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Lean Manufacturing Apprenticeship DIAMOND COATINGS LTD

Fantastic opportunity to work within an award-winning ITO coatings company within walking distance of the Merry Hill Centre, Dudley. There are 2 positions available that are the ideal opportunity to start your career in manufacturing with opportunity to learn all aspects while earning a wage. Duties will include general machine operation and loading and unloading glass and plastic parts with due care and attention.

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Closing date: 16 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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

    Shift work after initial training period which will be early and late shifts 6am-2pm and 2pm-10pm, days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000102691

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • General machine operation 
  • Loading and unloading of glass and plastic parts with due care and attention
  • To engage in root cause analysis of repeat issues/breakdowns and provide reports with suggested improvements and containment actions
  • To engineer out previous issues following a continuous improvement mindset
  • To monitor that the TPM schedules are followed/maintained and make recommendations for improvement
  • Attend additional training as required
  • Ensure all equipment is used correctly and returned in good condition
  • Attend weekly team cascades and daily production meetings
  • Assist with pre-production within the area, obtain accurate information (run data sheets, route cards and work instructions) to ensure a smooth and effective product process flow through

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

  • Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprentice standard
  • End point assessment 
  • 20% off the job training 
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)

Qualification will include one of the below: 

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/3589/0
  • ETCAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/5151/2
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/4344/8
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills) Ofqual number: 603/6783/0
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 610/0180/6

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to gain full-time employment and become a valued member of the team.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Patience

Qualifications

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

About the employer

Diamond Coatings is an optical coatings and ITO glass supplier with a worldwide customer base which includes companies of all sizes as well as companies which supply a diverse range of products. Over the years we have been involved in projects in industries ranging from Automotive to Aerospace as well as serving requirements for University research projects. Examples of some of the work we have done include the manufacture of a capacitive switch for a lighting system for one of the world’s leading luxury car manufacturers

Employer

DIAMOND COATINGS LTD

Address

UNIT 3&4

STERLING PARK

PEDMORE ROAD

DY5 1TB

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Training

Training provider

STAFF SELECT LTD

Contact

Karen Jackson

Karen.Jackson@novatraining.co.uk

07969090211

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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