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Apprentice Extrusion Operator COPELY DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED

We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join our growing production team at Copely Developments Limited in Thurmaston, Leicester.

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Closing date: 18 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Triple rotating shift pattern. Week 1 - 0600-1400 Week 2 - 2200-0600 Week 3 - 1400-2200

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Setting and operating a plastic extrusion line in a manner that ensures production targets and in turn customer requirements, are met with high quality standards.
  • Checking materials and product against specification.
  • Packing extruded product.
  • Changing over, setting and starting the extrusion process where training and skills allow.

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

  • Will gain a PIABC Level 3 Diploma in Polymer Processing after successful completion of apprenticeship.
  • All training and assessments will be carried out on-site. In between visits apprentices will be given projects and objectives to undertake which not only reinforce knowledge and practical skills but can contribute to achieving the qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Development opportunities will be reviewed at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

COBA is a privately funded group of manufacturing and distribution businesses. Our key activities are invested in the design, manufacture and distribution of thermoplastic products and matting and flooring solutions. Copely Developments Ltd, based in Thurmaston, Leicester is dedicated to developing and extruding tube and hose solutions across many sectors. For more information, please visit our website.




54 Wenlock Way



Emily Soulsbury, Group People Advisor


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Science manufacturing technician

Level 3 (A level)

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