Lean Manufacturing Level 2 apprenticeship GENCOA LTD

The job holder will work within the Speedflo and Optix section of the R&D department, responsible for assembling circuit boards and other electronic equipment and ensuring that components are prepared, assembled and tested to internal quality standards and within required customer deadlines.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 09:00- 17:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

·          Benchfitting: prepare parts/surfaces & check component parts for quality issues prior to assembly

·          Accurate assembly of Speedflo & Optix, using assembly schematics & instructions, in a cleanroom-type environment

·          Components assembled and tested to internal quality standards in a timely and efficient manner

·          Use testing equipment as part of the quality control procedure to verify accurate assembly

·          Works within, and follows, established systems and processes

·          Documentation of assemblies and testing

·          Other software and testing tasks after suitable training & development

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Training will be 1 day a week at Mtc Liverpool
  • The remaining 4 days will be at Gencoa

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression on to BTEC level 3 in engineering 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths, Science (Grade 2 And Above) Essential

Things to consider

Limited travel may be required to customer/supplier sites (very occasionally this may mean travel to customer sites overseas). Strong magnets used in the Magnetrons prevent individuals fitted with Pacemakers from the Workshop

About the employer

Gencoa is a customer-focussed company providing expert solutions for the vacuum coating sector throughout the world. For over 25 years, Gencoa has been perfecting its range of magnetron sputter cathodes and plasma deposition components, in addition to the introduction of process control and sensing products







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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

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