieved the full Quality Assurance ISO 9001 : 2015 accreditation as well as recently adding the prestigious ISO 14001 : 2015 Environmental and OHSAS 18001 : 2007 Health & Safety standards, and the business has adopted ‘lean manufacturing’ concepts.

We pride ourselves on quality and service, and have long established partnering arrangements with both suppliers and end users. Our stock range continues to expand with our core products being Hot Rolled dry, Hot Rolled Mill Pickled (HRP&O), Tread Plate (Durbar/Chequer Plate), Cold Rolled, Galvanised and Zintec. These products are available in structural, formable and deep drawing grades. Services include decoiling (cut to length ‘panel flat’ sheet), recoiling (rewind coils), fully automated blanking for precision cut blanks, and manual guillotining. We deliver nationwide using our own fleet of modern vehicles.


Chainbridge Steel Co Ltd


Rainhill Road


NE37 3HU

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sunderland Engineering Training Association Ltd


Nathan Lyle 0191-416-2860

  • Intermediate Lean Manufacturing Operative Standard
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge & Skills)

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply online.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 May 2022