Manufacturing Operator Apprenticeship (Print & Processing Industry) POLYCORR LTD

This role will teach you how to set and operate machinery and follow instructions. You will be given training to become an expect in Health & Safety and Standard Safe Systems at Work Procedures. As a growing business, this role will give you the chance to join a green, eco-friendly business, helping the environment while enjoying a rewarding career

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday hours to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Polycorr LTD have a lifelong career on offer in their manufacturing operations team.

Protec International Ltd are Europe’s leading manufacturer, supplier and recycler of Temporary Protection Materials used to protect expensive fixtures and fittings in the construction industry. Polycorr is part of the Protec International group and has been trading 10 years.

Working for Polycorr 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 an extrusion line
  • Ensuring the line is efficiently changed including material blends, process condition setting and print changes
  • 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 assembly 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 positioning, aligning and securing component parts during the assembly operations
  • Where to obtain the necessary job instructions, operating procedures and assembly specifications that are used and how to interpret them
  • How to identify and resolve current and potential production/assembly 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
  • 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, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Ability to prioritise workload, Highly enthusiastic


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

With over 30 years’ experience, Protec International Ltd are Europe’s leading manufacturer, supplier and recycler of Temporary Protection Materials used to protect expensive fixtures and fittings in the construction industry. Polycorr is part of the Protec International group and has been trading 10 years. Our customers are some of the leading construction and shipbuilding companies in the world and are at the very heart of what we do and how we continuously work. Our partnership with our customers ensures we lead the industry in new product innovation and sustainability initiatives. We offer a comprehensive range of flame retardant and standard protection solutions that cover every stage of a construction project, from site set-up to handover and completion. Our Temporary Protection products enable our customers to: • Reduce accidental damage on site • Save time and money • Deliver defect-free projects • Avoid disruption to build schedules • Prevent numerous site visits for remedial repairs We’re proud to be the only direct supplier of Temporary Protection materials with a UK-based manufacturing and recycling plant. As a manufacturer, we recognise our corporate responsibility to reduce plastic waste. We have invested significantly in our state-of-the-art manufacturing and recycling lines enabling us to launch our award winning Proplex ClosedLoop Remanufacturing Scheme.






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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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