Lang and Potter - Machinist

£150.00 per week


Performing Manufacturing Apprentice
Published: Oct 13, 2017
Ref: LP277JD

This vacancy is based in Plympton.

Lang and Potter are looking to recruit a machinist apprentice to join their experienced team.

The Apprentice’s Role

You will be taught all aspects of a machinist role, you will learn to make high end bespoke designs for valued customers using a variety of upholstery skills and abilities.

You will work in a supportive environment within a small team. You will be taught how to use specialist sewing machinery while also being able to cut high-quality fabrics, these designs and products will be used on government warships.

Working Hours: Monday to Thursday, 07.30am – 4.30pm and Friday 7.30 – 12.30.

Wages: £150.00 per week. Any overtime above 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.

Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement, including bank holidays, will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address or call us on 01752 332452.

Lang and Potter is a long established private family business owned company which is based in Plympton, Devon. Lang and Potter specialise in flooring, blinds, upholstery, curtains and soft furnishings. They pride themselves on bringing the clients ideas to life and making them walk away with the highest quality of product on the market.

Past Apprentices

Lang and Potter have supported numerous apprentices in kick starting their dream career in roles such as Administration, Engineering, Customer Service and Marketing. They know what it means to take on an apprentice and will support you through out your time with them.

Once having completed your qualification, you will progress to higher qualifications with the opportunity to gain full-time employment.

Skills Required

You will need to be precise and accurate with your work while taking pride in the final product. You will need to be hard working and passionate about the industry and an excellent team player.

Personal Qualities

You will need to be responsible and trustworthy at times and take direction well. You should be enthusiastic with excellent time keeping skills and a willing to succeed.

Prior Qualifications

Qualifications are not essential however a good level of English and Maths would be desirable.

The Level 2 Apprenticeship in Performing Manufacturing Operations consists of:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Level 2 Diploma in Industrial Environment Awareness
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (Level 1)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health & Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

Attendance will be required at our training centre for one day a week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on site by the employer, where you will have regular visits every six to eight weeks from your designated assessor who will monitor your progress during your training.

Whilst at the Skills Group training centre, you will learn the necessary skills and gain experience to help you throughout your role. Part of your training will be knowledge and theory based, whilst the rest will be practical.

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About Us

Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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