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Business Improvement Technician Apprenticeship Hoshizaki Europe Ltd

Working on a busy production line, manufacturing ice machines for the hospitality industry, learning all areas of manufacturing from Assembly to Sheet Metal to Foaming to brazing and Production. The many aspects of manufacturing will form part of the apprentices detailed schedule.

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Start Time: 7:50 - Finish Time: 16:50. Days TBC.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

Working on a busy production line, manufacturing ice machines for the hospitality industry, learning all areas of manufacturing from Assembly to Sheet Metal to Foaming to brazing and Production.  The many aspects of manufacturing will form part of the apprentices detailed schedule. 

Reporting to the Team leader in charge of the area that they are working within.  In addition, they will have a mentor who will ensure they are trained in 5s, Lean Manufacturing and Health and Safety, whilst studying for the Level 3 Business improvement Technician Qualification


To build good quality Hoshizaki products.


Must be able to proactively make operational decisions which ensure the smooth and continuous running of production in line with company policies and procedures.


To follow company rules and procedures; to build Hoshizaki products following quality procedures and regulations, regular routine 5S activity; periodic stocktaking; being flexible to cover other areas of production and manufacturing; assisting ATL’s and T/L’s as required.


To attend regular team meetings as required.

To use company hardware appropriately when asked (MES, phone, tablet, etc). To escalate any unresolved problems to ATL when necessary.    


To provide job training to others when required.  To aim to take on new challenges within the department in order to develop and grow with the company.


To take responsibility for their own and the team’s health and safety whilst they are on site.  To always encourage awareness of health and safety. To report any accident (no matter how minor) and any near misses and to ensure to the very best of their ability that the incident does not re occur.


To be flexible and accommodating to ensure the job is done.  To be available, as much as is reasonably practical to work overtime when requested.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literacy is a must for this role and a good command of English and maths
  • Any type of technical experience will be valuable, however, not essential
  • Ideally Level 2 Manufacturing operative qualification or manufacturing experience

Personal qualities

The company are looking for someone with the following qualities

  • Positive manner
  • Good time-keeping
  • Smart appearance
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

GCSE's at grades A*-C/9-5 (or equivalent) in English and maths.

Future prospects

The apprentice will over the course of the qualification be trained in BIT, Kaizen, tool training and quality awareness.  It is our intention to assist the apprentice to find a skill which they may wish to develop e.g. brazing, quality or manufacturing management. 

We have many opportunities on site at Hoshizaki including the chance to apply for the 24 month employee development programme on completion of the BIT training

Things to consider

An assessor from In-Comm will visit the successful candidate at company once a month.

About the employer

Hoshizaki is a leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen and food service equipment. Creator's of Japan's first fully automated ice maker, Hoshizaki now features an extended line of kitchen and food service equipment, including ice machines and dispensers, refrigerators and freezers, sushi cases and water electrolysers for different users across a wide span of industry sectors.


Hoshizaki Europe Ltd


Telford 70



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Training provider


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


Leighanne Omisore 07570952071

Level 3 Improvement Technician apprenticeship standard.

During this 18-month apprenticeship the successful applicant will use a blend of Lean and Six Sigma, project and change management principles and the tools to identify and lead the delivery of change across organisational functions and processes. 

Training will be delivered at both the company's premises and also at In-Comm Training Services, in Telford, where you will complete theory and project workshops. This will include:

  • Identifying opportunities and improvements
  • Team working
  • Safe working
  • Legislative and customer compliance
  • Project Management
  • Six Sigma Principles
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Sustainability and Control

Apprenticeship standard

Improvement technician

Level 3 (A level)

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