Apprentice Mould Maker / Dye Maker Churchill China UK Plc

Churchill China Ltd based in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent have a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice to learn the traditional ceramic skill of mouldmaking and dyemaking. Mouldmakers are skilled workers who work within the Ceramic Industry creating moulds for the manufacturing of ceramic products from plaster of paris and resin.

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00 am - 5.00 pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Churchill China Ltd based in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent have a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice to learn the tradition ceramic skill of mouldmaking & dyemaking. Duties will include:

  • Preparing the cases accordingly.
  • Mixing the plaster in proportion.
  • Filling and emptying the cases.
  • Inspecting each mould conforms to quality standards.
  • Fettling outer edges.
  • Completing production record.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Manual dexterity.
  • Good literacy.
  • Good numeracy.

Personal qualities

  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Excellent attendance and timekeeping record.
  • Good attitude to learning new techniques and processes.
  • Good team player.
  • Passionate and determined.

Qualifications required

GCSE grade A-G (or equivalent) in the following -

  • Maths.
  • English.

or  Level 1 Functional Skills.

Future prospects

There may be a possibility of progressing within the company.

Things to consider

Vacancy will close early if the right candidate is found - apply early to avoid disappointment. This job involves heavy lifting.

About the employer

Churchill China plc is one of the worlds major manufacturers and distributors of high quality ceramic tableware and related products. Based in Stoke on Trent, Churchill can trace its development back to the establishment of one of its constituent companies, Sampson Bridgwood, in 1795 and has developed progressively, building a reputation as an innovative and reliable supplier of quality products. Churchill supplies a wide range of ceramic tableware and related products to customers in hospitality and home markets around the world through an extensive network of retailers, agents and distributors.


Churchill China UK Plc


Marlborough Way



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Training provider

The successful applicant will be trained in-company to carry out the mouldmaking / dyemaking process.

You will also work towards achievement of:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations
  • Level 2 Award in Industrial Environment Awareness

Functional Skills Level 1 where applicable in:

  • Maths
  • English

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Axia Solutions Limited


Martyn Steele 01782 572 770

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2017