Apprentice Wood Machinist

Job details
Posting date: 22 September 2021
Salary: £4.50 per hour
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 October 2021
Location: ST11 9RD
Company: The Greenhouse People Ltd
Job type: Apprenticeship
Job reference: APPWM

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The Greenhouse People Ltd, the largest manufacturer of greenhouses in Europe, is a local family owned and run business, manufacturing and retailing garden and leisure buildings throughout the UK and Europe. We specialise in aluminium and cedar-wood greenhouses which are manufactured to an exceptionally high standard at our factory in Blythe Park, Cresswell, Stoke-on-Trent, ST11 9RD.

You can view some of our products at our display sites based at Blythe Park, Cresswell and Bridgemere Garden Centre, or on our website

We are seeking to strengthen our skilled team and are offering an apprenticeship in Wood Machining.

Please note that we are not on a bus route.

The Role:

You will be working in our Alton department learning to make our Alton branded cedar-wood greenhouses and garden buildings and will work towards a Level 2 qualification in Wood Machining. As part of your two-year apprenticeship, you will learn to:

- accurately machine timber parts to specifications
- programme, set-up and run various machines – spindle moulder, mortiser, tenoner, auto-saw, manual crosscut, CNC spindle, notcher, table saw and speed sander
- read and interpret technical drawings
- work with team members to ensure efficient production flow
- use IT to manage Works Orders and stock control

You will be:

- enthusiastic about the opportunity to develop new skills
- committed to undertaking an apprenticeship
- a team player
- qualified to grade 4 or above in both English and maths
- physically fit – the role is physically demanding. The post holder will be on their feet all day and needs to be able to lift and manipulate parts

You will receive:

- a basic pay of £4.50 per hour
- full training towards your level 2 qualification
- a non-contractual twice yearly performance bonus
- workwear
- access to a free and confidential employee assistance programme
- employee discount on our products
- the advantages of being part of an ambitious, family-owned business

Working hours are Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1700.

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