Apprentice Product Finisher MADE BY THE FORGE LIMITED

A unique opportunity for one person to join a small team of skilled artisans. We will initially train the candidate to be able to identify, pick and assist with getting products for orders. Leading to more complicated tasks in the manufacturing and finishing of products. If you are practical, honest and a hard worker then this role may suit you.

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Closing date: 26 Apr 2024

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 7.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Tasks will include: 

  • Manufacturing processes using drills and lathes 
    Picking items for others 
  • Carrying out QC and assisting in making sure items are in perfect condition before they are dispatched
  • There will be duties that involve painting and other finishing methods which is a skilled operation but also one that immense personal satisfaction can be derived

The training you will be getting

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 qualification
  • Functional Skills Level 2 maths and English to be taken if an equivalent grade has not been achieved
  • Blended on/off the job training and location to be confirmed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If the apprentice shows to be worthy of future employment, we would look to offer them a full time role after the completion of the training period.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Diligence


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Level 2/C/4) Desired

Things to consider

7:30am is an early start and we do not accept lateness. If you wish to apply please ensure you can get to work on time every day.

About the employer

Made by the Forge is a family-run British company, specialising in forging bespoke wrought iron home décor making wrought iron products for your home. We offer you an exceptional personal service from start to finish. All of our ironwork is individually handmade, forged in the UK, quality checked and, for extra peace of mind, guaranteed for life as standard. Each of our products is made to order before being shipped worldwide to most destinations.




Fitzroy House

Crown Street



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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


The Apprenticeship Team

01284 788005

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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