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Metal finishing operative in an award-winning electroplating & anodising company based in Lowestoft. Our customers make parts for many things from spacecraft, to electric vehicles. They then apply special coatings on these parts for a variety of purposes such as to make the components harder, increase performance or stop them from rusting.

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

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The apprentice can expect to earn approx. £187.59 per week. wages can be discussed at interview, and will be based on experience and performance reviews.

    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 working week covers Mon - Thur starting at 07:00 working for 9.5 hours with half an hour lunch. Then one Friday each month 4 hours worked in the morning Making a total of 39 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a metal finishing operator, you will play a critical role in helping our company deliver excellent quality coatings for our customers.
This is your opportunity to
• Learn new technical skills
• Put your love of detail and precision to good use
• Be part of a strong team
At the end of 6 months we will expect you to be able to do the following with minimal supervision:
• Read the instructions that come with each customer order
• Inspect customer parts for damage
• Apply coatings to customer parts following company standards
• Keep records of results
• Package parts up for delivery


Immediate start is available. 

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

The apprentice will be working toward the science manufacturing operative level 2 qualification on an on site basis. this means the training provider will visit you on site while you work and work will be set both in person at tutor visits and through virtual media. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will have the opportunity to apply for a metal finishing role within the company with the potential to progress into specialised areas. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Desired

About the employer

TrAC employs Apprentices for the duration of their programme and places them with host companies in their local area.




Trinity Road


NR32 1XJ



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Science manufacturing process operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

If there are any issues with applying please contact Duncan by email at

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Aug 2022