See the results of your work with a manufacturing, processing and logistics apprenticeship, as you turn raw materials into products

Manufacturing is the process of adding value to raw materials by turning them into products. Almost every object we use has been manufactured in some way, either in a large factory or a small workshop, helping supply other industries with the materials needed to do their job.

Manufacturing, processing and logistics are responsible for almost all goods in some way, be it the bricks and concrete used in construction, the food stocked in supermarkets, or the drugs used to treat patients.

Manufacturing and processing apprenticeships create parts or products from raw materials and other inputs, with a focus on textiles, food, furniture, glass, metals and printing, among others, and offer the opportunity to train in different roles, from operating huge machines in a factory to working with hand tools in a small workshop. While logistics transports and stores goods as they move through the supply chain, with a range of functions, such as inventory management, warehousing, distribution, transport, and customer service.

Among the manufacturing, processing and logistics apprenticeships on offer in this sector is the brewer role, which encompasses different tasks and responsibilities depending on the employer, ranging from large-scale producers to micro-breweries. Alternatively, you could become a manufacturing engineer and support the activities involved in bringing design programmes into manufacture. This role is pivotal to the launch planning and smooth delivery of exciting new products or product refresh programmes.

There is also the food and drink advanced engineer degree apprenticeship, which will train you to deliver efficient, effective and high performance food and drink production processes and systems, as well as the international freight forwarding specialist apprenticeship, an administrative role in which you’ll ensure that the company you work for and its clients remain compliant with all applicable customs, import and export laws and regulations.

To find your perfect manufacturing, processing and logistics apprenticeship, take a look at the options below.

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Bespoke furniture maker apprenticeship

Produce and assemble bespoke pieces of furniture to meet customers’ requirements During the bespoke furniture maker apprenticeship, you’ll interact with a range of people including designers, production and manufacturing managers,

Bespoke tailor and cutter apprenticeship

Produce tailored clothing that is cut and made to a unique pattern for an individual A bespoke tailor or cutter produces tailored garments that are cut and made to a

Brewer apprenticeship

Make beer either at specific stages of production or in its entirety, from ingredient intake to final packaging The brewer is a diverse role that encompasses different tasks and responsibilities

Express delivery manager apprenticeship

Locate and deliver goods to specific locations The rapid growth of internet-generated sales has created demand for a new breed of logistics professional, with the skills needed to locate and

Express delivery operative apprenticeship

Transport and deliver a range of goods Using equipment and software to provide timed deliveries and collections to homes and businesses, postal workers, couriers and express delivery drivers have a

Express delivery sortation hub operative apprenticeship

Contribute to the successful processing of letters, parcels and packages, ready for delivery Working in the logistics sector, you’ll help enable the rapid distribution of letters, parcels and packages in

Fashion and textiles pattern cutter apprenticeship

Interpret a product design brief and draft patterns that reflect the design and technical specifications The role of a pattern cutter involves interpreting a product design brief and drafting patterns

Fashion and textiles product technologist apprenticeship

Oversee the product development cycle at sewn product manufacturers, footwear manufacturers, brands and retailers A fashion and textiles product technologist works at sewn product manufacturers, footwear manufacturers, brands and retailers,

Fitted furniture design technician apprenticeship

Create initial ideas, design concepts and plans for fitted furniture interiors and create technical drawings As a fitted furniture design technician, you will work with customers to create their perfect

Food and drink advanced engineer apprenticeship

Deliver efficient, effective and high performance food and drink production processes and systems Combining engineering competence with an understanding of the principles of food safety, science and technology, your focus