Lean Manufacturing Apprentice

Unilever Ltd

Leeds, LS14 2AR

Closes in 10 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 5 July 2024


This manufacturing apprenticeship programme is based at the Leeds factory, helping to produce aerosol and roll-on deodorants, for example, Dove and Lynx. We currently have x4 manufacturing apprenticeship vacancies.

Annual wage
£17,680 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 Shift times to be confirmed as may vary.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 7 October


1 Year 6 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 apprentice will enrol onto the L2 Lean manufacturing operative. The apprentice will achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 

Functional Skills English and Maths if required.

Some attendance to Castleford college will be required.

Where you’ll work

96 Coal Road


LS14 2AR


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 4/C)

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


  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Reliable

Other requirements

1 day a week at college Working in a highly flammable environment In contact with perfume/fragrance - consider any allergies

About this company

Unilever is one of the world's most global companies based in the UK. Originating in 1888 at Port Sunlight to now having 20 UK sites and more than 6000 employees. Unilever generates an annual turnover of more than 59 billion euros. The Leeds site is home to the world's largest deodorants factory where well-known personal care products such as Dove, Sure & Lynx are manufactured.

https://www.unilever.co.uk (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

Pathway to a role within the Leeds sourcing unit.

Level 3 Leadership qualification

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:


Heart of Yorkshire Apprenticeship Team


01924 789469

The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262973.

Apply now

Closes in 10 days (Friday 2 August at 11:59pm)

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