Guidance

Ceramics manufacturing apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the ceramics manufacturing sector.

This apprenticeship trains you in the manufacture of ceramics and associated products used in domestic appliances and hi-tech industry.

Training opportunities

Ceramic manufacture is constantly experiencing its own technological advances to make the material stronger and more versatile. As a ceramics apprentice you’ll learn about different ceramic manufacturing processes and quality assurance. You’ll also be learning customer care skills.

Types of apprenticeships

This is an intermediate level apprenticeship. You could train in roles like:

  • slip operative
  • glaze operative
  • pressure caster
  • process inspector
  • hand sprayer
  • kiln placer
  • glost inspector
  • refire operative
  • effluent plant operative
  • flat maker
  • cup maker
  • glaze sprayer
  • sponge machine operator
  • robot operator
  • hand decorator
  • hand sponger
  • vibro operator
  • grinder/polisher (biscuit/glost)
  • banding machine operator
  • mill and spray drier operative
  • tile press operative
  • dipping and printing operative
  • roller kiln operative
  • glost selecting and packing operative
  • low temperature kiln operative
  • caster
  • fettler
  • kilnman
  • lithographer
  • dipper
  • modeller
  • mould maker
  • press operator

Apply for a ceramics manufacturing apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education