Manufacturing Operator Apprenticeship Bridon Bekaert

Do you want to be an operating specialist in a supportive, innovative global business? Join a locally renowned employer and become their latest success. This role will teach you how to set and operate machinery alongside learning about internal manufacturing processes, allowing you to become an integral part of the business.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £2,393.42 shift allowance.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 06:00 – 14:00 / 14:00 – 22:00 – Friday 06:00 – 12:00 / 12:00 – 18:00 rotating.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Bridon-Bekaert have a lifelong career on offer in their manufacturing operations team.

Bridon-Bekaert is a global industry leader in steel wire, with over 300 years of expertise and knowledge passed down through generations.

You will have come into contact with their products and you may not have ever known. Did you know 30% of the world’s tyres are reinforced with Bekaert steel cord?

Working for Bridon-Bekaert will provide excellent learning and development opportunities as well as the necessary support to achieve a career within the manufacturing profession and beyond.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting, maintaining and running machinery on a production line.
  • Performing quality inspection test to ensure the suitability of the finished product to defined and certified quality standards
  • Finished goods labelling, packing and preparation
  • Warehousing duties including storage of finished goods and supply of raw materials
  • Work within the organisation’s health and safety guidelines to keep work area and equipment safe and clean
  • Learning the importance of following the specified production sequence and procedure at all times
  • Knowing how to check the quality of the assembly against the required quality standards and what tools and equipment are used
  • The procedure for machine set up, positioning, aligning and securing component parts during the operation.
  • Where to obtain the necessary job instructions, operating procedures and assembly specifications that are used and how interpret them
  • How to identify and resolve current and potential production and machine problems within the limits of their responsibility

If you are hard-working, conscientious and aspire to achieve a career within a high-tech manufacturing environment, this is the role for you.

The training you will be getting

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths and English (if required)
  • Day release at Rotherham College once per week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression to industry specialist qualifications – further and higher skill development. A lifelong career in the industry

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Likes to learn new skills, Strong attention to detail


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 3 or above) Desired

Things to consider

This is a successful business that has a very busy workload. They are looking for someone who can listen/learn and use their own initiative to quickly become a valued member of the team.

About the employer

We are Bridon-Bekaert The Ropes Group. We hold over 300 years of specialized experience in steel wire and synthetic ropes and cords solutions, serving thousands of customers globally. What makes us unique and valuable to you? It's a variety of elements, including: The engagement and expertise of our people: our people are at the core of our business, and it is their knowledge, experience and commitment that provide the foundation of our competitive advantage in comparison with our competitors. Our technology leadership: the combination of rope technology strength and wire technology strength will provide a platform for strong differentiation in the high-end rope markets Our ability to serve different markets: oil & gas, elevator, surface and underground mining, cranes and industrial, infrastructure, fishing, forestry. Our global footprint: with 17 manufacturing locations around the world, we hold strong positions in the US and Europe, Latin America, Canada and Australia, and have huge growth opportunities across Asia Joining our dynamic team would allow you to enter a world with limitless opportunities and provide a secure, lifelong career for those looking for a successful future.


Bridon Bekaert


Doncaster Site

Carr Hill



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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

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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