Production Planner Apprentice Engineer SLACK & PARR (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED

We are looking for a Production Planner working mainly in the offices but a large amount of time will be spent on the works organising the work flow through the factory so that production can continue efficiently and effectively. Here you will be receiving deliveries, supporting with production meetings & purchasing tools, equipment and materials.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 7:15am - 4:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    40 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your first year completing Level 2 will be spent in our in-house training school learning basic machine and hand fitting skills as well as Inspection techniques.

You will then progress into an office environment working mainly in the Planning and Production department but will also gain experience in purchasing, process engineer and Research and Development as required.

Tasks include:

  • Preparing shopfloor paperwork
  • Purchasing tools, equipment and material
  • Receiving deliveries
  • Organising workflow through the factory
  • Attending production meetings

You will complete your College Course units on a Day release basis.

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

Your apprenticeship will include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Gateway preparation and End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Our Apprentices progress onto all areas of the company and will have the opportunity to undertake a HNC upon successful completion of their level 3 qualifications with merit and distinction grades.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Team working, Hard Working, Hand-eye Coordination, Reliable, Punctuality


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/5-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/5-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C/5-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade A*-C/5-9) Desired

Things to consider

5 weeks Holiday entitlement per year Possible progression within the company to Cell Leader and Shop Supervisor as experience increases. Starting on Day Shift, Mon – Thurs 7.15am to 4pm, Fri 7.15am to 12.15pm then once onto Level 3 and over the age of 18 consideration for double day shifts, Mon to Fri. We do not operate a night shift.

About the employer

Slack & Parr Ltd is a precision engineering company producing high precision components for our global customers. Our manufacturing facility consists of a large machine shop with CNC Lathes, Milling Machines and Grinding machines as well as our own in-house and established Apprentice Training School which has ran an apprenticeship Program since 1968.




Long Lane



DE74 2FL

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Training provider




01332 296995

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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