Apprentice Ballistic Glass / Opaque Armour Production Operative TYNESIDE SAFETY GLASS COMPANY LIMITED

Due to a period of expansion within our ballistic glass department Tyneside Safety Glass have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to join the business as an Apprentice Ballistic Glass production operative. The right candidate will be working within a specialist department which manufactures ballistic glass for use in armoured vehicles.

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Closing date: 08 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7.90 per hour rising to £8.46 per hour after 6 months should work meet the expected requirements.

  • Working week

    The typical working week will see apprentices initially work a day shift rotation of 38.5 hours per week with the potential of moving to work other shift patterns i.e. 48 hours 4 x 12 hours shifts 6am – 6pm (Monday – Thursday).

    Total hours per week: 38.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working with state-of-the-art machinery and equipment to a competent level in your work area Complete relevant paperwork throughout the shift
  • Communicating with members of the production team on a daily basis
  • Achieve daily targets and report anomalies
  • Ensure college work and projects are kept up to date
  • Adhere to all health and safety procedures
  • Carry out good housekeeping
  • Carry out new and additional tasks when required

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard
  • All training will take place in the workplace with no requirement to attend college

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, there are opportunities for progression in all areas of the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and maths. (Grade 4-9 (A*-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Candidates must be able to travel to the employer premises initially for an 8am start potentially moving to 6am subject to future shift requirements. Please consider travel arrangements prior to applying for this role.

About the employer

Tyneside Safety Glass has been established for over 85 years and are one of the UK’s leading privately owned glass processing companies. They supply specialist toughened and laminated glass products to markets throughout the world.




Kingsway North

Team Valley Trading Estate


NE11 0JX

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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 Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing 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

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