Apprentice Production Planning Assistant @ Unisurge International Ltd

Key Training
CB8 0BF, Newmarket
£173.25 to £334.13 (National minimum apprenticeship according to age)
01 Apr 2021
01 May 2021
Start Date
18-24 months
  • Working week
    • The working week will consist of a routine, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5pm (with a 30-minute lunch). Total hours per week: 37.50
  • Weekly wage £173.25 to £334.13
  • Expected duration 18 months
  • Possible start date 12 Apr 2021
  • Apprenticeship level Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
  • Reference number VAC001688976
  • Positions 1 available

Vacancy description

Our Client is looking for an Apprentice Production Planning Assistant to join their friendly and professional team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from an experienced team, work towards a well-respected qualification and earn an excellent wage! The successful individual will have the opportunity to progress and grow within a well-respected company with the position of a Business Administrator available at the end of the apprenticeship for the right candidate.

The job role is varied but the main duties will include:

  • Provide daily support to the Production scheduling co-ordinator so that operations are planned appropriately and resources optimised to achieve maximum efficiency in picking, cleanroom and packing
  • Update the Production Plan based on the MRP schedule, Issue Pick Notes to the picking team based on known times for being able to pick a batch. Post Pick lists back into the Navision system so that total stock control is maintained
  • Working with the Warehouse Manager review and prioritise picking sheets so that the right materials are being picked in preparation for production in advance of the cleanroom schedule. Monitor performance of the picking team
  • Collect data from the picking process to enable accurate information to be used in the time it takes to pick a batch. Establish pick time targets
  • Create and maintain a Sterilisation Worksheet so that batches processed through the steriliser have full traceability and are optimised. Output production on Navision system
  • Create and adjust any planning Excel spreadsheets using VLOOKUP and filters
  • Where issues occur with picking items check for pick list shortages via Navision system and Excel
  • Proactively work with the warehouse and picking teams to check for shortages in the warehouse
  • As part of the production team assist procurement in the chasing of deliveries that are creating shortages. Proactively look at promised dates for delivery so planning can be achieved
  • As and when required, provide assistance with Goods In and obtain shortages

Requirements and prospects Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • IT literate

Personal qualities

  • Hard working
  • Enthusiastic
  • Confident
  • Flexible
  • Organised
  • Enthusiastic
  • Resilient

Desired qualifications

  • A*-C/7-4 grades in maths and English are strongly desired

Future prospects

  • The apprentice will have the opportunity to progress into a full time role after the apprenticeship period, if successful

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

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