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Careers / Apprenticeships

In March each year, Grainger & Worrall recruit technical and production-based apprentices who undergo high-quality training with a recognised training provider. Apprentices will also receive quarterly development reviews of their progress in both their apprenticeship and their professional development, as well as attending in-house and external training in a state-of-the-art facility. Apprenticeships typically take 3-4 years to complete.

Thanks to a large investment, a cutting-edge training centre has been created; (MARCHES) Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) is home for all GW apprentice training and the preferred route for our apprentices is to spend 3 days training at MCMT and 2 days working at GW each week

Apprentices will complete an apprenticeship in a subject to be agreed with the Company and successful candidates will rotate across the main business areas and participating in achieving the daily and long-term objectives of the department in which they are based.  They will take on additional responsibility as the apprenticeship progresses, and will undertake project work as assigned by the Company.   The apprentice will develop their knowledge in one or more of the following areas; Engineering, Metrology, Production, Maintenance, Quality, CAD, Pattern Shop and Machining

Read what some of our apprentices say about working at Grainger & Worrall:

I started working for Grainger & Worrallgrads in July 2010 as an Apprentice. Whilst at Grainger & Worrall, I have completed a Level 3 Technical Apprenticeship in engineering in conjunction with Dudley College. My apprenticeship included college-based learning and in-company project portfolios. I have also attended a number of external training courses which have further developed my knowledge of manufacturing in engineering.

Alongside this, I have successfully learnt two 3D CAD systems that we use to design Tooling for our foundries. I have designed a variety of tooling, from motorsport engine components to aerospace castings.

I have gained a sound knowledge of foundry processes and machining operations from my years spent at the company, however I know that there is still much more for me to learn.

I should be progressing shortly on to a third CAD system and I will be starting a level 4 college course by the end of the year.

Richard Guest
Trainee CAD Engineer


I started at Grainger & Worrall as an Apprentice in June 2010 at the age of 17. During my employment so far I have gained many skills and experiences from working in different departments within the Company, including the pattern shop, metrology and CNC. Whilst working within the CNC team, I learnt both setting and programming.

I have been given many opportunities to learn and gain new skills, including a training visit to a leading design house in November 2012. I am very pleased with my career progression and I have received support along the way from my co- workers at Grainger & Worrall.

As part of my Advanced Apprenticeship, I have attended Wolverhampton College to gain my qualifications. I am now halfway through completing my third year of my apprenticeship. During my first year with the Company, I completed my PPO Level 2. This year, I will complete my second year of 2800 technical engineering level 3.

Stuart Brown

Please complete the Apprenticeship Application form linked below and return to jobs@gwcast.com.

‘Apprenticeship Application Form’