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Manufacturing Production Operative Apprentice MOULD ABILITY LIMITED

You will work alongside highly skilled GRP/ composite laminators and engineering patternmakers to develop your technical and finishing skills. You will develop your knowledge on how composite moulded parts are manufactured for a variety of sectors and industries.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday: 08:00 – 16:30. Friday: 08:00 – 13:00.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As our Manufacturing Production Operative, you will be expected to:

  • Prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations
  • Follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Adhere to specific safe working policies & procedures
  • Follow Health and Safety requirements at all times
    maintain an organised work area
  • Ensure the safe disposal of waste
  • Contribute, develop and support improvement in the manufacturing operation using continuous improvement methods and problem-solving tools and techniques.
  • Carry out quality checks throughout the manufacturing procedure
  • Work closely with stakeholders and report any issues to the department supervisor

We will give our Manufacturing Production Operative apprentice the skills to:

  • Perform one processing/finishing operation method e.g. hand processing, manually operated machine processing, fully automated machine processing, combined processing
  • Obtain and follow the correct Job instructions, processing/finishing procedures and equipment operating procedures in accordance with time constraints and the roles and responsibilities identified for the processing/finishing activity
  • Perform the processing/finishing operation according to instructions and safe operating procedures
  • Monitor and control the processing/finishing operation
  • Carryout quality checks on component parts and completed assemblies and deal with quality concerns and defects in line with their responsibility
  • Produce processed/finished products which comply with processing specification

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group. This will be delivered work based and your tutor will visit you into your place of work.

As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for full time employment on completion of the apprenticeship for the right applicant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Punctual, Respectful, Working under pressure, Able to follow instructions


GCSE or equivalent Design & Technology (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D or above) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade 2) Desired

Things to consider

No experience required; the most important thing is you are practical, enthusiastic, and keen to learn in a hands-on environment.

About the employer

Mould Ability Ltd is an established company with over 30 years' experience in the engineering pattern making industry. We manufacture moulded components for a wealth of different industries, including leisure, automotive, building & construction.







S43 3JR

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Training provider



James Sayles

01246 500 500

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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