Apprentice Door Assembly Operative KENT FLUSH DOORS & JOINERY LTD

Are you looking to start your career in the manufacturing sector? Do you want to earn a salary whilst gaining experience and a qualification? We have an exciting opportunity for a Door Assembly Operative Apprentice. You will take part in woodworking and joinery with practical experience in manufacturing of bespoke doors and fire doors.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This is the starting wage and the salary will be reviewed on a regular basis taking into account of performance and progression throughout the apprenticeship process.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 07:30 - 16:30 and Friday, 07:30 - 15:30.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be fully trained in all of the following areas:

  • To learn all aspects of flush fire door construction and how to use the processing machinery
  • Cross cut
  • Panel saw
  • Veneer presses
  • Sanding machines
  • Lipping machines
  • Glazing of doors

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Working to deadlines
  • Working in an organised manner
  • Working in a tidy environment
  • Working within a team
  • Learn to have pride in your work
  • Working with and shadowing experienced colleagues

The training you will be getting

  • The level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard is a multi-discipline programme, which encompasses a wide variety of job roles within the workplace
  • This apprenticeship standard is delivered within the workplace, where the apprentice will complete a Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing
  • You will receive Functional Skills training in English and maths prior to your End Point Assessment if you do not already hold a GCSE Grade 4/C or higher (or equivalent qualification) in these subjects
  • IPS will support and train the learner through the component aims with monthly monitoring and assessment visits to the workplace
  • This will prepare the learner for the End-Point Assessment (EPA) that is required for this apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is the potential of gaining permanent employment within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Practical skills, Work ethic, Motivated, Willing to learn, Hardworking


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3/D and above) Desired

Things to consider

Enrolment onto your apprenticeship programme is subject to prior attainment checks, and your Personal Learning Record will be reviewed upon successful appointment. We are also obligated to follow the guidelines around eligibility, set out by the government apprenticeship funding rules. NB: Please include minimum qualifications (GCSE Maths and English grades) in your apprenticeship application. Tailor your application to the vacancy, dedicating 1-2 paragraphs for each question to demonstrate interest in the role and the company. The employer is not located by any public transport routes and so you will need to be able to reliably get to the employer's address.

About the employer

Kent Flush Doors is a family owned business since 1993. We pride ourselves in manufacturing high quality bespoke products, a fast turnaround and exceptional customer service. Dealing with the domestic customer just wanting a single door or main contractors on full scale projects, we will accommodate to everyone’s needs. We pride ourselves in fast turnarounds and appreciate our customers work to strict deadlines which cannot be missed and as such if something is urgent we will pull out all the stops to deliver at short notice and on a short lead time. We hold many independent accreditations including the BM-TRADA Q-MARK which means you can be safe assured that our fire doors are manufactured in the correct way, following the correct specifications and using the correct practices every single time.







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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


Mandy Rai


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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