Lowe and Fletcher - Level 3 - Manufacturing Technician Apprentice LOWE AND FLETCHER LIMITED

Manufacturing Technician apprentice, working in an interesting, fast moving manufacturing environment, if this is for you read on. The Manufacturing technician is responsible for ensuring that components can be manufactured and assembled into quality products, achieving the team goals.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will receive annual pay reviews to reflect your increase in knowledge and experience, and salary can be negotiated based on age at start of the apprenticeship. Company benefits included.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 7.30am - 4.00pm. Friday, 7.30am - 1.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Production Technicians take responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of product change-over, quality and output meet the required standard. We are investing in new production machinery and need hands-on Technician apprentices to help us get the full potential from the new investment. The work is interesting and varied, including initial fault finding and repairs to equipment. You will be “earning and learning” while gaining your qualifications and completing your apprenticeship.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting and working under the guidance of Manufacturing Technicians, Maintenance fitters / electricians and machinery operators in the production of component parts and finished assemblies
  • Use of manufacturing drawings / CNC programs
  • Measurement of component parts / assemblies
  • Carrying out any other appropriate duties, as necessary

The training you will be getting

This 4 year programme will include:

  • Engineering Basic Skills training - off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
  • NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
  • A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
  • In house training in line with your requirements

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once you complete your apprenticeship, you will become a Production Technician. Your future is in your hands at Lowe and Fletcher, you can progress through the company into senior and even management roles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Focus, Number skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Time Keeping


GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 / C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 / C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C) Essential

Things to consider

The apprenticeship will consist of 1 year off the job training at Make UK. This will be followed by 1 year spending the majority of your time at Lowe and Fletcher and training on a day release basis at Make UK, to complete your technical qualification. Years 3 and 4 will be spent at Lowe and Fletcher, completing a vocational qualification. On completion of your Level 3 apprenticeship, you would move on to study an HNC qualification, supported by the company.

About the employer

The Lowe and Fletcher group is a family owned business currently entering the 7th generation, the site in Wednesbury is part of the Lowe and Fletcher locking systems group. The company was founded in Willenhall, West midlands and has manufactured locks since 1889. The locking systems division has operational sites in Wednesbury UK, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland and the USA. The company designs and manufactures its own products with ongoing investment in new processes and equipment. We have recently started our Lean manufacturing journey. We are a specialist manufacturer of locking systems, supplying a wide variety of locks for industrial and OEM applications. Our product range is extensive and includes simple mechanical locks, the latest electronic locks and many custom solutions. Lowe and Fletcher manufactures the great majority of its own lock components, the manufacturing processes used include:- • Pressure die casting. • Secondary & progression presswork. • CNC & manual machining. • Abrasive finishing. • Electroplating. • Powder coat painting. • Electronics manufacture. • Plastic over moulding. • Manual & automatic assembly. This makes for a very interesting process environment.




Moorcroft Drive


WS10 7DE

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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

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Jun 2024