Production Operative Apprentice


Plymouth, PL7 5HH

Closes in 25 days (Friday 16 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 July 2024


Cornwall Glass Manufacturing Ltd are looking for an enthusiastic candidate to work within this experienced and well-run company to gain a Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 apprenticeship. The aim is to support the Production Operations Team in various activities including: Glass processing operations, Batching, H&S, Quality Control, and LEAN.

Annual wage
£14,144 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Lean manufacturing operative (level 2)
Monday to Friday – 7:30am to 17:00pm / (please note anyone 18 and under will only be able to complete 40 hours per a week)

42 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 19 August


1 Year 3 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

The apprenticeship consists of:

  • Intermediate Standard Apprenticeship-Lean Manufacturing Operative
  • L2 NVQ Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Functional Skills in English and Math’s (Level 1/2) where applicable
  • Will include Level 2 NVQ in Glass Processing

All aspects of your training will be delivered on-site with your employer, and you will have regular site visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor, who will monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship program.
You will achieve a qualification in Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 Standard.

Where you’ll work

3 Beechwood Way





An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Lean manufacturing operative (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents

Your training plan

This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


Desirable qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • Maths & English (grade A* - C / 9 - 4)

Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Non judgemental
  • Physical fitness

Other requirements

This pathway, like many glass/glazing jobs, requires manual skills, handling heavy equipment, and spending long periods standing; so physical fitness is important. Please note that interviews may take place before the vacancy close date and the successful applicant may start before the advertised start date.

About this company

Established for 45 years, Cornwall Glass Manufacturing is a family-owned business specialising in the manufacture and production of glass. Our experienced glazing teams offer professional service for Commercial, Trade, Architectural and Domestic customers. We offer the largest range of glass and mirror products in the Southwest including double and triple glazed sealed window units available with the very latest, glass innovation options. Toughened and heat-soaked glass products, painted glass splash backs and worktops. Our three manufacturing and toughening sites situated in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, coupled with our skilled workforce enables us to provide a first class, professional service. (opens in new tab)

Disability Confident

Disability Confident

A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

After this apprenticeship

Progressing into higher level jobs within the company, or the groups company in either Production or Management.

Apprentices will also a receive a £250 contribution to driving lessons if required after 9 months and a High Street voucher on completion of the apprenticeship.

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:


Emma Harris

01872 247 233

The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262292.

Apply now

Closes in 25 days (Friday 16 August at 11:59pm)

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