Manufacturing Apprenticeship THE WALSALL WHEELBARROW CO LTD

Looking for a long term career in manufacturing? The Walsall Wheelbarrow Co Ltd have a great opportunity for an apprentice to join their thriving team. The apprentice will have hands-on experience, learning the aspects of wheelbarrow manufacturing from experienced staff while completing a Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Currently £5.28ph, going up to £6.40ph April 2024

    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

    Monday to Friday, 8am - 4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Maintain standards of housekeeping
  • Follow company policies and procedures
  • Learn all aspects of wheelbarrow assembly
  • Powder coating
  • Track work
  • Packaging parts
  • Loading
  • Any other day to day duties as requested by mentor/ manager 

The training you will be getting

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2
  • Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 
  • Functional Skills Maths/ English if required 
  • No day release 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible full-time position, continue to grow and develop within the business 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


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

About the employer

The Thacker family, owners of The Walsall Wheelbarrow Company, have been instrumental in the development and manufacture of the modern wheelbarrow. With over 80 years of experience through 3 generations, we are the experts in our industry and constantly strive to innovate and lead the way with new product and manufacturing processes.







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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


Nova Training

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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