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Machine Operative Apprentice BELMONT PACKAGING LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to operate under the tuition of a skilled Machine Operator, initially a EMBA cardboard converter. The ultimate goal is to become a fully skilled Machine Operator with a good understanding of the corrugated cardboard sector, whilst working towards a qualification in Lean Manufacturing.

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Closing date: 14 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5 per hour initially, rising to £7 per hour after completing the first year of the apprenticeship. 4-day working week. Workplace pension. Profit share bonus.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Operating, setting, and programming our EMBA machine
  • Be under the supervision of a skilled Machine Operator, learning all the daily tasks involved in the set up of the machine tool setting and programming
  • Learning about materials and the general set up of the machine
  • Learning all 3 parts of the EMBA machine, the feed, the operating and the outfeed/palletisation

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

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification achieved will be a Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Standard, including a Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing.

Throughout your journey you will be supported by both Belmont Packaging and the BPIF. You will be assigned a training coordinator to ensure that you have the best training available. Training requirements will be discussed at the point of employment to suit your own development and the business needs. Most training and studying will be a combination of site-based and remote delivery.

Apprentices without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must achieve Level 1 Functional Skills 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 English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.   

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion of your apprenticeship, you will potentially have the opportunity to progress into full time positions within the business, becoming a multi skilled operator maximising earning potential.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Positive attitude, Reliable, Motivated, Ambitious


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

Things to consider

Vacancy will close early if the right candidate is found - apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note you may be contacted via e-mail for interview.

About the employer

Based in Greater Manchester, we are a UK manufacturer of corrugated cardboard boxes. We’ve been supplying quality sustainable packaging solutions to enhance our customer’s brands for over 40 years. In that time, we have driven innovation in our industry, ensuring that our customers always get the quality and service that they deserve, without the high environmental cost that too often comes with packaging.








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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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