Kiln Refractory Brick Layer Apprenticeship STEELITE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

You will be maintaining the kilns and associated kiln cars to a high standard of repair. You will be inspecting the refractory bricks (also known as firebricks) in the kiln and repair/replace as required. You will also manage the stock of refractory bricks to make sure there are enough at all times.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting rate £7.50 3 months £8.25 6 months £9.00 9 months £9.75 12 months £10.50 (Subject to satisfactory level of training)

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday: 7am-3pm Friday: 7am - 2:00pm On occasion you may be requested to work a reasonable amount of overtime outside of these hours.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To regularly inspect all kiln cars and carry out the necessary repairs using the appropriate materials
  • Inspect and repair the kiln linings as required
  • Monitor and record the use of all refractories
  • Maintain adequate levels of refractory materials and inform the Kiln Manager/s of order requirements 
  • To comply with all Health and Safety Regulations and Company policies and to ensure at all times that the work area is clean, tidy and safe.

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

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard
  • Diploma in Manufacturing (Level 2)
  • Functional Skills Maths and English (if required) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time employment after the apprenticeship. Opportunities to progress to team leader roles or move to other departments if needed. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

This role does involve some manual handling. There will also be exposure to noise and heat. Full Manual Handling training will be provided along with further specialist training on the job.

About the employer

Steelite International is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of award winning tabletop and buffet solutions for the hospitality industry. Listening to our customers has allowed us to offer innovative solutions in china, metal, glass, wood and melamine. Servicing over 140 countries, we are committed to offering the best in functionality and design, while minimising the effect on our environment.




Steelite International

Orme Street

Stoke on Trent


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Training provider



Ean Faragher

01782 572777

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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