Manufacturing Operative Apprentice

Location: Mansfield
Employer: Bladen Boxes
Weekly pay: £200
Closing date: 28 February 2021
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Short description

Opportunity to join a well-established business and professional team within a manufacturing and warehouse setting. Opportunity for a full time position after apprenticeship for the right candidate

Full description

Bladen Box & Display opened its doors in 2004 & quickly became an industry leader in Display, Print & Packaging arenas.

By fully embracing digital technology in their manufacturing business, they are able to provide superior quality that is consistent & hard to beat! With digital printers, digital cutter & even digital gluers,

Printing is their passion, & they recognise that this is the perfect medium to promote products at every level: product displays, exhibition displays & signage.

Bladen Box & Display are specialists in point of sale displays and retail packaging, predominantly working with cardboard. We are passionate about quality standards and strive for excellent customer services. We are honest, hardworking and look after our team.

assist with the set up machines to start a production cycle

Control and adjust machine settings in relation to the product in production at the time

Feed raw material to semi-automated machines - making sure wastage is minimum and process of production is as smooth as possible.

Inspect product in relation to order.

Test operation of machines periodically - making sure they are running as they should be.

Check output to spot any machine-related mistakes or flaws report to supervisor if necessary

Keep records of approved and defective units or final products

Maintain activity logs

Key skills:

  • Reliable & punctual
  • Computer literate
  • Attention to detail
  • Teamwork and communication skills
  • Able to work independently, showing initiative
  • Physical stamina and strength
  • GCSEs in Maths & English (grade C or higher) or equivalent
  • Ability to work overtime when requested


It is a mile walk from the nearest bus stop at the top of Outgang Lane to Bladen Box. Therefore this position would best suit a driver with their own vehicle, someone who could get a lift or someone who could cycle to work in all weathers.

The employer reserves the right to close this vacancy early should a suitable candidate be identified prior to the published closing date

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