How to become a production worker (manufacturing)
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could take an intermediate apprenticeship in lean manufacturing.
This typically takes about 12 months to complete as a mix of learning on the job and study.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could apply for production jobs directly. Some employers may expect you to have GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent qualifications. Experience of production line work would be useful.
You may have to take a test at interview to assess your practical skills.
A forklift truck training certificate could be useful for some jobs.