Current Vacancies at HV Wooding Ltd ...

We currently have the following vacancies:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Sales Office Manager

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

Sales Office Manager

HV Wooding Ltd has been established in Hythe, Kent for over 50 years. We are a manufacturing business producing bespoke metal components to customer specifications, supplying some of Europe’s largest manufacturers in a cross sector of industries including Hybrid & Electric Vehicles, Data Centres, Electrical Switchgear, Renewable Energy and Electric Motors.

In order to support the growth strategy of the company we are looking to create a new role within the business. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of the Sales Department, this is an office-based role with the focus on the development of new business/customers.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in the following:

  • Strong experience in a Sales Office Management & Marketing role.
  • Proven experience managing the sales pipeline and marketing activity/approach
  • Identifying & developing target sectors/customers
  • Managing sales teams with demonstrable people management skills
  • Supporting external sales team
Reporting to the Sales Director, you will be responsible for:
  • Managing the complete enquiry management process.
  • Leading, Utilising & Developing the company Marketing activity to improve targeting & lead generation.
  • Ensuring that company gross profit guidelines are robust and effective.
  • Assist in achieving company targets for sales order input, sales conversion & new business.
  • To identify & implement improvements relating to processes and staff development.
You need to:
  • Have excellent communication skills with a confident, friendly approach to both internal and external customers.
  • Be able to demonstrate good organisational skills.
  • Be competent in the use of Microsoft Office, CRM and social media platforms
  • Have a methodical approach.
  • A 'hunter' mentality with a genuine passion for marketing, sales and customer service.
  • Be flexible, reliable and positive.
This is a very active and varied role which requires a proactive approach. You will need to be a strong communicator, previous experience in an Engineering or Manufacturing environment would be advantageous, although not essential as training will be given.
If you wish to apply please send your CV and introductory letter to Jennie Olson at
The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 10th January 2020.

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