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Production Operator Apprentice BOARD24 LTD

Board 24, have an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to work with their experienced Cases manufacturing team. To learn & demonstrate all aspects & competencies of the role from Operator to Lead Operator whilst completing their apprenticeship. You will ensure customer quality standards are maintained at all times, including board caliper, print coverage, colour matching, die registration, case size and case squareness.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting £12,500 for around 3 months. 3-6 months (coinciding a move to shifts & subject to achieve certain criteria £18,000). 6 months + (coinciding a move to cover holidays/absence shifts with overtime & subject to achieve certain criteria £22,793)

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - Initially 08:00 to 16:00, after 3-6 months: 05:30 – 13:30/13:30 – 21:30 rotating.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

On a day-to-day basis as a apprentice at Board 24 you will:

  • Ensure all work is carried out safely
  • Ensure all equipment is in a safe and serviceable condition
  • Enforce and promote safety and housekeeping in your area of work
  • To report safety and hazard faults
  • Ensure customer quality standards are maintained at all times, including board caliper, print coverage, colour matching, die registration, case size and case squareness
  • Ensure a rapid response to machine failures and breakdowns and inform relevant departments (planning & despatch).
  • Keep Line Manager informed of work progress.
  • Ensure cleaning schedules are rigidly adhered to and meet the agreed schedule (daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly checks).
  • Employ continuous improvement techniques and share best practice with colleagues

Employees are responsible and accountable for:

  • Compliance with workplace policies and procedures for risk identification, risk assessment and risk control
  • Active participation in activities associated with the management of workplace health and safety
  • Identification and reporting of health and safety risks, accidents, incidents, injuries and property damage at the workplace

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

The apprenticeship consists of:

  • Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative apprenticeship standard
  • Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (Level 1/2) where applicable

All aspects of your training will be delivered on-site with your employer, and you will have regular site visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progressing into higher level jobs within the company such as Lead Operator then through to Team Leader development, increase in wage depending on performance.

All competency and performance based. You will be fully supported by Team Leaders, the Production Manager and Lead Operators.

We are committed to supporting your development throughout to enable any apprentice who joins us and who shows commitment, hard work and ability, to have a career in the packaging industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Good practical skills, Safety Conscious, Enthusiastic & committed, Reliable & Punctual, Polite, Eager to learn, Flexible, Desire for a career packaging


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade A* - C / 9 - 4) Desired

Things to consider

This pathway, like many manufacturing jobs, requires manual skills, handling heavy equipment, working shifts and spending long periods standing; so physical fitness is important.

About the employer

Board24 are the largest sheet feeder in the UK, supplying corrugated board to the specification desired across three locations in England and Scotland. We have been manufacturing corrugated sheet board for over 30 years. And in that time our knowledge, expertise and capabilities have increased significantly and continue to do so. Board24 expanded the product offering when Cases24 became a part of the business in 2009 and has gone on to become the first choice supplier of volume glued cases to the trade. With an extensive portfolio of single or double wall sheets, in a wide selection of flutes and paper types to suit the performance requirement, we endeavour to meet any challenge from our customers; from bespoke corrugated cardboard solutions to volume cases. Our vision is simple: to consistently deliver corrugated sheet board solutions to suit individual needs. To provide unrivalled customer service and quality. To take care of our people, our customers and our local community.




2 Franks Road

Bardon Hill


LE67 1TT

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Training provider



Emma Honey

01208 813568

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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