New Lean Apprenticeship Opportunities at Caterpillar Desford. 

Now Recruiting!

Looking to gain experience as an apprentice in manufacturing? Caterpillar in Desford, Leicestershire, is recruiting for Lean Manufacturing apprentices now.

So, apply now to secure your place with a leading global company and gain industry experience within a manufacturing facility.

Start dates available in August 2021

(Click apply to register your interest)

Earnings potential for Yr1 £13’708 circa (+ Production Bonus) subject to criteria.  

Lean Manufacturing Apprentice:

You will join a driven and motivated team of Apprentices, within a leading manufacturing organisation, supplying the Worldwide Construction Industry. During your Apprenticeship you will gain knowledge and experience, completing hands on tasks assembling Construction Products, alongside gaining your formal qualifications, which are recognised and fully transferrable within the manufacturing sector. You will be working in assembly production areas within the business, which are fast paced, physically demanding – you will be assembling components to a high-quality standard and to strict deadlines.

This apprenticeship has been designed to run for 15 months. Your first 12 months are based on working towards your Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing and your skills, knowledge, and behaviours as you develop your knowledge of manufacturing principles and techniques alongside your work skills. Following your first 12 months with Caterpillar, you will then be entered for your end-point-assessment. Your end point assessment will comprise of two assessments:

  • Observation with questions and answers
  • Professional discussion

Upon successful completion you will achieve the Lean Manufacturing Operative Standard and your Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing.

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Further opportunities:   

*Potential 2nd Year programme options:  6 Sigma Trainee, with a built in EAL, Level 3 Diploma in Business-Improvement Techniques. Caterpillar Six Sigma Green Belt training.

Other programmes may be available subject to criteria.

Join a new and exciting group of apprentices working for the world’s leading manufacturer of construction products. Our assembly plant is based in Desford, Leicestershire and has over 65 years of business excellence experience.

You will gain practical hands-on experience and develop your theoretical knowledge. You will also gain formal qualifications, which are transferable and recognised within the industry sector.

Each year our Desford facility recruit a number of apprentices, to gain experience in industry and develop their CV for future employment.

This scheme offers new apprentices an opportunity to gain a minimum of 15 months ‘experience*, with the opportunity of applying for a full-time role, or further apprenticeship opportunities, where available, at our Desford facility.

As a company, we have a set of core values that form the foundation of our success. We live and practice these every day – Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, Commitment and Sustainability. By living our Values in Action, we create an inclusive environment that we are proud of as a company.

Apprentices earn whilst gaining invaluable, hands on work experience and industry recognised qualifications. These qualifications are delivered onsite within our Caterpillar Skills Development Academy and our production areas.

Work based learning with on-the-job training enhances your experience, by providing you the opportunity to work alongside our skilled employees within our business.

This format will provide you with the opportunity to grow and develop your capabilities, build confidence, develop your professional network and understand the world of work as well as the opportunity of working for a world-class global organisation.

*subject to successful completion of the year one program.

We Build What Matters

Whether it be ground breaking products, best in class solutions or a lifelong career, you can build what matters to you at Caterpillar. With 150 locations in countries around the world, what you create at Caterpillar travels and helps people around the world. You can collaborate with the best minds in the industry, complete meaningful work and continuously grow and develop through our various opportunities. Here, you can do the work that matters. https://www.caterpillar.com/en/careers/why-caterpillar.html

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