Apprentice Production Operative ACERINOX UK LTD

This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join Acerinox. As one of the largest global manufacturers in terms of production capacity, apprentices can expect a fast-paced work environment within an experienced team.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increases will be regularly reviewed based upon progress and achievements

  • Working week

    8:00am - 4:00pm Mon - Fri (last Friday every month 1:00pm finish)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Planning and organising setting production schedules:

●         Working from the production plan/schedule for the production lines

●         Implement and set the lines from work orders/production plan

●         Loading of correct product onto the line

●         Working from work orders and Mex to produce to customers' requirements

●         Quality focused

●         Time management setting/running the lines.  

●         Positive attitude to be flexible between warehouse & production duties when called upon.   


Production targets:

●         Be proactive and regularly assess the daily workloads to achieve targets

●         Ensure good communications between the Teams

●         To meet production Targets  

●         To look for improvements to the production process

●         Quality control (report quality issues to the QA Manager)

●         Ensure standard operating procedures are followed

●         Liaise with the rest of the team to achieve targets

●         Check bundle weights are correct


Production maintenance:

●         Tooling management of Fagor and Inco lines (when re-grind is needed)   

●         Report any issues with the lines          

●         Update and complete the weekly maintenance check sheet

●         Ensure working areas are clean and tidy

●         Stock is packed in accordance with customers' specifications.


Health & Safety:

●         Monitor and maintain site security at all times

●         Maintain full licence compliance (FLT/Crane use)

●         To carry out safety/visual checks of plant/machinery before operation

●      Maintain full adherence to health and safety procedures 



●         Scrap is disposed of in the right bins

●         Waste paper/plastic disposed of in the correct bins 

●         Work areas are kept clean and tidy


Personal Development:

●         Seek feedback 

●         Develop essential skill and knowledge

●         Invest time to develop relationships within the teams

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

Engineering Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Functional skills, if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is potential for a full-time position to be offered to the right candidate on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Confidence, Adaptability, Time management


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

About the employer

Acerinox is one of the most competitive companies in the world in the manufacturing of stainless steels and nickel alloys. It is the most global company in the sector, with a presence on the five continents, factories on four continents and supplying to customers in 81 countries. Since its incorporation, now 50 years ago, Acerinox has been carrying out a continuous investment programme, with the development of its own technological innovations, which, in some cases, have constituted a true milestone in stainless steel technology.







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Training provider



Samantha Williams

01922 657000

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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