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Operations Apprentice IGUS (UK) LIMITED

My client is a worldwide Motion Plastics® expert for plastic solutions in motion. Since my client was first established, they have grown from 40 to more than 2950 employees distributed between the head office in Germany and 35 subsidiary companies around the world. They also have representative partners in more than 80 other countries

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 8:00-17:00 free lunch on site everyday

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Raising picking lists by department and ensuring that all the required documentation is present
Dealing with partial shipments from Germany by liaising with other functions to see if an early part shipment would benefit the customer
On-stop customer communication emails and raise released on-stop shipments
Raising Pro-forma orders 
Daily matching of dispatched picking lists and confirmations of orders
Managing commercial invoices and shipments. 
Organising customer collections 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Business Administration 

4 weekly one to one sessions

12 weekly monitory visits

Online resources /VEL

Tutor Access

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible future job after successful completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

About the employer

Günter Blase began igus® back on 15th October 1964 in a double garage in Cologne. For the first 20 years, the company worked as a supplier of complex technical polymer components. However, in 1983 Frank Blase established reinforced plastic Energy Chain Systems® and injection moulded polymer bearings as two distinct product groups and set up a network of sales engineers.




51a Caswell Road

Brackmills Industrial Estate



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Training provider



Charlotte Berridge


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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