Established in 1982, ASH are currently looking for a Lean Manufacturing Estimator Apprentice to join their Plastic Fabrication team. Duties will include carrying out producing quotations, manufacturing tasks, training to use a variety of materials, assessing quality and more.

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Closing date: 30 May 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

    Mon to Thursday 8.00am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.00am - 1.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Shadow/ Liaise/ Support Estimator
  • Complete quotations as assigned
  • To obtain accurate costs from suppliers
  • Communicate directly with customer regarding quotations Interact with production, sales, design team and customers to resolve issues
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, attention to detail required
  • Ensure all related paperwork is accurate, maintain accurate data information on systems
  • To co-operate with supervisors and management at all times
  • Effective communication and written skills
  • Professionally manage communications with external parties and customers
  • Support daily office tasks including greeting customers and answering the telephones
  • Work as part of a team, to seek clarification, use own initiative Knowledge and Experience of Microsoft Office Packages
  • To maintain a healthy and safe workplace at all times
  • To take reasonable care of yourself and others, and to wear the correct personal protective equipment whenever appropriate
  • You may be required to undertake other duties from time to time as we may reasonably require

The training you will be getting

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible full time role on completion of apprenticeship depending on performance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Customer care skills, Initiative, IT skills, Number skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

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About the employer

Based in the heart of the Midlands we pride ourselves on our craftsmanship and expertise within the point of sale industry. Developing innovative products from design through to in-store delivery. All our SolidWorks designs are engineered to optimise the manufacturing process, taking advantage of a wide range of skills & resources, ultimately reducing costs and achieving the quality you expect from ASH.








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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

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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