Production Operative Apprenticeship W H TILDESLEY LTD

Level 2 Engineering Operative required to add to the company's current workforce. This job role will involve working as a part of the production team manufacturing parts to a high quality as well as dealing with raw materials. You will be trained in all production and non-production areas to develop a multi skilled individual.

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Closing date: 13 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This wage applies for candidates under the age of 20, anyone over 20 will be paid NMW for their age Performance Incentive Scheme 10% basic company pension after 3 months of start date

  • Working week

    8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday. 8.00am to 3.30pm on Friday. Unpaid lunch 12:00pm-12:30pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

General duties involved will include:

  • Working in the production team manufacturing parts to a 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 materials condition during production
  • Assist with the forging of materials into various complex shapes and finishes
  • Finishing product ready for despatch to customers
  • Pre production preparation of plant and machinery 
  • post production clean down and general maintenance of plant and machinery in preparation for next production schedules
  • Training will be provided in all production and non production areas to develop a multi skilled individual

The training you will be getting

This is a level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship. The apprentice will be required to attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, 1 day per week for 15 months as part of the training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position with potential for there to be a job role change upon completion of the apprenticeship and opportunity for career progression within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness, interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Minimum 4) Essential

Things to consider

Apprentice must be physically fit and healthy due to the nature of the role. A previous interest in metallurgy or chemistry is desirable but not 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


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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