UAP Production Apprentice

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Apprenticeship Summary

Annual Wage
£14,021.28 (depending on age, wage can increase)
Working Week
Mondays to Thursdays 8.00am – 4.30pm, Fridays 8.00am – 2.30pm.Total hours per week: 39
Expected Duration
12 Months
Possible Start Date
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?

What you will be doing:

The role exists to assist in providing support to the Washington site.

To support the Washington plant Supervisor Team to continuously improve the UAP taking part in activities such as 8D reporting, SMED, 5S, OEE, SAP, TPM, PDP, daily data inputting and driving continuous improvement within the business in line with Adler Pelzer Washington Ltd rules.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Assist the supervisor in daily production data input and improving accuracy of information across the department providing support and coaching the team
  • Support the supervisor analysis of underperforming lines and driving improvement actions regarding the plant OEE
  • Support the shopfloor in HSE stop work process and observe unsafe situations during daily tour
  • Coordinate daily and monthly SAP V TRS reporting lead improvement actions
  • Ordering & monitoring of consignment stock for the UAP department
  • Support daily 5s audits and follow up on improvement activities
  • Cover and understand the production process when required
  • Set up global index update and maintain current work instructions and standardised work
  • Work alongside UAL department to analyse daily & weekly PDP achievement
  • Attend daily 8D review and improve the quality standards in the UAP analysing daily scrap data

Knowledge and experience:

  • Enthusiastic, motivated and well organised
  • Strong written, communication and computer skills
  • Hardworking, flexible and reliable
  • Able to work well within a team
  • Self-confident, decisive and able to apply initiative
  • Committed to continuous improvement
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will work towards a qualification in level 2 lean manufacturing operative which will be one of the below:

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/3589/0
  • ETCAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/5151/2
  • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 603/4344/8
  • OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (Knowledge and Skills) Ofqual number: 603/6783/0
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing (knowledge and skills) 610/0180/6

No other qualification can be completed within this standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Further development and support providing the attitude and behaviour of the apprentice is exemplary

Requirements and Prospects

Desired Skills and Personal Qualities
Attention to detail, Initiative, Logical, Number skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
Things To Consider

About The Employer

We do business differently! We will grow intelligently, profitably and in a socially and environmentally friendly manner We will be true to our historical and family based roots, which allow us to support each other in a collaborative and unique manner, makes us what we are. We want to be the global leader in our field of business, providing integrated and innovative solutions, working in partnership with our customers.
Staithes Road Pattinson Industrial Estate, Washington Tyne and Wear NE38 8NW

About The Trainer

Zenith Training is a North East based Training Provider, located in South Shields. We offer training solutions to organisations and individuals, to help them grow.

At our core we’re passionate about the work we do to help people. Because of that we’ve gained a highly regarded personal and hardworking reputation.

We pair that approach with expert training consultants, our in depth knowledge of the North East training funding marketplace and the latest in educational thinking, to supply and deliver tailored solutions across all sectors!


201 Business Works, Henry Robson Way, South Shields NE33 1RF

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