Forging Apprentice W H TILDESLEY LTD

WH Tildesley are looking to take on a Forging Apprentice to join their production team to manufacture parts to a high quality in relatively short time leads.

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    For candidates aged 20 plus wage will be £24,336

  • Working week

    Between 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday. 8.00am to 3.00pm on Fridays.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

General duties involved will include:

  • Work as a part of the production team manufacturing parts to high quality in relatively short time leads
  • Setting of dies and tools ready for production 
  • Loading and unloading raw materials into furnaces ready for production
  • Assist with the 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 dispatch to customers 
  • Post production clean down and general maintenance of plant and machinery in preparation for next production schedules
  • Pre production preparation of plant and machinery

The training you will be getting

This is a level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship qualification (Electrical) delivered over a period of 12 months.
The apprentice will be required to attend a one week induction at the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge WS9 8UG as part of the training followed by weekly day release. The apprentice will earn the following qualifications;

  • Diploma in engineering operations (skills)
  • Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full-time position within the forging department with a progression to Level 3 Engineering qualification if apprentice meets expectations.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Flexible, Interest in engineering


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

Things to consider

Having an interest in Metallurgy or Chemistry would be advantageous but not essential as well as previous experience in heavy industrial engineering. Candidate must have a positive attitude and be able to demonstrate an interest in engineering.

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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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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