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Apprentice Lean Manufacturing Operative/Sewing Machinist Vacancy – Wincham, Northwich

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Eveque are a specialist sports and leisure equipment manufacturer with over 40 years’ experience supplying Educational Athletics Equipment, Gym Mats, Martial Arts Mats, High Jump & Pole Vault Landing Areas, Safety Surround Mats for Vaulting Areas, Climbing Wall Safety Matting, Dojos, Combat Training, Restraint Room Protective Padding and Hot Tub Covers.  In addition to manufacturing, the Company distributes many other quality brand items.

Eveque also provides high quality Sports Educational Services and Event Management Services via our sister company, Sportshall Associates Ltd. These include Event Management, Educational Workshops, Sport Leadership Training and a wide variety of Schools Sports Services including School Games and British Athletics Awards.  Eveque and the Sportshall Team work closely with British Athletics and are responsible for many of the new initiatives in athletics development.


Qualification Offered: Lean Manufacturing Operative (level 2) Apprenticeship

Location: Wincham, Northwich

Salary: £6.83

Hours of Work: 07.30-16.30 Mon-Thurs; 07.30-13.45 Friday with a limited amount of overtime as and when required

Holidays: 23 Days a year plus Bank Holiday with 1 extra day awarded for each 3 complete years of service up to a maximum of 5

Company Pension Scheme: Yes 

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


You will learn a range skills and techniques, with an emphasis on the use of sewing machinery, related to the manufacture of products for the sports and leisure industries such as sports equipment, sports safety matting and hot tub covers.


Essential Skills – you will learn to:

  • Use a range of machines e.g. single stitch, twin needle and over-lockers to carry out a range of tasks and produce different finishes
  • Show attention to detail and sew to a high standard
  • Work accurately and efficiently at a fast pace
  • Check that a finished article matches the pattern instructions
  • Work with various materials
  • Adjust machine settings to suit the type of material and finish required
  • Oil and clean your machine and work area
  • Work independently and within a team
  • Adhere to health and safety regulations
  • Do a range of non-sewing jobs in different departments throughout the Company as and when required
  • Be a role model for new employees demonstrating safety, efficiency and sound working practices
  • The basics of lean manufacturing techniques and other issues that affect the organisation as a whole
  • How our operations function and the systems used e.g. PULL, OTIF, KANBAN, TIMWOOD in order to understand the priorities of the business


Personal attributes required:

  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and procedures
  • Be a team player
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Good manual dexterity 
  • Ability to use independent judgement and discretion when making decisions
  • Good communication skills
  • Logical thought patterns
  • Basic numeracy
  • Basic reading and writing in English

The successful candidate will be enrolled on a Lean Manufacturing Level 2 Apprenticeship.


You may also apply for this role by emailing [email protected] directly.

Please use the job reference #LM-Eveque1

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