Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship FLAIR BLINDS LTD

We are currently recruiting for an exciting new opportunity within our factory. Within the role, you will work alongside a dedicated team and provide a high level of manufacturing / production duties. You will work in the factory and will work alongside a member of the fitting team learning their role.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    NMW for age

    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 - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The apprentice will learn to make all aspects of blinds within the company, (verticals, rollers, perfect fit, pleated)
  • Day to day running of the factory
  • Stock take
  • Replenish stock
  • Make daily order, orders, deliveries
  • You will be shadowing a member of the fitting team out on the road
  • General duties keeping your work space tidy
  • The work load be assigned to the apprentice each day

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

The Apprentice will study the Lean Manufacturing Operative. The qualification will be studied in the workplace.

On completion of the apprenticeship the apprentice will receive a Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of full time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

About the employer

Established in 1985, Flair Blinds are a Sunderland-based company with over 35 years’ experience in providing beautiful homes blinds. We’re now recognised as one of the largest suppliers of custom-made blinds in the UK, offering a huge variety of styles, fabrics, and colours.







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Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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