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Manufacturing Operative Apprentice HOCHIKI EUROPE (UK) LTD

Are you looking to kickstart your career within the manufacturing sector? For 100 years Hochiki Europe has led the way in the design and manufacture of innovative life safety solutions. In this apprenticeship, you will learn and obtain experience in the fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing, primarily through onsite training and with IPS.

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Closing date: 19 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    5.50 per hour (16/17 years old) 7.53 per hour (18+ years old) Quarterly bonus scheme dependent on company targets.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm / Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

At Hochiki Europe, you will undertake a series of objective training placements in different departments working on initial design, quality all the way through to manufacture, assembly and distribution. The placement rotation will give you a broad view of the business and help identify your strengths for a role in one of the following areas:

  • Product Design - combining knowledge of design, engineering, and manufacturing processes to create innovative new products
  • Experimental Prototyping - Create working prototypes using cutting edge additive manufacturing equipment and CNC machines
  • Compliance - Rigorous development testing, inspection of new and existing products to British and International standards
  • New Product Integration - Design and implementation of new production lines and specification of automated machinery
  • Assembly and Manufacturing Engineering - Front line problem solving and improvement projects in the manufacturing area

Where applicable, you may also experience business functions as HR, Customer Service and Sales in order to gain a full understanding of our business.

Regular time for self-reflection and review, and one to ones with your manager will be in place. You will also be able to access, and utilise, our comprehensive Associate training courses and materials. This will support you to regularly review your strengths and areas for development, and for two-way feedback.

Your apprenticeship will last for a minimum of 12-18 months, during which time you will rotate around the wide range of departments across our business. 

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

This Apprenticeship Standard is delivered within the workplace, where the Apprentice will complete a Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative competency and knowledge qualification, Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills). IPS will support and train the learner through the component aims with monthly monitoring and assessment visits to the workplace. This will prepare the learner for End Point Assessment that is required for this Apprenticeship. 

To complete this Apprenticeship, the learner must pass Level 1 English and maths (or have the appropriate transferable skills). 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We know that our people are key to our ongoing success, and we recognise and value the contribution that our employees make.  Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, you will be able to progress to a higher level apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Confident, Reliable, Adaptable, Time Management, Strong Work Ethic


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Science (Grade A* - C / 9 - 4) Essential
Other Engineering (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Enrolment onto your apprenticeship programme is subject to prior attainment checks, and your Personal Learning Record will be reviewed upon successful appointment. We are also obligated to follow the guidelines around eligibility, set out by the government apprenticeship funding rules. • An interest in engineering as a subject with the desire to learn and develop • Strong desire to learn and develop, using open thinking and able to easily adapt to new ways of working Experience of engineering activities are advantageous but not necessary. This may include: 1. Hobbies or voluntary work 2. Previous work experience

About the employer

At Hochiki Europe we believe that our customers deserve the best, both in terms of the manufactured product, but also the service we offer. Its leading edge commercial and industrial fire detection and emergency lighting products have acquired global acceptance as the benchmark for high-integrity and long-term reliability. We have global offices in Dubai, Italy and India as well as manufacturing facilities in Japan and the USA.








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Training provider



Mandy Rai


Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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