Manufacturing Operator Apprenticeship (Print & Processing Industry) POLYCORR LTD

Do you want to be an operating specialist in a supportive and well-established business? This role will teach you how to set and operate machinery and follow manufacturing instructions. You will be given training to become an expect in Health & Safety and Standard Safe Systems at Work Procedures.

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Closing date: 05 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pension Scheme: Invitation to join the pension scheme. The scheme is currently 3% employer contribution and a minimum 5% Employee contribution. Death in Service Cover: 4 x Salary. Income Protection: 75% of salary less state benefits.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Polycorr LTD have a lifelong career on offer in their manufacturing operations team.

Protec International Ltd are Europe’s leading manufacturer, supplier and recycler of Temporary Protection Materials used to protect expensive fixtures and fittings in the construction industry. Polycorr is part of the Protec International group and has been trading 10 years.

Working for Polycorr will provide excellent learning and development opportunities as well as the necessary support to achieve a career within the manufacturing profession and beyond.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting, maintaining and running an extrusion line
  • Ensuring the line is efficiently changed including material blends, process condition setting and print changes
  • Performing quality inspection test to ensure the suitability of the finished product to defined and certified quality standards
  • Finished goods labelling, packing and preparation
  • Warehousing duties including storage of finished goods and supply of raw materials
  • Work within the organisation’s health and safety guidelines to keep work area and equipment safe and clean
  • Learning the importance of following the specified assembly sequence and procedure at all times
  • Knowing how to check the quality of the assembly against the required quality standards and what tools and equipment are used
  • The procedure for positioning, aligning and securing component parts during the assembly operations
  • Where to obtain the necessary job instructions, operating procedures and assembly specifications that are used and how to interpret them
  • How to identify and resolve current and potential production/assembly problems within the limits of their responsibility
  • If you are hard-working, conscientious and aspire to achieve a career within a high-tech manufacturing environment, this is the role for you

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

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English (If required)
  • Day release at North Notts College once per week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression to industry specialist qualifications – further and higher skill development. A lifelong career in the industry

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Understanding of manufacturing, Rising to a challenge, Enjoys learning new skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

This is a successful business that has a very busy workload. They are looking for someone who can listen/learn and use their own initiative to quickly become a valued member of the team. Holidays: Annual leave is 25 days and 8 Bank Holidays which equals 33 x 8 or 264 hours (22 shifts). The holiday entitlement is for each complete year, running from 1st January to 31st December and is accrued on a pro rata basis. Workwear: All provided including boots. Parking: Free on-site parking

About the employer

With over 30 years’ experience, Protec International Ltd are Europe’s leading manufacturer, supplier and recycler of Temporary Protection Materials used to protect expensive fixtures and fittings in the construction industry. Polycorr is part of the Protec International group and has been trading 10 years. Our customers are some of the leading construction and shipbuilding companies in the world and are at the very heart of what we do and how we continuously work. Our partnership with our customers ensures we lead the industry in new product innovation and sustainability initiatives. We offer a comprehensive range of flame retardant and standard protection solutions that cover every stage of a construction project, from site set-up to handover and completion. Our Temporary Protection products enable our customers to: • Reduce accidental damage on site • Save time and money • Deliver defect-free projects • Avoid disruption to build schedules • Prevent numerous site visits for remedial repairs We’re proud to be the only direct supplier of Temporary Protection materials with a UK-based manufacturing and recycling plant. As a manufacturer, we recognise our corporate responsibility to reduce plastic waste. We have invested significantly in our state-of-the-art manufacturing and recycling lines enabling us to launch our award winning Proplex Closed Loop Remanufacturing Scheme.






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Training provider




01909 504 777

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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