Lean Manufacturing Apprenticeship DIAMOND COATINGS LTD

Fantastic opportunity to work within an Award-winning ITO coatings company within walking distance of the Merry Hill Centre Dudley. There are 2 positions available that are the ideal opportunity to start your career in Manufacturing with opportunity to learn all aspects while earning a wage. Duties include general machine operation, loading and unloading of glass and plastic parts with due care and attention.

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Closing date: 06 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Exact shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To engage in root cause analysis of repeat issues/ breakdowns and provide reports with suggested improvements and containment actions
  • To engineer out previous issues following a continuous improvement mindset
  • To Monitor that the TPM schedules are followed/maintained and make recommendations for improvement
  • Attend additional training as required
  • Ensure all equipment is used correctly and returned in good condition
  • Attend weekly team cascades and daily production meetings
  • Assist with pre-production within the area, obtain accurate information (run data sheets, route cards, and work instructions) to ensure a smooth and effective product process flow through 

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

  • Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprentice Standard
  • End point assessment 
  • 20% off the job training 
  • Functional skills in maths and English (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon completion of the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to gain full-time employment and become a valued member of the team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Patience


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

About the employer

Diamond Coatings is an optical coatings and ITO glass supplier with a worldwide customer base which includes companies of all sizes as well as companies which supply a diverse range of products. Over the years we have been involved in projects in industries ranging from Automotive to Aerospace as well as serving requirements for University research projects. Examples of some of the work we have done include the manufacture of a capacitive switch for a lighting system for one of the world’s leading luxury car manufacturers




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Training provider



Karen Jackson



Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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