Manufacturing Apprentice CHURCHILL CHINA (UK) LIMITED

The die making department make the huge die moulds for the pressure cast machines. Dies are made out of resin and must be made with exact precision with pipe feeds for the air, water and slip (liquid clay) to enter the die and form the ware.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages will be £6.36 p/h, rising to £7.37 after 3 months of good performance. Wage rises are directly related to performance, attendance and behaviour.

  • Working week

    Week 1 Monday - Thursday 6.00am - 2.30pm and Friday 6.00am - 1.30pm. Week 2 Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 4.00pm and Friday 6.30am - 2.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 42

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The day to day role will be the production of Dies for the pressure-casting machines to produce Churchill ware. You will also:

  • Develop your skills across the board
  • Apply efficient ways of working to improve productivity
  • Work as a team to meet individual and company targets
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of your own work station

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

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard Level 2 
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing 
  • Functional Skills Level 1, work towards Level 2 
  • Training from mentor and in house training from Axia every 6 weeks 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Permanent post with Churchill

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Churchill China plc is one of the worlds major manufacturers and distributors of high quality ceramic tableware and related products. Based in Stoke on Trent, Churchill can trace its development back to the establishment of one of its constituent companies in 1795 and has developed progressively, building a reputation as an innovative and reliable supplier of quality products. Churchill supplies a wide range of products to customers in hospitality and home markets around the world




No.1 Marlborough Way




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Training provider



Ean Faragher


Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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