Manufacturing Apprentice ARGLA Architectural Glass and Aluminium

ARGLA are a vibrant manufacturing firm, looking to recruit two manufacturing apprentices to their team. The positions will involve fabrication of windows, curtain walling and doors. The successful candidates will liaise with the Team Leader, Factory Floor Supervisor and Designers, to create top class products for the customer.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7am - 3.30pm (this may change to 8am-4.30pm) Friday 7am - 1pm Total hours per week: 38.00

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The two apprenticeship roles will include:

  • Work on a double head Saw.
  • Assemble windows and curtain walling frames, and doors.
  • Liaise with Supervisor and Designers to ensure that everything is correct.
  • Ensure that your workplace is clean and does not obstruct others.
  • Secure windows, doors and curtain walling on stillage when it is ready for loading.
  • Occasionally undertake site work to fit in the windows or fix any errors.

ARGLA have had a number of members off staff who started out as apprentices, they have been supported in their training and have gone on to permanent roles.

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

  • Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Apprenticeship Standard
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required - if not required, Maths and English upskill will still be provided but you do not need to sit an exam.
  • Preparation for End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of permanent employment and going on to complete further qualifications.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills


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

About the employer

We are changing the industry; we question traditional methods and challenge the possibilities within architectural aluminium and glazing. With over 100 years combined experience in design alone, we are confident in the standard of work produced from every avenue of the company. We are in the business to provide the best service, the best product, with zero defects. We aim to provide people with opportunity. As a company, we are programmed towards growing and developing our own people. We like to offer career opportunities instilling confidence in people and giving them the chance to develop themselves professionally. From the design office to the factory floor each employee is fully aware that our aim is to finish the contract to a very high standard so that the finished job looks ‘as it should’ to the professional eye. As we are a relatively young company, without doubt, our long-term aim is to build a successful brand that stays grounded. We know where we come from, the surrounding North East is part of our heritage. An arrogance will never creep into our ways. We will always look at a project with a critical eye and improve from there.


ARGLA Architectural Glass and Aluminium


Unit 2, Jade Business Park

Spring Road, Murton



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Training provider



Emma Norbury


Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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