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Apprenticeships

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 mbickerton@thomasdudley.co.uk

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Extrusion & Blow Mould Setter Operator – Plastics Business Unit Thomas Dudley Ltd has an outstanding reputation for product innovation and excellent customer service delivery. We are looking to recruit an experienced Extrusion & Blow Mould Setter Operator for the Plastics Business Unit to help drive continuous improvement. This is a superb opportunity for a […]

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Internal Account Manager - TYDE

Thomas Dudley Ltd has an outstanding reputation for product innovation and excellent customer service delivery.  We are now looking to recruit an ambitious and energetic Internal Account Manager to help us expand our customer base within the UK and across European markets, supporting our vision of excellence and quality. Reporting to the Internal Sales Team […]

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Specification Sales Manager - TYDE (London M25 Corridor)

Thomas Dudley Ltd has an outstanding reputation for product innovation and excellent customer service delivery. We are now looking to recruit an ambitious and energetic Specification Sales Manager for TYDE (part of the Thomas Dudley Limited Group of Companies) for the London area to help us expand our customer base in the region. The successful […]

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Maintenance Electrician - Foundry

Thomas Dudley Ltd has an outstanding reputation for product innovation and excellent customer service delivery. To support continued business growth we are now looking to recruit a Maintenance Electrician for the multi skilled maintenance team based at the Foundry Duport Tipton site. Providing timely support to production in order to keep the machinery running, the […]

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Mechanical Fitter - Foundry

We have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Fitter based at our Foundry Duport Tipton site. The successful applicant will carry out maintenance to mechanical equipment and assist the team with optimisation through efficient fault diagnosis. The role holder will also play an active part in all mechanical plant installation and modification work to support […]

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Production Planner - Plastics Business Unit

Thomas Dudley Ltd has an outstanding reputation for product innovation and excellent customer service delivery. We are looking to recruit an experienced Production Planner for the Plastics Business Unit to help drive continuous improvement and deputise for the Manager when required. This is a superb opportunity for a highly motivated planning professional with a proven […]

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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 HR@Thomasdudley.co.uk 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.

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June 16, 2021
Visit to Beacon Hill Academy

Michele Bickerton, People & Development Director. As part of the Enterprise Advisor Team for the DAT (Dudley Academies Trust), it was really great to be able to visit Beacon Hill Academy earlier this week. During lockdown I did a virtual employability session with the students from Beacon Hill. This session talked about the life cycle […]

June 11, 2021
Lean Training

Its great to see our training room being used again! Yesterday was day three of the Lean Training  at Thomas Dudley, delivered by Paul Davies of In-Comm Training. The team will go on to complete an NVQ following a project within their work areas. Feedback so far has been very positive with the overall consensus […]

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Thomas Dudley has launched a range of hybrid weight plates for the home fitness market. These versatile weights can be used either with a bar or on their own using the ergonomically designed handles, which allow you to safely perform a huge number of weight plate exercises. Ranging from 1.25kg to 20kg they can be […]

June 3, 2021
Thomas Dudley Foundry Moves Closer To One Site Goal

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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
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