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Manufacturing Apprentice

Salary: £168.75 Per Week

Ref: 9038
Full Time
Location: Littleborough
Hours: 37.5

Rochdale Training

Hilton Docker Mouldings Ltd has been established for over 30 years and offers a wealth of experience in GRP moulding applications for most industries. Based in Littleborough, the business is widely known in the automotive trade where they supply many products to the commercial vehicle industry and offer large-scale production capacity producing high quality GRP (fibreglass) mouldings to customer requirements.

Vacancy description


The duties are to make patterns and models from wood, foam and body filler and primer paint for us to make fibreglass moulds from.

This will involve reading simple drawings, use of wood working machinery and hand tools. Day to day duties initially will be to work alongside a skilled member of staff learning the skills needed to achieve this.

  • Operating and setting machinery
  • Working to tight tolerances and checking own work
  • Working to company drawings and specifications
  • Good housekeeping  - keeping work area clean and manageable
  • Compliance with Health and Safety requirements at all times

The role will include occasional lifting/movement of components and be working in areas where solvents/dust and noise are present (All Protective items/clothing provided where necessary).

Duties will include hands-on assistance with the production of finished products. Once trained you will operate machinery and play a key role in the development of new products.

We are inviting enthusiastic individuals who are committed to learning new hand craft skills and knowledge with the appropriate experience and personal qualities to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Full training will be provided by an experienced by senior engineers.

Desired skills

  • It would suit someone who is keen to develop new hand craft skills, has knowledge of wood work and has some design flair
  • 12 months training in a related wood work environment is a distinct advantage

Personal qualities

  • Punctuality
  • Patience
  • Reliability
  • Trustworthiness
  • Able to work in small teams
  • Good communication skills
  • Confident
  • Smart appearance
  • Highly motivated

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE (A-D Required) Maths and English desirable - or equivalent qualification.

More Information

Contact: Nathan Finn
Rochdale Training
Fishwick Street
OL16 5NA
01706 631417

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