Lean manufacturing Apprentice TIGERTURF (UK) LTD

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, methodical and practical individual to join us at our site as lean manufacturing Apprentice. We are looking for a positive individual with the right practical individual to join us at our site as lean manufacturing Apprentice. You will be manufacturing artificial grass while completing a Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2.

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Closing date: 12 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Fri, 8:00- 16:00, 30 min Break. Employer happy to adjust shifts to suit individuals.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To correctly store, handle and scan palletised bobbins of artificial turf yarn in accordance with Production Order details and QC standards to/from T1 - T9 creels using a range of associated supplementary items of work equipment incl. hand tools
  • Operate T1 - T9 tufting machines to produce trollies of semi-finished tufted product in accordance with Production Order details, QC standards, Technical Specification using a range of associated supplementary items of work equipment, including replacement of consumable parts
  • Use mechanical handling equipment to move pallets and trollies of semi-finished product
  • The tuning, testing and major maintenance of tufting machines, using a range of associated supplementary items of work equipment
  • FLT Operator (forks and boom attachment) incl. daily inspection and use of the external LPG re-filling station. Use pallet scales, pallet wrapper and baler
  • Deputise for Production Supervisor duties during periods of absence and train other Production Operatives
  • To maintain excellent standards of housekeeping and waste management
  • Fulfil all duties and responsibilities in accordance with company protocol (e.g. policies, handbooks, risk assessments, standard operating procedures, work instruction, toolbox talks, training, instruction, supervision, company values), proactively contribute in meetings and professional development opportunities to continually improve skills, competence and knowledge of self and others

The training you will be getting

  • LEAN Manufacturing Operative Level 2 apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills)
  • No Day Release
  • Fuctional Skills Maths & English if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position for the right apprentice on completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

how will you get there?

About the employer

TigerTurf have been manufacturing artificial grass in the UK for 20 years. We work with a network of highly skilled construction partners to deliver our sports and landscape projects.




229 IKON



DY10 4EU

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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


Carolyn Marson



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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