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Vacancy - Production Assistant Apprentice

Environmental Business Products Ltd produce the highest quality remanufactured printer cartridges, using robust quality controls combined with bespoke equipment and market-leading R&D and is looking to recruit an Production Apprentice in London NW10.

Vacancy Title

Production Assistant Apprentice

Weekly Wage


Working Week

40 Hours a week.  8 – 4.30 with ½hr for lunch.

Apprenticeship Duration

2 Years


London NW10 6BB

Apprenticeship Level

Intermediate Apprenticeship, Level 2

Number of Vacancies


Vacancy Description:

Carry out all production tasks within the PC printer inkjet cartridge remanufacturing process ensuring quality and quantity standards are being met at all times.  Assist and support the team to achieve daily production targets whilst maintaining quality standards.  Record data to ensure full traceability of each process.

Key Tasks:

  • Handle inkjet cartridges with care to avoid damage
  • Follow Supervisor and Team Leader instruction for day to day tasks.
  • Follow management instructions as advised
  • Perform multi-task operations using bespoke engineering equipment in all production sections:
    • Flushing and Cleaning
    • Cartridge Cleaning
    • Cartridge Filling
    • Print testing
  • Communicate and engage well with others to work as an effective multi-cultural team
  • Ensure targets are met and standards are achieved for all tasks undertaken
  • Record data with regards to quality, yield and output using SAP and / or Excel spreadsheets
  • Ensure all operations and procedures conform to requirements
  • Ensure all Health and Safety guidelines and instructions are adhered to
  • Use time and attendance equipment accurately and carefully
  • Assist with monthly product stock taking
  • Assist R&D with testing and development as required
  • Other tasks as needed for this role from time to time.

Desired Skills

Experience in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

An understanding of workflow processes and meeting targets and deadlines.


Personal qualities

Good verbal & written English communication skills

Ability to work well and support the team to meet targets

Good eye/hand co-ordination skills and able to sit / stand for long periods

Ability to work unsupervised once work is set up

Good work practice methodology

Well organised and able to prioritise

Thorough and rigorous to ensure work is completed to time and quality standards

Qualifications required

A minimum of three GCSE's (or equivalent qualifications) at grade D (Grade 3 ) minimum and above including English and Maths.

Future Prospects

Continued employment and progression to Team Leader and beyond when vacancies arise.  Employees are notified of positions throughout the Company as they become available.

Reality Check

Working with Ink and plastic materials.

Some tasks are repetitive

Long periods of standing and/or sitting

Other Important Information

EBP is proud to have been presented with the Queens Award for Enterprise

Employer Name

Environmental Business Products Ltd  (EBP)


Employer description

We produce the highest quality remanufactured printer cartridges, using robust quality controls combined with bespoke equipment and market-leading R&D and technology. At our factory in Park Royal, North West London, our in-house teams of technical experts have developed proprietary equipment and ink formulations to produce a wide range of remanufactured cartridges to the same high quality as the original equipment manufacturers.


Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship delivered over 2 years. First year L2 NVQ Performing Manufacturing Operations and  BTEC L2 Diploma  delivered at external college/provider.  Subsequent years spent in company following company training plan, against which the NVQ is awarded.

Apprenticeship Framework

Improving Operational Performance

Closing date for applications

31 May 2017

Interview Start Date

31 August 2017

Possible Start Date

July 2017