Eagle Glass

Apprentice Glass Processor


Eagle Glass

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - Shifts TBC
duration: 16 months
start: 3 June 2020
Intermediate(level 2)
Glass Industry (apprenticeship standard)
3 positions available
20 May 2020 (application closing date)
Apprentice Glass Processor based in Stockport


Duties and Responsibilities include:

Apprentice 1 & 2- IGU Production:

  • The apprentices in this department would be interchangeable between the spacer cutting and glass washing machine

Spacer Cutting:

  • This role is for the cutting of the IGU spacer bar, which initially involves the reading and understanding of the production paperwork. From the production paperwork the correct type of spacer bar needs to be selected for cutting
  •  Stock control is also required as to ensure that there is enough raw material in stock to produce the spacer bars to the orders. Now this position is quite isolated with the rest of the production team in the next bay, however there are people coming into the spacer area for such as urgent orders etc. 

IGU Washing machine:

  • This role is feeding the glass into the washing machine so that it can be made into an IGU. The person feeding the washing machine needs to be able to understand the production paperwork

Both roles require manual handling to be understood:

Apprentice 3 - Leading / Geo:

  • The decorative department is where all of the Leaded glass and Georgian bars are manufactured
  • Progression in this area would be from being able to lead a simple square to the ability do to more intricate designs
  • The Georgian bar manufacture would also be from a single bar construction to a multi grid/ border designs
  • A typical day in the production area: Shift starts at 6am where the production line makes ready the spacer bars for the days production. The cutting table will continually cut the presented batches. the batches differ in glass types and shaping. Also, when required all operatives will help out in other departments
  • The Decorative department produces goods by the required delivery date so the day will vary from leads to Georgians within the day
  • Progression in these roles would be to learn different jobs within the department and other departments, leading onto team leader etc.
  • This is also a customer facing role as customers and end users come into the works to collect goods
  • PPE - Gloves for glass handling, Steel toe capped boots, Wrist cuffs

Future Prospects

  • To continue onto full time employment

Reality Check

Dress Code:

  • Jeans / work trousers are best suited to the environment, clothing that will allow free movement but not become caught in any machinery

Skills Required

  • Numerate and literate
  • Good practical skills
  • Able to lift goods in the production area

Qualities Required

  • Keen and willing to learn
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to lift goods in the production area
  • Work well as part of a team and on own initiative
  • Good practical skills
  • Organised
  • Numerate and literate

Qualifications Required

  • No formal qualifications required

Training Provided

  • Intermediate level 2 Apprenticeship in Glass Occupations
  • NVQ and functional skills maths and English
  • Work based learning
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