Supply Chain Warehouse Apprenticeship PORTWAY TOOL & GAUGE LTD

We are looking to offer the chance for someone with real passion, enthusiasm and ambition to learn and grow with a local well established engineering company in Lye. This role would suit someone with an interest in engineering although you will be predominantly based in the warehouse, you shall learn more aspects of the business. You will be accepting deliveries and booking in and out materials, as well as other duties.

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Closing date: 12 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage will be reviewed after 3 months

    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

    Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Friday 7.30am - 12.30pm with 30 minutes break for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Production control 
  • Accepting deliveries 
  • Booking in and out materials 
  • Packing orders
  • Producing delivery notes 
  • Customer contact 
  • MRP use (full training provided)
  • Social media updates 
  • Picking orders

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

Supply Chain Warehousing Apprenticeship Level 2.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are various routes for progression on completion of the apprenticeship, dependant on what your future aspirations are, but a full time position will be offered within the company if business allows.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Ambitious


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

Things to consider

Although this role is predominantly in the warehouse you will be learning everything within the company and shall be expected to get involved in a variety of tasks. If you have any engineering or CAD experience that would be great. If you are comfortable with Microsoft programmes including Word and Excel that would also be useful.

About the employer

Portway is a precision press toolmaking sub contract toolroom. The type of tooling manufactured produces metal parts for a variety of markets including the; Automotive, Computer, Electronics, Security, Household and Protective Boots and Shoes industries. Portway’s tooling is produced on high precision machine tools using the very latest technology for us to be a competitive manufacturer. Ultimately, the parts from our tooling for the automotive industry are supplied to companies such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Renault, Toyota and Honda. Metal parts off tooling for the computer industry are covers, bases, cage drives and internal support brackets for companies such as Compaq, IBM, Digital and Xerox.




Dudley Road




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Training provider

Nova Training


Karen Jackson

Apprenticeship standard

Supply chain warehouse operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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