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Level 3 Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programme - Leeds

  • Monkswood, Leeds (LS14), LS14 2AR
  • £14,257 per annum


Can you sell air? Think like a winner and take part in an exciting journey of manufacturing our products.

Become a Technical Operator behind some of the biggest brands in the world! The Unilever Manufacturing Apprenticeship is your opportunity to a career in one of our World-Class Factories.

Don’t delay, apply today!


The Manufacturing Apprenticeship is ideal for everyone who enjoys working with their hands and has a real interest in manufacturing.

As a Technical Operator you’ll learn how to make world-famous products using our machinery. The Technical Operator makes sure that their machines are working at full capacity, are stocked with needed materials and well-maintained. They are required to perform repairs and drive continuous improvement.


Our exciting Manufacturing Apprenticeship lasts two years and incorporates the National Apprenticeship Standard as well as Unilever specific technology modules and personal development programmes.

You'll spend two years being trained by our experts on how to operate within a production environment. You’ll also learn about areas such as quality, safety, health and environment, innovation and sustainability. You will develop manufacturing skills and gain world class experience in a range of different technologies.

On completion of your apprenticeship you will attain: Level 2 NVQ Engineering Maintenance and Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering.


As well as ongoing training, you’ll experience real-life business challenges with some of our best-known global brands, where your energy and unique way of thinking will have a real impact. The apprenticeship will give you the confidence and ongoing learning opportunities to set you up for success. Most of our apprentices go on to get a job or explore higher learning opportunities at Unilever.

All our apprentices receive a competitive salary and fantastic benefits, including 25 days of holiday (plus bank holidays), big discounts on Unilever products, a workplace pension and a personalised induction programme. In some of our workplaces, we also have a subsidised café, gym, sports clubs and social activities. You can even get free ice cream. Yum!




·Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (A-C) or above or equivalent including English, Maths and Science / Engineering related subject; please state your predicted grade in your application if you have yet to receive your result.

·Interest in manufacturing/production and technology.

·This is the next step in your career and with it comes accountability and responsibility. You will be working while you study and you will need to show you have the commitment and initiative to manage the pressures that this will bring.

·You should have a passion to succeed and an ability to meet deadlines both at work and with your studies. You should be prepared to take on challenging work outside of your comfort zone.

·You’ll be an individual with plenty of drive and self-motivation who enjoys working within a team.

·You must also be eligible to work in the UK.

Start date: September 2019

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