Typical job roles

Carrying out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively.

The Manufacturing Industry offers an exciting and varied career both in the UK & abroad providing a broad spectrum of opportunities for people to work in a technically advanced and innovative environment. Businesses within the sector range from small family-run manufacturing operations to large multi-national companies driving the countries growth & wealth.

The UK’s Manufacturing Industry is highly regarded worldwide for its innovation and manufacturing excellence and requires a high degree of skill & knowledge across all levels of their organisations.

A Production Operative will be expected to carry out their work safely and meet the exacting quality standards demanded in a fast-paced and efficient processing environment and develop into a multi-skilled operator through process ownership. A Production Operative can be required to carry out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively. They will be required to prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations, and follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures (SOPs) whilst adhering to specific safe working policies & procedures.

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Typical Tasks

This role can cover a variety of tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Sets and operates machines during production
  • Plan and set up the sequence of operations according to drawings, layouts and other instructions
  • Assemble products using jigs and tools

Entry criteria

4 or 5 GCSEs at grade 9 to 3 (A* to D) including English and Mathematics for a Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Typical duration

18 months

Career/progression opportunities

Completion of this Production Operative (Level 2) apprenticeship can lead to progression opportunities into the following careers:

  • Engineering Technician
  • Team Leader

Dependent on employer requirements, progression onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship