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Apprentice Worktop Fabricator PLAN IT STONE LTD

An excellent opportunity to join an established, locally owned provider of high-quality kitchen worktops. As an apprentice worktop fabricator, you will develop knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations under the supervision of a friendly and helpful team.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £270 per week. For those candidates over 20-years old, the National Living Wage will apply.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7:00am to 4:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice worktop fabricator, you will follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures (SOP) whilst adhering to specific safe working policies and procedures.

  • Use of various machines within the workplace upon completion of training, saw, edge polisher and CNC
  • Some manual tasks are required such as hand finishing (upon completion of training)
  • Manual handling and some heavy lifting tasks are required
  • Occasional visits to site as and when required
  • Stock handling
  • Dealing with customers

The right candidate will contribute to, develop and support improvement in the manufacturing operation using continuous improvement methods.

You will carry out quality checks throughout the manufacturing operations to ensure quality is built in and that any defects or concerns are highlighted and dealt with in line with relevant quality standards.

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

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification achieved will be a Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Standard. 

Your training will include a mix of off and on the job training, including assessments which will be work based. Your time will be split between 80% on-the-job training and a minimum of 6 hours off-the-job learning per week. The training provider will deliver at the site, and you will be assigned a dedicated BPIF training coordinator to ensure you receive the best training and support.


Apprentices without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must achieve Level 1 Functional Skills and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.   

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential permanent appointment within the company upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

This industry is a dirty environment, with some heavy lifting. You will be on your feet for much of the day. You will be expected to always give full attention, no phones on the workshop floor. It is important that we reduce the chance for mistakes for your safety. It can also be very rewarding and give you chance to experience different roles and skills.

About the employer

Based in Bristol, Avon, we serve customers with an excellent selection of kitchen worktops. These come in a range of materials, including granite, quartz, sintered and marble. Our team has more than 40 years of experience, and this has given us an excellent level of knowledge and skill. We have also recently become proud members of the Worktop Fabricators Federation.







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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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