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Production Operative (Welding) Apprentice M R MACHINE KNIVES LTD

M R Machine Knives Limited is looking for a Production Operative (Welding) Apprentice to complete a Level 3 apprenticeship to join their team. They will produce high quality machine knives, in accordance with work order and drawings’ requirements, adhering to health & safety safe working procedures.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay is reviewed in line with progression in the apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    You will work Monday to Friday. Your start and finish times including your shift pattern will be determined by the employing company.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Following work instructions for processes involved in the production of machine knives
  • Following instruction from works orders and drawings
  • Perform quality checks during the stages of production and highlighting any discrepancies
  • Meeting customer deadlines by achieving daily targets according to the production schedule
  • Recording tasks completed on the appropriate clocking system including any non-productive hours
  • Perform production tasks required within the allocated time allowed to complete the job
  • Operate machinery safely and in accordance with work instructions
  • Assist with the maintenance of machinery and report any issues or hazards
  • Identify and report unsafe operations to management immediately
  • Recommend process improvements to enhance operational efficiency and safety
  • Maintain a clean working area
  • Contribute to waste management programs
  • Receive occasional deliveries from suppliers; unloading, booking in and putting away of the delivery
  • Reconcile the delivery note to the purchase order for received items
  • Cover packing and dispatch operations as needed during busy periods and periods of employee absence
  • Reporting on stock levels as required
  • Any other duties, as may be appropriate, to achieve the objectives of the job and to assist in the fulfilment of the company’s objectives, commensurate with your salary grade, abilities and aptitudes. These duties include bending/forming, punching, laser welding, polishing, packaging, inspection, material preparation, goods inwards and goods outwards activities

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

You will study on a Level 3 Engineering Technician standard on a Metal Fabricator pathway.  On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3 standard.

Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
Level: 3


Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognized qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Multitask, Self motivated


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade C or grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths Higher Paper (Grade C or grade 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

When the company was founded, we had a vision to fill the space that other manufacturers left in the market, delivering a consistent balance of quality and value for money. Over a decade later and MRMK still does everything we set out to do all those years ago, providing ultra-sharp precision blades at a price you deserve when you need them. Our mission is to produce great quality blades without the up charging. At MRMK, we always seek to build friendly, long-lasting relationships with our customers and suppliers at the highest level. We believe investment in apprenticeships are important for the business, bringing new skills and perspective to our company.







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Training provider



Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023