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Machine Operator / Shop Floor Apprentice DRYWALL STEEL SECTIONS LIMITED

Dry Wall Steel Sections Limited have a great opportunity available for an apprentice to join their well-established team as a Machine Operator / Shop Floor apprentice. Dry Wall Steel Sections are an innovative and forward-thinking business who cater for customers in the UK and abroad offering bespoke solutions and services customers specifications.

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Closing date: 04 Feb 2023

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 - Thursday: 7.00am - 3.30pm (8 hours per day) and Friday: 7.00am - 12.00pm (5 hours). Total: 37 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Role focusses on keeping the shopfloor organised, clean, and tidy, as directed by Factory Supervisor and other members of the team.

Will receive on the job training in:

  • Operating rolling mills
  • Operating sheet metal machinery
  • Assembling pre-panelised steel frames ready for despatch
    loading and unloading vehicles
  • Forklift driving

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

Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative apprenticeship standard

  • Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths (if required)
  • 20% off the job training 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprentice will be able to progress towards a permanent role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

Please note this company will be moving premises in around 12 months time to a location in WV4 and the role will move with it

About the employer

Drywall Steel Sections Limited aims to be one of the leading innovative manufacturer and supplier of cold rolled steel products and systems for dry construction, yet cost competitive to give choice and added value to its customers, both home and abroad. Our commitment to quality further underpinned by recent capital investment in up to date state-of-the-art roll forming technology.






B64 6JH

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Training provider



Karen Jackson

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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