Manufacturing Apprentice – Lean Manufacturing Apprenticeship – Birmingham

Manufacturing Apprentice – Lean Manufacturing Apprenticeship




Manufacturing Apprentice – Lean Manufacturing Apprenticeship

The company is looking for Manufacturing Operatives to work on the production line equipment, assembling items such as armrests, fluid, air, coolant pipes etc. as well as packing goods and adhering to 5S controls.

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Closing date: 27 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage


when the hours increase to 38 hours per week, you will be paid £11,994.32 per year.

Working week

There are two shift patterns:
6.00am to 2.00pm and 2.00pm to 10.00pm.
Exact days tbc.

You will initially work 32 hours but this will increase to 38

Total hours per week: 32

Expected duration

12 Months

Possible start date

03 Apr 2023

Date posted

26 Jun 2022


3 miles

Apprenticeship level


Level 2 (GCSE)

Reference number



15 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Lean Manufacturing Operative, your day to day duties will include:

  • Operating production line equipment like bend, end form, drill, press and wash machines
  • Assembling items on a production line including, but not limited to, armrests, fluid, air, coolant pipes etc.
  • Strictly following all safety guidelines / rules on site and safe systems of work
  • Record and monitor non-conforming material for disposal
  • Reporting equipment faults quickly in line with production procedures
  • Complete hourly target checks to ensure cell production metrics are achieved and record details on the relevant documentation
  • Follow standardised work instructions and procedures to achieve quality and throughput targets
  • Monitoring production processes, carrying out and recording basic testing and quality checks, in line with our IATF16949 Standards on site
  • Adhere to Lean Processes and identify ways to improve quality, safety or process efficiency via the Lean Manufacturing tool Kaizen
  • Packing goods in line with procedures and company packaging instructions and customer requirements
  • 5S – maintain a high standard of housekeeping and cleanliness in your areas and adherence to 5S controls

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

This qualification will be Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship and will be delivered over a period of 12 months. 

Training will be on site at the company's premises.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are opportunities to progress to a level 3 Diploma qualification in a number of disciplines i.e.

  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Improvement Technician
  • Team Leader and Supervisor
  • Transport and Warehouse Operations Supervisor
  • Procurement and Supply Assistant

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, attention to quality is vital


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

You will not be able to use your phone within the manufacturing environment. You will be required to lift boxes of components. Some of the work may be repetitive.

About the employer

Lander has been successfully manufacturing for over 140 years within Birmingham. Lander is committed to supplying best quality products to our customers, on time and in full. Our employees are key to making that happen. We are a multi-award winning organisation being recognised for our apprenticeship programme, our employee engagement and development programmes and our manufacturing excellence. We are also currently rated 14th in the Top 100 of Apprenticeship Employers by the National Apprenticeship Services.





Woodgate Business Park

Clapgate Lane


B32 3ED

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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative
Level 2 (GCSE)

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