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Manufacturing manager (integrated degree) (level 6)

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

Level
6
Equivalent to degree
Typical duration
42 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
£24,000
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
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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