H. Downs & Sons Ltd are Iron Founders, Pattern Makers and Shot Blasters based in Huddersfield. .

Business: Manufacturing.

Training provided: In house training.

Pay details: Meets/exceeds National Minimum Wage, annual increments over four years taking you up to the current ‘qualified’ rate of £15 per hour.

Hours: 39 hours per week, 8am – 4.45pm Monday to Friday.

Requirements: Ideally achieved or expecting to achieve GCSE grade C (4-9) or above in Maths. A good understanding of maths, lateral thinking and woodworking is required.

Minimum age: 16


The role will involve woodworking to a high degree of accuracy, using hand and machine tools to produce patterns for use in the foundry. The trainee will be in-house trained on the use of tools and equipment together with constructional details. Training will be given on simple construction techniques progressing as the trainee progresses. Other foundry work will be given to form an understanding of the company and its processes.

How to apply:  Please email your CV and covering letter to nigel@hdowns.co.uk