As a Manufacturing Apprentice you are likely to be responsible for the setting and operation of machines during production. You will also be responsible for the planning and setting of the sequence of operations according to drawings, layouts and other instructions. You may also assemble products using jigs and tools and inspect sub-assemblies or finished products for faults before the next phase of production or delivery to the customer. You will also learn how to work to the correct standards of health and safety, be a team player and have the initiative and the ability to solve problems. Typical roles within the manufacturing sector are Plant and Process Operatives, Production Operatives, Production Inspectors, Moulders, Core Makers and Die Casters and Assembly Operators. Typically the sectors you could work in are the electrical, electronic, glass manufacture, plastic moulding and metal goods sectors.
As a Manufacturing Apprentice you must be willing to both listen and learn and to accept changing priorities and working requirements, work effectively with others in a team whilst maintaining effective professional working relationships, ability to complete work to schedule, organise work space for efficiency and effectiveness by identifying and storing items used, maintaining work area and sustaining order, actively engage in wider business and look to provide information that positively contributes to the business, attention for detail, monitor and check work meets specifications.