Manufacturing Operative Apprentice QUALITY INDUSTRIES LTD

QI Vans Ltd are looking for a manufacturing operative apprentices to work within their busy manufacturing operation, using CNC router and laser, punch and press brake, welding, paint coating and assembly.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Age 18-20 £17,888 Age 21 plus £23,712

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30pm Friday 7.30am to 1.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Typical day-to-day duties will include:

  • Preparing, controlling and conducting manufacturing operations Checking materials
  • CNC router
  • CNC Laser
  • Turret Punch
  • Press Break
  • Welding
  • Paint Coating
  • Assembly
  • Finishing operations

The role will be varied, gaining skills and experience within the different manufacturing work centres including CNC router, CNC laser, turret punch and press brake, welding, paint coating and assembly.

The apprentice will gain a thorough understanding of metal fabrication designs and principles, engineering drawings, processes and quality control and will become fully skilled in setting and operating machines to produce components.

The training you will be getting

This is a level 2 Lean Manufacturing Apprenticeship delivered over a period of 12 months. The apprentice will be required to attend a one-week induction at the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Telford TF3 3AJ as part of the training. 

2 week block release which will include health and safety, working safely, employment right and responsibilities, safeguarding, equality and diversity, prevent agenda and British values and continuous professional development. The successful candidate will not only complete their lean manufacturing operative level 2 apprenticeship but will also gain qualifications in Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills). Dependent upon prior qualifications learners may also need to complete functional skills in maths and English.  

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Initially, we expect apprentices to be employed as a manufacturing operative and, for the right candidate, they will have the opportunity for further study and progression within the team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Manual dexterity, Planning and organising, Interested in engineering, Adaptable, Positive attitude


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

About the employer

Quality Industries Limited (QI Vans) are a leading commercial vehicle conversion company based in Telford and are currently looking to recruit apprentices as part of our strategic growth plan. We design, manufacture and fit-out vehicles.








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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


Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

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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