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Mill & Machine Shop Assistant Apprenticeship A J B WOODWORKING LTD

AJB Group are currently seeking to expand their Mill & Machine shop department. The successful applicant will perform multifunctional roles within the fundamental part of the factory, ensuring continuous flow of manufacturing items are being produced within the Mill and Machine Shop to reduce bottle necks.

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Closing date: 12 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an assistant to the two departments, the role will consist of the following:

  • Assist the main operators in the Mill & Machine Shop, receiving timbers from the back of the machines, and placing timbers onto a trolley
  • Ensure items are quality checked and labelled with sizes before placing on the trolleys
  • Ensure items are stacked correctly on trolleys
  • Assisting the Timber Mill with deliveries and disturbing timber to the Mill shop
  • Ensure department is kept clean and tidy
  • Liaising / maintaining effective links with department staff and Coordinators
  • Ensure performance / quality is kept to a high standard
  • Ensure work flow within department is maintained
  • Meeting department deadlines
  • Complying to department SOP’s
  • Tool kits are used and stored correctly
  • All machinery is used correctly

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

Full in house training towards successful completion of the Lean Manufacturing Operative which includes:

  • 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

Apprentices without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must ensure that apprentices achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking the end-point assessment. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship the candidate may have a chance to complete a higher level qualification / get a more senior position within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Good working ethics, Eager to learn, Hard working, Good team player, Willing to work overtime


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

Things to consider

• Good housekeeping is kept within department and whole workshop • ISO 9001/FSC PEFC procedures are met • Work is carried out to health & safety regulations • Work within department is carried in accordance to fire risk and risk assessment • Complying to manual handling procedures • Maintenance of machinery within department is completed, breakdowns are reported • Staff handbook, company policies and procedures are met

About the employer

AJB group specialises in the design and manufacture of high quality Internal Joinery, External Doorsets, Windows, Composite Doors and Mouldings. Established in 1999 and providing an excellent service for residential, commercial renovations and new-build developments of all sizes, we have gone from strength to strength.







NN17 4AZ

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Training provider



Courtney Bishop

01604 230371

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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