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Production Technician Apprenticeship Merrythought Teddy Bear Makers

This Apprenticeship is an opportunity for a new individual to join a team and assist in the manufacturing the production of teddy bears. The Merrythought teddy bear is still widely regarded as the ultimate and classic childhood toy, Each bear has a unique character and superior quality that can last a lifetime.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will be ‘hands-on’ in helping across many stages of production - from cutting, to stuffing, assembly and adding the finishing touches! - providing an opportunity to learn and develop a range of skills.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Cutting
  • Assembly
  • Packing
  • Labelling
  • Embroidery
  • Machine Operations

The role would suit someone who is eager to develop their skills and contribute to the overall productivity of the team, and who possess the flexibility to tackle a variety of different tasks. Good interpersonal skills and a willing ‘can do’ attitude are essential.

This is a unique opportunity for a willing, committed person to grow and develop within this prestigious heritage company, in what is a highly supportive environment

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

  • Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon completion of a successful apprenticeship a full time post is likely to be available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative


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

Things to consider

Operating machinery.

About the employer

This role is based in the prestigious Merrythought Factory, which has been producing the finest quality British Teddy Bears since 1930. The position will cover a variety of tasks within the production line, where the successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills and become fully trained throughout the factory. Merrythought’s skilled team specialises in crafting premium soft toys that are sought after by customers around the world. Alongside a core range of traditional teddy bears, the company also produces commemorative teddy bears for major events such as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and other royal occasions, and manufactures exclusive products for luxury brands


Merrythought Teddy Bear Makers






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Training provider



Kiran Chohan

07917 063 503

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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