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Apprentice Fibreglass Laminator/Finisher (Lean Manufacturing) Washington Glass Fibre Moulders Limited

During this role you will learn how to Spray and hand lay Fibre Glass Laminating, The making of Fibre Glass moulds and finishing the product to a high standard

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Wednesday 7am-5.30pm - Thursday 7am-4.30pm Fridays are not worked unless overtime . 30 minutes are given for lunch as well as one 10-minute break in the morning and one 10 minute break in the afternoon.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Applicants applying for this role will be trained in the following:
-    Spray and hand lay Fibre Glass Laminating
-    The making of Fibre Glass moulds
-    How to finish a Fibre Glass product to a high standard
-    Ultimately you will learn the specialist skills required to become a fibre glass laminator and moulder.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

-    Good communication
-    Be able to work as part of a team
-    Have good problem-solving skills
-    Good time management

Personal qualities

Applicants should have the following qualities:
-    A strong work ethic
-    A willingness to learn and develop new skills and trades
-    Strong attention to detail and accuracy with the ability to work effectively under pressure
-    To ensure the surrounding work area is a safe environment for themselves & other users Comply with health and safety rules and regulations and ensure the correct PPE is worn/used throughout
-    Highlight any shortfalls or issues relating to safety or maintenance immediately
-    Good communication skills both verbal & written

Desired qualifications

Mimimun GCSE's 3-9 or A- D or equivalent 

Future prospects

Ultimately this could lead to long term employment for the right candidate. 
This would mean a permanent full-time position within the company.

About the employer

Established over 30 years ago, Washington GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) is still a family run business dedicated to providing exceptional levels of personal service and flexibility.
Widely recognised and used as an authority in GRP production, our experience includes all GRP processes – Hand Lay, Spray and Injection. We are specialists in Hand Lay.
We predominantly produce pop top roofs for camper vans, although we do make other products, for example: motor bike racing body work and specialised sports car kits.
Our factory is based in Washington and is a very fast paced production system. 
We are classed as a small business as there are only 12 employees. However, most employees have been with us for many years.


Washington Glass Fibre Moulders Limited



Parsons Road


NE37 1HB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City of Sunderland College

Level 2 standard in Lean manufacturing 

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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