Ref 9074
£159.60 per week
38 hours per week

Whitham Mills Engineering Ltd is an ISO quality assured company, providing a comprehensive range of highly-efficient, reliable and profitable recycling equipment. Our products range from bespoke conveyors to conventional shredders, providing recycling systems to the whole of the United Kingdom and abroad to International clients.

The business is looking for an energetic Apprentice to join its friendly team in Middleton. The role is varied and will include assisting the design manager with CAD and several operational administration support activities.

Vacancy description

  • Compiling technical documents and drawings using CAD packages.
  • Ordering materials
  • Administration duties
  • Working closely with the manufacturing teams to ensure they have the correct products on time
  • Control materials throughout the building
  • Ensure the correct paperwork is completed
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and review all ISO related data and documentation
  • Ensure teams review and update their documents regularly
  • Attend  ISO review meetings
  • Collect and compile data
  • Maintain all audit records, metrics, correct any non-conformances found during audits
  • Any administrative tasks as required

As an apprentice you will initially gain an understanding of the scope and requirements for any project within the drawing office by working closely with skilled drawing office staff.


  • Prepare technical drawings and assemblies (2d initially) that will be used within manufacturing.
  • Liaising closely with the drawing office team, purchasing and production.
  • Progress reports and drawing completion timelines detailed to the drawing office team.
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve department operations, by decreasing turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work well in a team.

The successful candidates will be enthusiastic, keen to learn and work well in a team.

Desired skills

  • An interest in things mechanical or experience regarding engineering would be beneficial.
  • Good mathematical knowledge.

Personal qualities

  • A positive attitude to work in an Engineering environment.
  • Able to work using own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Hard working.
  • Excellent time keeping.
  • Good work ethic.  

Desired qualifications

  • GSCE or equivalent in Maths, English and ICT (Grade A-C).