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Print Line Operator Apprentice Counterplas Ltd

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join a skilled workforce and become a Print Line Operator Apprentice within an industry-leading company. You will inspect and print plastic mouldings in-line with customer specifications and ensure high standards of right first time.

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Closing date: 27 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Incremental wage reviews are possible on regular intervals to incentivise the right working behaviours and attitude of the role throughout your apprenticeship.

    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, between 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday between 8.00am - 2.30pm. Overtime is required from the age of 18.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties include:

  • To inspect and print plastic mouldings in-line with customer specification to a high quality finish and within the standard cycle time of the printing machines
  • Ensure high standards of right first time, efficiency and service level are consistently achieved
  • Provide fast resolution to any production issues and ensure good levels of communication
  • Ensure any quality issues are escalated as per standard procedure
  • Any machine defects must be reported
  • Diligence and due care when handling mouldings to prevent damages
  • Ensure all production waste is segregated and stored in the correct containers
  • Working in assembly may also be required

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

You will receive training from your college tutor within your workplace as well as receiving training and mentoring with your employer. 

You will achieve the Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 apprenticeship standard which includes the Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) qualification.

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. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The company will support you all the way through your apprenticeship and further should you wish to continue gaining engineering qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Enthusiasm about the industry, Excellent time management, Self-motivated and proactive


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Counterplas is a leading technical plastic injection molder operating within the UK, and has over many years built a reputation for innovation and excellence. Counterplas have the manufacturing and design expertise and have a large selection of modern, energy efficient machines that range from 40 tonne to 550 tonne. They manufacture many different products and have a very diverse customer base and in more recent years have become plastic manufacturers for a number of UK based blue chip clients.


Counterplas Ltd


Landywood Lane

Cheslyn Hay



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Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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