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Glass Operative Apprentice MACKENZIE GLASS LIMITED

Mackenzie Glass Ltd, have an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join their experienced team, gaining a Level 2 apprenticeship as a Lean Manufacturing Operative. The successful candidate will be mentored by an experienced team who will support individuals to become fully skilled & qualified in the glass industry.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increase in wage depending on performance. Rate of pay will rise during the apprenticeship in years 1 and 2 to between £17-21k per annum based on regular positive review and also receive a £250 contribution to driving lessons after 12 months.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 06.00 – 15.00 (1 hour of unpaid breaks) for Under 18 Applicants 06.00 – 15.00 (45 mins of unpaid breaks) for Over 18 Applicants Under 18 will move to over 18 contract hours once they are 18

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

On a day-to-day basis as a Glass Operative Apprentice at Mackenzie Glass, you will be working at our site in Bristol which produce a range of glass products.

You will be carrying out your work as part of our experienced and friendly team, in a safe environment whilst meeting the high-quality standards set in a fast paced & well organised manufacturing site.

Your day-to-day duties will include:

  • General Glass Processing
  • Working on and learning the Toughening Furnace and process
  • Glass Handling
  • Glass Cutting
  • Machine operation
  • Health & Safety

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

The apprenticeship in Fenestration consists of:

  • Intermediate Standard Apprenticeship-Lean Manufacturing Operative
  • L2 NVQ Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths (Level 1/2) where applicable
  • Will include Level 2 NVQ in Glass Processing

    All aspects of your training will be delivered on-site with your employer, and you will have regular site visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.

    You will achieve a qualification in Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 Standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progressing into higher level jobs within the company, increase in wage depending on performance. Rate of pay will rise during the apprenticeship in years 1 and 2 to between £17-21k per annum based on regular positive review and also receive a £250 contribution to driving lessons if required after 12 months.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Practical Skills, Safety Conscious, Work from Engineering drawings, Enthusiastic & Committed, Excellent timekeeping, Drive & determination, Able to Measure


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C/9-4) Desired

Things to consider

This pathway, like many glass/glazing jobs, requires manual skills, handling heavy equipment, and spending long periods standing; so physical fitness is important. The hours in this advert is based on the candidate being under 18, over 18s will be working a 42.5 hour week.

About the employer

Mackenzie Glass is glass merchants, situated to the south of Bristol on the former Pilkington Glass NSG site. Pilkington Bristol was operational from 2003 until Mackenzie acquired the business in 2017. Mackenzie Glass is a purpose built site covering 37,000 sq ft, supplying a comprehensive range of glass products. We currently employ, approaching 50 colleagues, working in sales, administration, production, and distribution. Our 24/7 operation offers service flexibility to our customers.




Imperial Way,

Wills Way,

BS13 7TJ


Emma Harris


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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