Production Operative Apprentice TOP TUBES LIMITED

Two trainee production operatives required to gain all round experience in working with our two modern ERW tube mills that have the capacity to produce 50,000 tonnes per annum, including bundling tubes for storage, unloading parts from lorries, changing and cleaning rolls, inspection and completion of documentation for traceability purposes.

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Closing date: 27 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The duties for the apprentice will include:

  • Measuring the length of the tube and recording
  • Tip up bundles of tube and place them into stock racks
  • Unloading parts from lorries and storing onto racks
  • Change and clean rolls during a roll change
  • Liaise with others for next jobs and missing rolls
  • Inspect and maintain a quality tube
  • Fill out relevant paperwork to enable traceability

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

This is a level 2 Lean Manufacturing apprenticeship, delivered over a period of 12 months.  You will attend In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8UG, for the first two weeks for induction and introduction to the training. After this your assessor will arrange monthly visits to see you at the company site.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Future opportunities will be available upon successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, A passion for engineering


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 3/D and above) Essential

About the employer

Established in 1994 by its Managing Director, Adam Bradley, Top Tubes Ltd operates from a 14,000 square metre factory in Wednesbury, West Midlands, and is the innovative forerunner of the ERW steel tube industry. From the outset we set out to be not just a tube producer but a solutions company, and it now combines a greater range of capabilities than any other UK steel tube provider. Totally unique in the UK steel industry, no other single steel tube producer can do so much with tube. Our range of capabilities includes coil slitting, welded tube manufacture, tube laser cutting/slotting to length, and additional operations such as tube-bending and manipulation.




Smith Road


WS10 0PD

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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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