Manufacturing Apprenticeships

Smart Training & Recruitment offers Manufacturing Apprenticeships designed to provide essential skills and knowledge for various roles in the manufacturing sector. These programmes combine practical experience with learning, preparing apprentices for successful careers in manufacturing.

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Manufacturing Apprenticeships: Building Excellence in Industry

Smart Training & Recruitment offers comprehensive Manufacturing Apprenticeships designed to equip individuals with essential skills and knowledge for various roles within the manufacturing sector. These programmes combine practical experience with theoretical learning to prepare apprentices for successful careers in manufacturing. Our range includes apprenticeships such as Lean Manufacturing Operative, Improvement Technician, and Improvement Practitioner, each offering in-depth training for specific areas within manufacturing.

What are Manufacturing Apprenticeships?

Manufacturing Apprenticeships are structured training programmes that help learners develop the skills and behaviours required to carry out their work safely and meet the exact quality standards demanded in a fast-paced environment. Apprentices will learn various skills, from health & safety to quality control, production, problem-solving, and more, tailored to their chosen programme.

Our Manufacturing Apprenticeships include:

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2: Designed for those working in fast-paced processing environments, this apprenticeship teaches apprentices how to carry out their work safely and meet quality standards. Apprentices will develop into multi-skilled operators capable of handling manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications.
  • Improvement Technician Level 3: This programme provides apprentices with a solid understanding of Lean methodologies to improve organisational processes and procedures. Apprentices will learn to support managers and practitioners by implementing projects, reducing waste, and improving productivity.
  • Improvement Practitioner Level 4: This apprenticeship focuses on developing the key knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed to lead organisational change. Apprentices will learn to identify and deliver change across functions, manage projects, and implement sustainable countermeasures.

Learning topics covered in these apprenticeships:

  • Health & Safety and Environmental
  • Production
  • Lean Manufacturing Operations
  • Quality Control
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Effective Communication and Teamwork
  • Problem-Solving

Manufacturing Apprenticeship Learner Journey

Our specialist tutors provide comprehensive support throughout the 12-18 months (course dependant) of on-programme learning and End Point Assessment. This includes monthly virtual classroom lessons and workshops, workplace training, shadowing, mentoring, and online one-to-one support. Additionally, we offer support for functional skills in English and Mathematics to ensure apprentices are fully prepared for their End Point Assessment and confident in their skills.

Career progression after completing a Manufacturing Apprenticeship

After finishing a Manufacturing Apprenticeship, individuals can advance to more advanced positions within their organisations or pursue additional qualifications. For instance, apprentices who complete the Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 will attain their OAL Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing. This can open up career opportunities such as Engineering Technician or Team Leader. Depending on employer needs, apprentices may also advance to higher-level apprenticeships in areas such as Engineering, Continuous Improvement, or Leadership.

Get Started with Manufacturing Apprenticeships

Explore the opportunities available through our Manufacturing Apprenticeships and take the first step towards a successful career in the manufacturing sector. Contact Smart Training & Recruitment today to learn more about enrolling in our programmes and how they can benefit your career or organisation.

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For more information on our Manufacturing Apprenticeships, please fill out our contact form or call us on 01983 475006.

Companies who have chosen Smart for their Training Needs

Learner & Employer testimonials that speak for themselves

" We have been working with Smart for a few months, having been let down by another provider. We can honestly say that the quality of training and support that they provide is the best we have seen since we started using apprenticeship programmes to upskill our staff a few years ago. A 5* provider! "

MJ (Employer)

" Smart Training are the provider for a number of apprenticeships' for Leadec. They are very helpful and keep us regularly updated with progress of our students. They spend time with potential students clearly explaining what is involved with the course content and commitment required "

Leadec (Employer)

Frequently Asked Questions about Manufacturing Apprenticeships

A Manufacturing Apprenticeship is a structured training programme that combines practical work experience with theoretical learning. It equips individuals with the skills and knowledge required to excel in various manufacturing roles, such as improvement technician, practitioner, and lean manufacturing operative.

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