Machine Operative Apprentice BELMONT PACKAGING LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity for an apprentice to operate under the tuition of a skilled Machine Operator, initially a EMBA cardboard converter. The ultimate goal is to become a fully skilled Machine Operator with a good understanding of the corrugated cardboard sector, whilst working towards a qualification in Lean Manufacturing.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.28 per hour initially, rising to £7 per hour after completion of the first year of apprenticeship (or national minimum wage for age group). 4-day working week. Workplace pension and profit share bonus available.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 07.00 to 17.00. 4 day working week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties and responsibilities will include:

- Operating, setting, and programming our EMBA machine

- Be under the supervision of a skilled Machine Operator, learning all the daily tasks involved in the set up of the machine tool setting and programming

- Learning about materials and the general set up of the machine - Learning all 3 parts of the EMBA machine, the feed, the operating and the outfeed/palletisation.

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

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the qualification achieved will be a Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Standard, including a Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing.
  • Throughout your journey you will be supported by both Belmont Packaging and the BPIF. You will be assigned a training coordinator to ensure that you have the best training available. Training requirements will be discussed at the point of employment to suit your own development and the business needs.
  • Most training and studying will be a combination of site-based and remote delivery.
  • Candidates who do not have the required level of maths and/or English will be required to complete Functional Skills as part of their apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion of your apprenticeship, you will potentially have the opportunity to progress into full time positions within the business, becoming a multi skilled operator maximising earning potential.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Initiative, IT skills, Number skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

Desired skills - Good listening and communication skills, an ability to work under pressure, the ability to take the initiative - Excellent organisational and problem solving skills - Be methodical and well organised Personal qualities - A high level of self-motivation and commitment to training and professional development - You must be enthusiastic, with a positive and mature attitude - Punctual and reliable with a strong work ethic - Friendly - A willingness to keep up to date with changing equipment and techniques

About the employer

Based in Greater Manchester, we are a UK manufacturer of corrugated cardboard boxes. We've been supplying quality sustainable packaging solutions to enhance our customer's brands for over 40 years. In that time, we have driven innovation in our industry, ensuring that our customers always get the quality and service that they deserve, without the high environmental cost that too often comes with packaging.




3 Ormside Close

Hindley Industrial Estate

Hindley Green


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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