Apprentice Product Co-ordinator – URBAN COTTAGE INDUSTRIES LTD

We're looking for a smart, hardworking young person to join our team. No experience necessary. You'll be alongside Alison (Project Manager) and Diane (Production Team Leader) learning how modern factories work and how we manage the components that make the products.

Reference number: VAC1000084819


Wage – £10,400 per annum
Duration – 12 months
Start date – 10 October 2022
Posted – 09/09/2022

Working Week:

Monday – Thursday 8.30am to 5pm (unpaid 30 min lunch break, lunch provided), Friday 8:30am to 12:30pm (no lunch break or lunch provided). Total hours per week: 36 hours a week.

Apprenticeship level




What will the apprentice be doing?

We design and manufacture professional lighting equipment for global clients such as Google, Mojang and Facebook. Our products are known for technical performance and circular economy.

Vibrant apprenticeships and work experience placements for young people are important for our business. Here’s our apprentices in their own words: 2 x apprentices, 2 x apprenticeships. This is what they learned. – YouTube

Duties to include:

  • Goods-in and quality control
  • Warehouse management
  • Picking and distributing parts
  • Packaging and palletising finished goods
  • Factory maintenance, tidiness and cleaning

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 2 Supply Chain Warehouse Operative Apprenticeship Standard, which involves:

College one day a month over the full period of the apprenticeship.

The final year will involve completion of a portfolio and preparation for End Point Assessment (EPA). This measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the standard and is carried out by ESFA approved organisations independent from the college.

Apprentices without Level 2 (GCSE grade 4/C or above or equivalent) in English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

If a suitable position is available at the end of the apprenticeship then apprentice will be able to apply.

Things to consider

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills
Organisation skills
Team working
Listening skills
Able to ask questions


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade 4/C or above) desirable

About the employer


Lighting equipment with technical performance and circular economy. Back in the 2000’s our company was just one person and an eBay listing. Technical performance ambition was there, but investment and a factory was not. Our best shot was to salvage, upgrade and resell redundant mid-century industrial lighting. Durable, easy to disassemble, few adhesives, paints, plastic or composites. It was our introduction to circular economy. Over the next decade we invested everything in building a new kind of factory and a new kind of lighting equipment. Today, every Factorylux product is designed & assembled in Yorkshire. We’re light years ahead on technical performance and circular economy. And this is just the beginning. Our resources and capabilities were hard earned. We use them wherever we can to support people and projects who think long-term. We high-five those who aspire to better lighting at a reduced cost to the planet. That’s the future.

Closing date: 04 October 2022