Market leading industrial consumables manufacturer exporting to global markets Ambitious High flyer to join the best in the sector This is a rare opportunity for a high potential individual to quickly assume significant responsibility, become a key player within their company and contribute to a very ambitious growth programme. This company is a market leading specialist manufacturer of bandsaw and bandknife blades with ambitious growth plans. Utilising state of the art equipment, including CNC tooth profile milling machines, purpose-built CNC grinders, induction heat treatment and vision control systems, the business supplies globally to over 90 countries on every continent. The business has enjoyed rapid and sustained growth, doubling in size three times over the last twenty years. They have invested heavily and continue to invest heavily in capital equipment and employee development and as a consequence, they are a global market leader in their sector. They have an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Manufacturing Manager at their purpose-built site in Featherstone, West Yorkshire. You will report directly to the Operations Director and will assist in the smooth running and development of the manufacturing operations on site. This appointment is the next step in fulfilling their strategic growth plans and you will have exposure to all aspects of manufacturing management with a development plan leading to a production management role. You will work in an environment where your actions will have a direct impact on the business, where decisions are made quickly and innovation is at the heart of what we do. You will enjoy a thorough training and development plan, building skills, qualifications and experience in Manufacturing and General Management, Health and Safety, Metallurgy, Six Sigma Quality and Continuous Improvement disciplines. They are looking for a dynamic and talented individual who feels passionate about achieving their future ambitions within a successful UK Manufacturing SME. You will be a highly ambitious, numerate and energetic individual, with a high level of intelligence and attention to detail and capable of assuming a key role within the business. You will either be a recent graduate or an individual with experience within industry who feels they have the ability to be fast-tracked into a more responsible role. The position offers an excellent career development opportunity and potential for significant growth in remuneration. - Confident and articulate with the ability to communicate clearly with employees at all levels. - Proactive and well organized with the ability to multi-task. - Capable of working under pressure to defined timescales. - High levels of general intelligence, with a particular focus on numeracy and problem-solving. - Innovative, creative and resourceful with a hands-on approach.