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Manufacturing Operations Apprentice - Forging Department W H TILDESLEY LTD

Engineering Operative required to manufacture parts, setting of dies and tools, loading and unloading materials into furnaces, assist with forging of materials and general maintenance of plant and machinery.

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Closing date: 05 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 3.30pm on Fridays

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

General duties involved will include:

  • Being part of the production team manufacturing parts to high quality in relatively short lead times
  • Setting of dies and tools ready for production
  • Loading and unloading raw materials into furnaces ready for production
  • Monitoring of raw material condition during production
  • Assist with forging of materials into various complex shapes and finishes
  • Training will be provided in all production and non production areas to develop a multi-skilled individual
  • Finishing product ready for despatch to customers
  • Post production clean down and general maintenance of plant and machinery 
  • Pre production preparation of plant and machinery

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

This is a 15 month apprenticeship resulting in a Level 2 Engineering Operative qualification. Training will include attending college one day per week for the duration of the apprenticeship - this will be at In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, Walsall WS9 8UG. 

You will work to achieve:

Level 2 NVQ in Engineering Operations
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position at the company upon successful completion of this apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness, interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths as a minimum (Grade 4/C and above) Essential

About the employer

W.H.Tildesley Ltd, established in 1874, is one of the oldest drop forging companies remaining in the United Kingdom. A recent £1.4 Million refurbishment means that we now have the most modern drop forging facility in the UK. Our extensive in-house capabilities enable us to offer an efficient service by reducing the use of sub-contractors, improving quality and lead times.







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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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