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Our brand’s products and services are associated with innovation, quality and value and we have an active apprenticeship scheme that has been developed to help nurture the leaders and engineers of the future.

At Thomas Dudley, we know that our young people (apprentices) are the future leaders of the business. Working in partnership with Dudley College and ECMS to give the very best training they can receive.

Last year we took on five new apprentices, they were put through their paces at various assessment days. This was something that was very new for all of them, but they all got involved and took it in their stride.

We started each session with an ice breaker – we had candidate’s v TD employees and it was the first to build the tallest structure, which stands on its own from Lego. I have to say over the sessions the candidates came out on top.

Our apprentices are signed up for their appropriate training, they have a mentor (some of which may be Directors) and have regular meetings (learners lunches) with Martin Dudley CEO, Michele Bickerton People & Development Director and other employees that are on academic training. This gives an opportunity to discuss how things are going, ask questions. We invite tutors to attend so they can hear how things are going and add extra support if required.

There are no limits to where you can go with your development, we have previous apprentices that have just completed Masters Degrees. This is supported and fully funded by the business.

What do we look for in our apprentices?

That would be passion, hunger and want to be the very best they can be.

Sometimes the chosen career path is not the right one, but if the apprentice is, we do not say goodbye at this point. We look throughout the business to find what does fit for them and help them to shine.

Our current apprentices are ...

  • Commercial Apprentice
  • Tool Maker Apprentice (Plastics)
  • Processing Technician Apprentice (Plastics)
  • Electrical Maintenance Apprentice (Foundry)
  • Patternmaker Apprentice (Foundry)
  • Maintenance Apprentice (Plastics)

Due to the pandemic we do not have any current apprenticeship vacancies. However, if you are interested in future apprenticeships please send a covering letter telling us who you are and what area of the business you are interested in, along with your CV to Michele Bickerton people & Development Director

Accounts Payable Administrator - Group Services

Thomas Dudley Ltd has an outstanding reputation for product innovation and excellent customer service delivery.  At an exciting time in the Company’s history we are currently recruiting for an Accounts Payable Administrator to work alongside the accounts team in our busy head office. Your main responsibility will be to manage and take ownership of the […]

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Processing Supervisor - Plastics

Our growing plastics division require an enthusiastic individual to supervise its processing departments. With focus on safety, performance and quality this role provides an excellent opportunity to join a business that continues to invest in its people, plant and equipment. This role will report into the Operations Manager. Your bit... Supervise the shift running of […]

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Inventory Controller - Plastics

This new role within the plastic division will report into the Planning & Inventory Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for the accuracy of stock held within the plastics stores. Ensuring all PI processes and checks are completed to departmental KPI’s, as well as generating and maintain departmental metrics as agreed with the manager. Your […]

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Senior Design Engineer

Thomas Dudley offer a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop new products to challenge the current sanitaryware market and set the direction for our products throughout the UK and European Markets. Due to business growth and demand we are currently looking for a Senior Design Engineer to work within our expanding […]

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Work Experience (WEX)

Throughout the year we have a number of vacancies each week for students to come in for five days of work experience.

Where a student has a clear understanding of what they wish to do or area they want to go into, we have a set project, which they will work through during the week. This works really well in areas such as design, accounts and marketing.

There are times when students have a limited idea of what they want to do or are interested in. This is where we give them a blended week, they will spend a day in a number of departments. This way they get some hands-on experience/understanding of what is available to them.

We do not expect every student to say great I love TD and want to work there, as long as they get a positive experience from the week, this is all we ask.

We accept applications for WEX throughout the year, ideally outside of June or July, which can be very busy.

Send a letter and or CV to we want to know what you have done and what you want to do.

We will give you a great week and all we ask is that you come with an enthusiastic attitude and an open mind.

Latest News From Around Thomas Dudley

May 11, 2022
We are 102 Years Old - Today!

Thomas Dudley is 102 years old today! To celebrate there are cupcakes for all 450 employees.

April 27, 2022
Schools are back at Thomas Dudley

It has been great to have the school visits back up and running. Todays students are from Link Academy, part of the DAT schools. The visits are part of the Careers in the Classroom events, showing how the workplace and the classroom are linked in many ways. These sessions will now be ongoing with year […]

March 25, 2022
Meet Jack Littlewood

Meet Jack Littlewood who is with us from Dudley College on work experience.  Jack is studying Electrical Engineering at Dudley College and will be with us two days a week. Jack is working within the Thomas Dudley Plastics Division gaining some practical hands on experience. He wants to progress his career within Electrical Engineering but […]

March 25, 2022
Finalist in the Express & Star Business Awards 2022

Thomas Dudley are very proud to be one of three finalists in the Express & Star Business Awards 2022 for Business of the Year. Being up against a high number of applicants from businesses around the Black Country and South of Staffordshire. Our application not only looked at our business innovation but our family values […]

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Thomas Dudley Limited
Registered in England No. 02399487
Registered Office: 295 Birmingham New Road,
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SJ


Thomas Dudley Limited
Registered in England No. 02399487
Registered Office: 295 Birmingham New Road,
Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 4SJ
Thomas Dudley Ltd | Copyright 2021