Assembly ( Lean Operative ) Apprentice J.C. BAMFORD EXCAVATORS LIMITED

Join our team as an Assembly ( Lean Operative) Apprentice today! As much as we’ve always been about innovating towards a better, smarter future here, we very much believe in good old-fashioned hard work. We’re always looking for people who give it their all and are comfortable thinking outside the box in order to learn new skills.

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

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 08:30 - 17:00. Friday, 08:30 - 16:00.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • We collect data, monitor process equipment and show where errors are occurring- and we do it using a working methodology called Kaizen, which is all about how small changes can have a massive impact. Learning this stuff is truly exciting because it’s about how we’ll future-proof our manufacturing activity- right-now solutions for long-term gain
  • We’ll give you loads of support from some amazing people and there’ll even be outdoor, residential development as part of your training package. It’s all in pursuit of becoming an unmatched problem solver and driven team member who plays a key part in delivering world-class products to our customers, right first time
  • Careers in Assembly don’t come more credible and respected than those started at a company like JCB

    It’s not just having our company name behind you, though. It’s the inspiration and support you’ll get from your innovative, “never content” mentors, always striving for better ways of doing things

  • Over 15 months, you’ll get a taste of life here and—when you finish, you’ll have gained valuable on the job skills. Real work, real impact, real respect and determination.

The training you will be getting

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative, Level: 2 
  • JCB Academy
  • 1 Day per week 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of your apprenticeship you would progress in to an Operative role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 3 GCSE'S Including Maths and English (Grade D/3 or above) Essential

About the employer

JCB is a world-class, family-owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further.




Lakeside Works



ST14 5JP

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Dec 2023