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Apprenticeship training course

Manufacturing manager (integrated degree) (level 6)

Overseeing manufacturing processes to ensure that performance output meets customer expectations.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
42 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Business Unit Manager and Site General Manager
  • Factory Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Manager
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Identifying, forecasting, planning and scheduling resource requirements
  • Identifying data requirements; data analysis and interpretation
  • Using information technology
  • Reporting, for example manufacturing performance data
  • Communicating using different techniques, for example verbal, written, visual
  • Building and sustaining collaborative relationships to influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Presenting information, for example in staff briefings, customer meetings, management meetings
  • Managing people, for example recruiting, leading, coaching and motivating a team
  • Partnership working with local and/or regional union representation
  • Driving compliance with legal, customer and product standards on site
  • Devising, implementing and maintaining health & safety and environmental standards to achieve a harm free culture
  • Producing budget proposals; negotiating budgets with senior managers
  • Planning site based projects, for example for new capital investment, construction on site, new product lines and new equipment
  • Managing change
  • Conducting Continuous Improvement techniques within manufacturing environment
  • Problem solving/trouble shooting within manufacturing environment
  • Crisis management; agreeing, leading and implementing a site based disaster recovery plan
  • Responding to third party audits; managing relationships with audit personnel
  • F&D. Analysing food safety data, for example cooking/chilling temperatures, metal detection checks, storage and segregation
  • F&D. Responsive production planning to adjust to customer orders
  • F&D. Organoleptic testing of food and drink products
  • F&D. Promoting food safety culture

Full information on Manufacturing manager (integrated degree) (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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