Manufacturing Operations Apprentice ROTORK UK LIMITED

Working towards a Lean Manufacturing Operative, you will gain hands-on experience and knowledge of the manufacturing operations process, through rotations working in the Production, Warehouse, Supply Chain and Quality functions.

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Closing date: 20 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Discretionary Bonus Scheme Annual Pay Reviews

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 7.00am to 4.00pm. Friday, 7.00am to 12 midday.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Establish a basic mechanical engineering knowledge
  • Learn how to read drawings
  • General assembly techniques
  • Gain a knowledge of the process utilised in manufacturing
  • Gain an understanding tools and techniques utilised in manufacturing
  • Gain an understanding of lean tools and continuous improvement techniques
  • Familiarisation of quality processes
  • Learn project management
  • Learn how to design and develop manufacturing processes
  • Design of tooling and fixtures
  • Purchase and installation of capital equipment

The training you will be getting

  • During the Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Apprenticeship you will be based at our Oldham Broadway Business Park premises and will receive ongoing training and support from both Rotork and Smart Training and Recruitment.
  • Level 2 Lean Manufacturing qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This role offers a long term carer opportunity. The role is to provide succession planning for the manufacturing facility and after completing the level 2 apprenticeship, the apprentice would then complete a level 3 apprenticeship with us, with improvement technician, team leader and supply chain practioner being potential progression pathways.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 4) Desired

Things to consider

The role will involve working in both a factory environment and in an office setting.

About the employer

We are a global market leader in the production of electric, hydraulic and pneumatic valve actuators and gearboxes to manage the flow of liquids, gases and powders. Our products can be found across numerous sectors including oil and gas, water and power, and chemical, process and industrial.




Broadgate, Oldham Business Park


Greater Manchester


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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


Amelia Egan

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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