Manufacturing Apprentice CHURCHILL CHINA (UK) LIMITED

An opportunity to work for one of Staffordshire's leading manufacturers in the Ceramic industry. Churchill China is experiencing growth and is expanding. It intends to offer applicants thorough training in Lean Manufacturing Principles with a chance to specialise in a variety of areas across the company. Career prospects are excellent.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages will be £5.79 p/h and will increase to £6.71 after 3 months of good performance. Permanent role and age appropriate salary on completion of the apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday (Hours will vary across each department). Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work as part of a team in the one of the 5 departments - Flat Making, Cup Making, Casting, Underglaze Printing, Stonecast Painting & Glazing
  • Develop your skills across the board
  • Apply efficient ways of working to improve productivity
  • Work as a team to meet individual and company targets
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of your own work station

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

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard Level 2 
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing 
  • Functional Skills Level 1, work towards Level 2 
  • Training from mentor and in house training from Axia every 6 weeks 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Permanent post with Churchill

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Churchill China plc is one of the worlds major manufacturers and distributors of high quality ceramic tableware and related products. Based in Stoke on Trent, Churchill can trace its development back to the establishment of one of its constituent companies in 1795 and has developed progressively, building a reputation as an innovative and reliable supplier of quality products. Churchill supplies a wide range of products to customers in hospitality and home markets around the world




No.1 Marlborough Way




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Training provider



Ean Faragher


Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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