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Apprentice Forge Setter

Reference No: 35844
Garton Ltd
Weekly salary
Hours per week
Hindley Green

About this opportunity

Apprentice setter in the Forging section of a busy integrated manufacturing facility. The Apprentice will be taught all aspects of the process including tool design and selection, machine operating procedures and its maintenance requirements.

A normal day would include:

• Read and interpret drawings to ensure accurate production and operational requirements
• Measure and inspect machined components to ensure conformance to product specifications.
• Fabricating and constructing metal components.
• Understand Health and Safety procedures and apply to their working environment
• Learn how to use measuring tools (electronic and manual) to take precise measurements, using both imperial and metric measurements
• Select appropriate tools and settings for a given task.
• Plans proper sequence of tasks to complete the assignment.
• Maintains a safe and clean workstation.
• Complete regular maintenance on machinery
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related tasks as needed, eventually working independently and part of the Garton team

Applications offered an interview will take part in an initial Teams or Zoom interview.

What you could go on to do:
Career development opportunities are available to Apprentices who successfully complete the advanced apprenticeship training program, who have gained valuable experience and have the drive, determination and intellect to progress in the Company. Senior setter position are available or to transfer to other sections within the business.

How you will be supported:
Structured job training on the various tasks outlined in the vacancy description. Mentored by the Section Leader and other Business Managers as required.
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company in addition to the training received on site, to help you achieve your Apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next:
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there:
We are seeking applicants who live locally to our factory in Hindly Green, WN2 4AT.
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take

What you should have to apply

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths is preferred or the ability to work this level

Personal Qualities

Good attention to detail
Previous work experience preferred


Good organisational skills and ability to work on own initiative
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Good time management skills
Willingness to undertake any training provided


Wigan WN2 4HD
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