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Assembly Apprenticeship


Job Details



Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive DOE plus benefits

Closing Date

28/09/2021 14:00

Our Early Careers schemes are now open

What could you do with a globally-recognised brand?

JCB is a world-class, family-owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further.

About your role:

As one of the largest manufacturers of construction equipment in Europe, JCB consumes over 175,000 tonnes of steel a year, which is cut, bent, welded & assembled to produce its signature yellow machines.  

Lean manufacturing is a methodology that focuses on minimizing waste within manufacturing systems while simultaneously maximizing productivity. Waste is seen as anything that customers do not believe adds value and are not willing to pay for.

As a Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Apprentice in Product Assembly you will work at one of JCB’s UK facilities, where you will develop the knowledge and practical skills to assemble, rectify and continuously improve JCB procedures and become a skilled JCB Assembly Operative; skills which are in high demand across the JCB Group. 

At JCB we are always looking for a better way and being a Lean Manufacturing trainee will allow you to help implement change for the better, removing non value added work allowing us to streamline the processes in assembly. You will be able to record and help standardise this across the group, using Kaizen activity sheets.

Working with experienced JCB employees on some of the finest construction & agricultural equipment in the world, this scheme will start you on the road to a successful career in Product Assembly

Duration of Study:

Up to 12 months


Level 2 Apprenticeship standard

About you:

Minimum 4 GCSEs, or Equivalent, Including Maths & English at D/3 or Above.


Minimum 2 Years Industry Experience

Rewards and Benefits:

Our achievements – now and in the future – are down to our 14,000-strong worldwide workforce. To say thank you, we give everyone here career development and the chance to progress. We also pay great attention to employees’ health and welfare. You can expect medical insurance and dental care schemes, plus access to our healthy living centre. Naturally, this comes with a competitive salary, company pension and 33 days’ annual leave.

JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

Recruitment agencies: JCB does not accept any speculative approaches to present candidates for advertised vacancies.

 No closing date? If so, that’s because we often only advertise until we have filled the position. It’s therefore best to submit your application as soon as possible.



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Assembly Apprenticeship