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Manufacturing Operations Apprentice

Welsh Government
The Window Centre St John's Court, Upper Fforest Way Llansamlet SA6 8QQ
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
30 May 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


Manufacturing of uPVC Windows, Front Doors, Back Doors & French Doors.
Apprentice will learn about and how to manufacture windows & Doors:
Beading, cleaning down excess wells on all uPVC products that have been made. Gearing and assembling of windows, prepping windows and doors before manufacturing. Welding windows into position using the welding machine. Cutting the size of profile to manufacture the windows.Whilst in full-time employment you will undertake the following qualifications:

NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations
Industrial and Environmental Award Level 2
Essential Skills as appropriate

Additional information

Assessment to take place onsite at the workplace but candidate will be required to travel to the XR Training Centre in Pyle for induction, examination and as required by the assessor. Please ensure before applying that you are able to meet this requirement.



Must be committed to the job and training.
Must have a real enthusiasm for the manufacturing trade.
Must show initiative and be proactive.
Must be able to follow instructions.
Must be reliable and punctual.
Must be prepared to travel to the XR Training Centre in Pyle at least once a week for mandatory off-the-job training.


GCSE Maths grade C


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
XR Training

Foundation Apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations

About the employer

The Window Centre St John's Court, Upper Fforest Way


Disability confident

No, we are not part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Interviews to take place at the employers premises - XR Training will be in touch to organise.


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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