Apprenticeship vacancies with HWGTA


            Have a look at our vacancies below!


  • Please note this is not a complete list of vacancies available at any one time.
  • As Accountancy and Engineering apprenticeships have one intake each year in September, these will not be advertised all year round and may just feature the company recruiting or type of role(s) available. 
  • We recommend you send in your applications even if you don't see a vacancy to suit you. This enables us to assess you and match you with vacancies as soon as they come in to us.
  • Please let us know on your application form if there is a specific vacancy you would like to apply for.





BPI Stretchfilms (Leominster)

Quality Assurance Service Apprentice

An exciting opportunity working for a leading global producer of high performance agricultural film with businesses around the world choosing our innovative films to grow, harvest, package and protect their products. You will be part of a busy, active team supporting the day to day running of the business.

Reducing/preventing product defects in the manufacturing process that lead to product failures. Involvement in Process control and continuous improvement. Conducting daily machine and process audits associated with ISO: 9001:2015

Technical Knowledge, Thoroughness, Communication, Planning, Risk Assessment, Analysis, Resource Product Testing, Computer Literacy, Organisation, Multi-tasking, Troubleshooting, Compliance.

Training Program/Duties:

  • Working together with a Quality Assurance (QA) team to assess product problems and brainstorm solutions
  • To learn how to audit and inspect production machinery and employees to make sure the production process runs smoothly
  • To gain skills in film analysis using laboratory tests equipment to determine the products tensile strength, tear & puncture resistance and film gauge
  • Learning how to investigate causes of defects that occur from internal & external rejects using the 8D methodology
  • Learning how to communicate with other departments to assist in resolving non-product related quality issues such as pricing errors, incorrect products being delivered and product damage via transportation
  • Learning how to apply technical skills related to the product being tested (knowledge of programming languages to software QA, knowledge of machinery for hardware, etc.)
  • Learning what is required to ensure the company and its employees and conforming to regulations and international standards when it comes to testing and quality assurance

Desired skills

Computer literate, basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Personal qualities

Keen and enthusiastic with the desire to grow and develop in an office administration role.

Contact Hayley Grismond

01432 377010

Leominster Auto Supplies are looking for a Customer Service Apprentice

Responsibilities include:

  • serving & assisting customers
  • checking in goods
  • answering phones

Great start to a career within the motor industry


01432 377010

Our Office Assistant role is very important to our busy office. This is an excellent opportunity to undertake a Customer Service Apprenticeship with Humfrys & Symonds.

  • Assisting the office manager with day to day running of a busy office
  • Managing archive files
  • Covering reception
  • Making deliveries to Court and local estate agents
  • Learning how a busy office runs and helping where needed

Desired skills

Ability to fulfil reception duties including:

  • A polite professional telephone manner
  • Ability to take and relay accurate messages
  • Ability to undertake a range of office administration, accurately and efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Able to identify, the needs of the office
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload and to work to, and to meet, deadlines
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure in a very busy environment
  • Good IT skills

Personal qualities

  • Good timekeeping.
  • Discreet and confidential whilst remaining professional, tactful and sensitive
  • Warm and approachable manner with good inter-personal skills
  • Sets high standards and expectations for self
  • Smart professional appearance
  • Total honesty, integrity, and reliability
  • Energy, enthusiasm, adaptability, and a good sense of humour

Contact Hayley Grismond or 01432 377010

Business Administration Apprentice

This role would be ideal for a conscientious, self-motivated individual who has the potential to develop excellent customer service skills. The post holder will be responsible for supporting the office with a range of administrative support activities to facilitate the efficient operation of the organisation.

  • Updating and maintaining databases
  • Recording data using online tools
  • Assisting with set up of meeting rooms and ICT equipment
  • Managing venue diaries and setting up meeting rooms daily
  • Sending out letters/information as required
  • Supporting colleagues with administrative tasks
  • Updating template letters and forms
  • Taking phone calls and liaising with team members and service users as necessary
  • Photocopying, collating and distributing information
  • Filing (including electronic) and consolidation of resources, including scanning documents for archiving
  • Booking out and logging in and out of resources and equipment
  • Booking venues and managing venue diaries
  • Ensuring that there is adequate stationery stores and other resources at all times and ordering when necessary
  • Handling queries relating to office supplies
  • Organising refreshments/lunch for visitors
  • Update display material in the Reception area and keep the Reception area tidy

Communication and Promotion:

  • To promote a positive image of the organisation, both through the actual work carried out and the representation of the organisation outside work
  • Communicate verbally and in writing to answer enquiries and provide information (including dealing with initial telephone calls)
  • Handle incoming and outgoing mail and other material, log and distribute as necessary
  • To complete, file and communicate relevant and accurate records

Working with others:

  • Liaising with SIL employees
  • Work as part of SIL to provide an efficient and effective service for disabled and older people and family carers

These duties may vary from time to time without alteration to the general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed. It is expected therefore that the post holder will undertake any other duties commensurate with the grading of the post and allocated by their line manager.


Desired skills

  • Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and file management

Personal qualities

  • Self motivated
  • Able to use your own initiative, problem solve and work collaboratively
  • Confident approach and able to remain calm under pressure

Contact Hayley Grismond or 01432 377010

Apprentice Buyer /Estimator

The role will involve the purchase of goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. Along with estimating of the costs for the purpose of sales quotations using product drawings.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer / Estimator to join our team based at our factory in Leominster.

The role will involve the purchase of goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply. Along with estimating of the costs for the purpose of sales quotations using product drawings.

Desired skills

  • Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, customers and suppliers
  • Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Able to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets
  • Able to work well under pressure and handle emergency and stressful situations
  • Good mathematical skills, reading drawing and pricing 
  • Experience in a similar role would be advantageous
  • Are confident in face to face and telephone dealings with customers
  • Ability to work in an office in a fast-paced environment

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Self-motivated
  • Enthusiastic
  • Will be flexible to meet requirements of the business
  • Have a positive approach and outlook
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Enjoy various challenges with a multitasked position from sales through to the completion of a manufacturing project
  • Ideal candidate will need to have the desire, ability and ambition

Contact Hayley Grismond or 01432 377010



Duties will include:

  • Creating appealing visual displays and ensuring care of all plants including watering, deadheading, cleaning areas
  • Preparing cut flowers for sale including stripping stems, washing buckets etc.
  • Making simple flower wraps and gift-wrapping plants for sale
  • Serving customers, taking payments and operating a cash register
  • Answering telephone and taking orders and payment over the phone
  • Moving mobile displays areas in and out of the shop

Desired skills

  • Confidence and the ability to interact well with customers and give advice on our products (training provided, previous knowledge of plants and flowers preferred but not essential)
  • Good mathematical and IT skills
  • Neat writing and good general level of verbal and written English, including spelling
  • The ability to confidently work alone and manage the shop on occasion, as this is required for any future role in the business
  • Good physical strength - the job entails being on your feet all day in an often cold environment

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work in a pressurised environment working to deadlines
  • Confidence and the ability to gain a customer’s trust and confidence in your knowledge
  • Self-motivated, able to think for yourself and not wait to be told what to do
  • Ability to cope with long hours on your feet in a cold environment

Contact Hayley Grismond - 01432 377010

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