Production Apprentice ZF LEMFORDER UK LIMITED

Production apprentices required to operate, set and change over CNC machines, carry out quality checks and maintenance checks.

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Closing date: 22 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 4.30pm and Friday, 8.00am to 1.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Day to day duties for this job role will include:

  • Operating, setting and changing over CNC machines, automated assembly and robotic equipment to the required standards and targets
  • Carrying out quality checks using gauging and measuring equipment to ensure 100% right-first-time quality
  • Carrying out TPM maintenance checks on the machines to maintain and improve reliability
  • Carrying out 5S and related tasks in order to maintain and improve the workplace and reduce changeover times
  • Actively participating in continuous improvement and other activities to improve quality and efficiency

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

Level 2 Engineering Operative standard.

Mandatory qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in engineering operations (skills) Ofqual regulated 
  • Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge) Ofqual regulated 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression routes would include the development of technical skills /organisational skills / planning skills / problem solving skills to move into a production technician / production team leader / engineering or quality support role, as the opportunities arise.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4/C as a minimum) Essential

About the employer

ZF is a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and industrial technology. With its comprehensive product portfolio, the company offers integrated solutions for established vehicle manufacturers, mobility providers and start-up companies in the fields of transportation and mobility. Digital networking and automation are focal points of ZF system development as it transitions to becoming a software- and cloud-based company. ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act.




Heath Road



WS10 8LZ

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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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