Apprentice Lean Manufacturing Operative GEM PARTNERSHIP LIMITED

GEM have an exciting opportunity for a number of applicants to develop skills in Lean Manufacturing, MIG Welding and Forklift Truck Operation whilst working with our client based in Newton Aycliffe. After successful completion of the 12 month training programme, apprentices could earn a salary of £26073, plus shift allowance and overtime.

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Closing date: 08 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Shift allowance (20% on backs and 33% on nights) and overtime is also available. After successful completion of the 12 month training programme, you could earn a salary of up to £26073, plus shift allowance and overtime.

  • Working week

    3 shift pattern - days, nights and back shift. Days 7am-3pm. Nights 11pm-7am. Backs 3pm-11pm. Overtime may also be required on occasion, including weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    21 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Specialise in the manufacturing of chassis products, or support of chassis products, via machine operation, welding or logistics.
  • Gain industry experience within world class training facilities, including MIG Welding and Forklift Truck qualifications.
  • Work towards targets to achieve 85% efficiency/performance levels.

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

Manufacturing Operative (LMO) Apprenticeship

·        The Lean Manufacturing Operative will be expected to carry out their work safely and meet the standards demanded in a fast-paced working environment. The LMO course is a fantastic opportunity to develop new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

·        Full-time work-based learners will spend 12 months on-programme working towards the Lean Manufacturing apprenticeship standard.

·        You will be expected to undertake coursework and improvement activities throughout the duration of the course as part of your off-the-job training.

·        You will be allocated mentor within the workplace.

·        Learners without English & Maths at a level 2 must achieve a level 2 whilst enrolled on the course.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking for people who will play a key role in the future of Gestamp and want to develop a career with them as a multi-disciplined operator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience


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

About the employer

GEM are looking to recruit a number of manufacturing apprentices to work with our client based in Newton Aycliffe.




Gestamp Tallent Ltd

Skerne Road

Newton Aycliffe


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Training provider



Jen Dunthorne


Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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