Current Vacancies at HV Wooding Ltd ...

We currently have the following vacancies:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Press Toolmaker

Engineering Apprenticeship Opportunities

We are currently offering apprentices for those that have a genuine interest in Engineering and are looking for a career within our industry.

We have openings for these opportunities within the following areas QC,  Tool Making  and the Press Shop.

QC – The Quality Inspector is responsible for ensuring that components produced are of the best quality and correct to customer specifications. You must be prepared to move around the company‘s three quality areas in order to build up an all-round knowledge of QC procedures for this position.

Tool Maker - The Tool Maker is responsible for the repair and modification of tooling. The Tool Maker needs to ensure that all work carried out is of good quality and meets the needs of both design and production in its functionality. The Tool Maker will also be required to assist in the continuous improvement of tooling by means of experience and knowledge gained from the history of past problems and tool repairs. The Tool Maker must ensure that all work schedules and work completed are done in order to satisfy customer demands whilst enabling the delivery of high-quality components.

Press setter - The Press Setter is responsible for ensuring that all presses and other equipment are set in a safe and reliable way as detailed in the Health & Safety regulations, whilst maintaining optimum production levels. The Setter will be working to schedules ensuring that operators and other resources are being used in the most efficient manner to meet the required targets in order to satisfy customer demands.

The Apprenticeship will be over a 4-year period and will consist of a day release  to Canterbury College and full in-house training delivered by qualified engineers.

For all of the apprenticeships being offered you will need:

  • Good organisational skills
  • Be able to demonstrate good problem-solving abilities
  • Have attention to detail
  • Be able to prioritise and use your time effectively
  • Have a flexible approach to your work
  • Completion of a PEO would be an advantage
The rewards from day one are:
  • To work within a company where you can clearly see the effect of your efforts
  • To work within a friendly and informal environment
  • Opportunities to develop a good career

The hours for this vacancy are 8am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8am to 1pm on Fridays.

If you are willing to learn, can be flexible are committed and reliable we want to hear from you.
Please send your CV with a covering letter detailing your department preference to

Press Tool Maker

We are looking to recruit a toolmaker for our busy tool room to repair and modify tooling and to assist in the continuous improvement of tooling by means of experience and knowledge. Toolmaking in presswork with an apprenticeship would be preferred.

The ideal candidate should be able to work under their own initiative and have the ability to solve day to day tooling issues and be able to work to tight deadlines.

Knowledge of working in a similar environment is essential for this role as is being a good team player

The main duties will be:

  • Manufacturing jigs, fixtures, and new tools
  • Repair and planned preventative maintenance on existing tools
  • Carry out tool repairs to multistage progression tools and second operation tools and fixtures
  • Modify tooling to improve production
  • To assist in the continuous improvement ideas for making tooling more reliable
  • To assist in the training of apprentices and trainees as required

Knowledge and experience on process improvements within manufacturing is required incorporating lean work and 5S on production lines.

If you wish to apply please contact Jennie Olson on 01303 236538 or e mail your CV to

If you feel that you have the skills we are looking for, please send your CV to Jennie Olson, HR Officer via e-mail using this link.

Alternatively send your CV to:
Jennie Olson,
HR Officer,
HV Wooding Ltd,
Range Road,
Kent, CT21 6HG

If you would like us to send you a general application form, please contact Jennie Olson on 01303 236538 or by email.

01303 264471