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Apprenticeship, Level 2

Lean Manufacturing Operative

A Lean Manufacturing Operative is expected to carry out their work safely and meet the quality standards expected, using process ownership to develop into a multi-skilled operative.

An Operative will be required to prepare, control, contribute to and complete a variety of manufacturing operations, while following manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs). They will also be responsible for maintaining Health and Safety requirements at all times, this will include wearing the correct Personal Protective Equipment and maintaining the ‘5s’ within the work area.

Job Occupations: Manufacturing Production Operative, Manufacturing Inspection/Quality Assurance Operative, Manufacturing Process/Finishing Operative

Planned Duration: 15 months (Practical period: 12 months, End Point Assessment period: 3 months)

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. If you are aged 16 or above, are driven to succeed in a particular industry and are willing to commit yourself to training and study, then an Apprenticeship could be the right career move for you.

The apprentice will learn, work, earn and achieve a qualification all at the same time.

To achieve the apprenticeship they will complete the following:

  • An industry designed and recognised apprenticeship
  • End Point Assessment (Observation with Question & Answer and Professional Discussion)

The apprentice will work towards the following Functional Skills:

  • Mathematics up to Level 2
  • English up to Level 2

Learners who have already achieved GCSEs (A-C or equivalent) in Maths and English may be exempt from Functional Skills.

The apprenticeship is work based, however the apprentice may be required to attend College for functional skills if needed.

Level 3 Improvement Technician Apprenticeship.

There are no formal entry requirements for an apprenticeship (unless an employer stipulates any themselves) however all potential apprentices will undertake a basic Maths and English assessment prior to enrolment.

Observation with Question & Answer and Professional Discussion

Where can it lead?