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Manufacturing and Production Apprenticeships

HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Manufacturing and Production

Want to a career that makes people's lives easier across the world? Manufacturing and production apprenticeships do just that - see where they can take you on this site.

How to get a Production Manager Apprenticeship - Career Advice
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How much can I earn as a Production Management Apprentice?
earnings
Production manager salaries are higher than in many other industries. Trainees may start on around £25,000, with salaries of up to £40,000 for those with mid-level experience and £60,000 for those in senior positions.
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What qualifications do I need to be a Production Management Apprentice?
qualifications
It is not essential to have a degree for a role as a production manager. You might choose a Higher National Diploma, for example. Whether you decide on a HND or a degree, the following subjects are likely to be extremely helpful:
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Physics
  • Logistics
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Technology
There may also be apprenticeship opportunities in the manufacturing sector, which will lead to a career within production management.
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What skills do I need to be a Production Management Apprentice?
skills
Strong organisational and people management skills are needed to become a production manager, as well as a good practical knowledge of the industry you are involved in and the ability to see the bigger picture. Other essential skills include:
  • Planning
  • Decisiveness
  • Logic
  • Reliability
  • The ability to work hard
  • IT knowledge
  • Communication
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What experience do I need to get a job in Production Management Apprenticeship?
experience
As practical knowledge is important in this industry, it is a good idea to get as much work experience as possible. If you are studying for an HND or are a student with a year in industry as part of your degree, these work experience requirements will probably be taken care of by your courses. If this is not the case, contact local companies directly and ask if you can come in for work experience or to shadow an existing member of staff.
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