Production Operator Apprentice HERAEUS NOBLELIGHT LIMITED

Working within the production manufacturing or assembly components area for Flash / Optics lamps or other HNL products, you will be responsible for upholding the standards and values of Heraeus Noblelight in all areas of quality and customer satisfaction, both internally and externally.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 06 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8.00am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 May 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Your main objectives will be:

  • Working in, and promoting, health and safety in the workplace
  • Maintaining your workplace in a safe and tidy manner
  • Preparation of required materials
  • Reading and understanding technical drawings
  • Full understanding of all required SAP transactions
  • Accurate processing, movement and usage of materials
  • Working with flexibility to meet customer needs, internal and external
  • Undertaking training to meet business needs and flexibility

You will fully support your line manager and team by following through on instructions and guidelines given whilst taking a critical view to challenge the status quo, with a solution driven approach, to support a continuous improvement and lean working.

The training you will be getting

  • The learner will be studying the Engineering Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Day release to the Cambridge NCTC site
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Gaining different skills while completing a college course. Share and learn with other Hereaus site. Potential job opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Initiative, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Relocation to Northstowe to our new site early next year.

About the employer

Heraeus Noblelight Ltd. (originally named Noblelight) was started in 1978 with just three employees. An opportunity was seized to focus and develop lamps in the ever-expanding laser market at the time. Our focus on innovation, investment, and serving customers laid the foundation for growth and is at the heart of everything that we do. As the laser market was rapidly expanding from research to industrial applications, so did our products. We developed the first ‘long life’ continuous laser lamp (CW), named the Supa Lamp, and significantly increased the operating life of flash lamp technologies to meet a wide range of industrial customer applications requiring robust lamp-pumped lasers used for cutting, marking and engraving. In 1987, the company became part of Heraeus providing stronger financial backing and access to advanced lamp manufacturing technology including quartz glass expertise. Our rapid expansion and significant export growth garnered two prestigious Queen’s Awards for Export, in 1990 and 1995, and a further third for Enterprise in 2015. Understanding customer needs in new applications led to the development of flash lamps for non-laser applications such as solar simulation and cosmetic IPL. In our most recent decade, we have significantly invested and engineered our own automated flash lamp manufacturing process. Heraeus Noblelight is a global leader in the design and manufacture Xenon, Krypton Arc and Flash Lamps and in recent years developed our breakthrough technology - humm3®. It is an exciting time to join us here at Heraeus, as we are currently undergoing rapid expansion plans following the shift from component supplier to solutions provider. We have approximately 110 staff based over two sites on the Science Park in Cambridge.




161-163 Science Park, Milton Road



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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 06 May 2024