Apprentice Foundry Operative FURNISS & WHITE (FOUNDRIES) LTD

Forge a successful career with Furniss and White (Foundries) Ltd. Furniss and White are looking for individuals to develop specialist skills to work with their existing in-house Foundry team. They’d be based at their premises in Dinnington and assist with the manufacture of steel castings. Carrying out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be reviewed regularly in-line with performance.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 6am – 2:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • This is a truly unique opportunity to develop a trade within an industry that has been regionally constant. Furniss and White are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join their team and help lead the way in the steel sector
  • Alongside your college day release, they will teach you the skills you need and encourage you to grow into a qualified Foundry Operative. Encouragement will always be given to further your career

As an Apprentice Foundry Operative, you'll be initially responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Assembly and preparation of moulds/cores for casting
  • Work safely and in line with written procedures, carrying out your own risk assessment before commencing work
  • Adhere to 6S principles
  • Use a variety of hand tools
  • Operating overhead cranes (when certified)
  • Comply to relevant environmental and safety standards


  • You’ll develop your skills under the supervision of expert mentors and tradesmen at Furniss and White, learning a variety of duties by working around the site and supporting the manufacturing process You’ll be taught and mentored to achieve your full potential, encouraged to progress and become another qualified member of the team


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

  • The successful candidate will continue their studies with apprenticeship specialists, RNN Group. You’ll attend on a day-release format at the North Notts (Worksop) Campus
  • The qualification you will receive at the end is a Level 2 Lean Manufacturing Operative Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Progression to other areas of the business – product specific training - further and higher skill development. A lifelong career in the steel industry with Furniss and White Ltd

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Willing to learn, Practical ability


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C / 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C / 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

This is a tightly run company with a great reputation that work to a tight schedule. They are looking for someone who can get there every morning punctually (consider the company location), listen/learn and use their own initiative to quickly become a valued and productive member of the team.

About the employer

Established in 1980, Furniss and White are a family-owned, independent British steel foundry specialising in castings, fabrications and precision machining. Reputation, craftsmanship and innovation has fuelled the company’s growth for over 40 years. Furniss & White now employs more than 110 people in five separate divisions; the company has continued to foster new generations of industry-leading talent through its apprenticeship programme.







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Training provider




01909 504 777

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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