Manufacturing manager apprenticeship

Oversee the manufacturing process to make sure that performance output meets customer expectations 

A manufacturing manager oversees the manufacturing process to make sure that performance output meets customer expectations and is cost-effective. This will include planning manufacturing schedules, monitoring operations and quality assurance. In this role, you may work for organisations of all sizes, overseeing an entire manufacturing plant or a specific area of production, and producing one or multiple products, products of high or low value, bespoke items, or items produced at scale. Production may be within a fast-paced environment, and products may be sold to consumers in the UK and exported abroad. The manufacturing industry is increasingly becoming more automated, making it an innovative environment to work in. Manufacturing managers will spend time in the production area and working in an office. You may be required to work shifts over a 24-hour basis, weekend shifts and be on call to deal with emergencies. On completion of the manufacturing manager apprenticeship, you’ll achieve a bachelor’s degree.


Duration: 42 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and business studies

Entry requirements for the manufacturing manager apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £45,000 per annum

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