Manufacturing Trainee Ref. 905

Full Time

This role is available full-time for 37 hours per week or part-time with a minimum coverage of 28 hours / Flexible or compressed working patterns available 

This role is based on site.

Do you want to learn more about Engineering but feel you don’t yet have the skills?

As a Manufacturing Trainee, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills, gain experience, and be creative whilst developing a new career in our forward-thinking Advanced Manufacturing Facility.  

You’ll be provided with all the training, support, and guidance you need as you learn the skills to enable you to help manufacture products which play an integral part in protecting national security. Our team have a wide range of experience and they’re keen to share it with you as you progress your career with us. 

We have opportunities in the following teams:

Printed Circuit Manufacture (PCM)

In joining this exciting and developing team you’ll learn not only what it takes to manufacture high quality printed circuit boards but how we do it for the community that protects our national security.  You’ll be introduced to all aspects of manufacture utilising industry leading technology along with an ever-challenging desire to improve our capability to the very highest standards.

Electronics Manufacturing

As a member of the team, you’ll gain experience (with the aid of an experienced mentor) in all 4 areas of Electronics manufacturing (Surface Mount Technology, Wiring and Assembly, Production Test and Electrical Safety) before specialising in a particular area.

You’ll gain a broad range of skills. From the operation of automated pick and place machines to assembling and building final products to using a variety of test equipment and techniques to prove a product works correctly to validating that the product is safe and compliant to use.

Surface finishing

As part of the Surface Finishing team you will gain experience of a wide range of finishing techniques including paint spraying, powder coating, colour matching and laser marking, these will all be performed in our purpose built facility using the latest technologies and equipment.

Manufacturing Supply Chain

Working in this team you’ll be at the centre of our manufacturing facility; helping to control our inventory and deliver products to our end users. You will support the team in purchase coordination and administrative tasks in our ERP system.  This role is vital in keeping our Manufacturing teams moving.

More About You

To apply for this role, you will already have:

•    An interest or hobby related to the opportunity applied for.
•    An interest in how products are manufactured or manufacturing processes.
•    A demonstratable desire to learn and expand your knowledge and skills.
•   Good communication skills.

To strengthen your application, it would be beneficial if you also have:

•    Experience of working in a team.
•    Experience of finding solutions to problems.
•    Experience of working in a manufacturing environment.
•    Experience of achieving and maintaining high standards. 

Your Personal Skills

You will be the type of person who:

•    Is practical and like to be “hands on”.
•    Wants to improve on yesterday – striving to be the best you can.
•    Makes mistakes. And learns from them.
•    Enjoys being part of a team.  You’ll learn from others and share your ideas.
•    Wants to make a difference. You understand the importance of what we do and take pride in doing your best. 
•    Is open minded. You’re willing to try something new, to improve and learn along the way. 
•    Behaves with integrity. You will be professional, honest and reliable. 
•    Can go with the flow.  Change is a big part of our organisation.  You will be able to adapt with the support of your team and management.

Putting your skills to use

Using your diverse range of skills within the Manufacturing teams, you will:

•    Develop new skills relevant to an engineering environment.
•    Learn how to operate relevant manufacturing equipment safely.
•    Work within a team to manufacture products.
•    Learn how products are designed and manufactured in our organisation.
•    Work in accordance with current processes, procedures and work instructions.
•    Aid manufacture of products to meet cost, quality and time criteria.

What we Offer

Now that we’ve explained a bit about what you will we be doing, here’s what we can offer you:

•    25 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ service.
•    8 Bank Holiday days off in addition to your annual leave. 
•    2 ½ additional days leave (set dates through the year).
•    Paid overtime or time off in lieu.  Your salary is for your contracted hours.  If you work more, we believe you should be rewarded for that.
•    Training.  Lots and lots of training.  This can be anything from a ½ day internal course to a distant learning degree.  If it’s relevant to your career, we will aim to support you.
•    Pension.  Our Pension scheme is Alpha.  It’s competitive.
•    Sports & Social Society.  Whether its classic cars or baking, golf or crafting, we have a society for you.
•    On site nursery (subject to availability).
•    3 days paid leave a year to support a registered charity of your choice.
•    Free parking.
•    Free onsite gym, open 24 hours a day.
•    Relocation Package*
•    Affinity Groups – whether you are disabled, LGBTQ and/or from an Ethnic Minority.  We provide an inclusive environment and support for everyone.


We are HMGCC, the engineering specialists at the heart of the UK’s national security.

We work with the National Security Community, UK Government, academia, private sector partners and international allies to bring engineering ingenuity to the national security mission, creating tools and technologies that drive us ahead and help to protect the nation.

We invest in our people, not only with training but also support throughout your career with us; to allow you to reach your full potential at work, as well as enjoy the work/life balance many aspire to.

To find out more about us and if we’re right for you, please visit our website.

Equal Opportunities

Inclusion & Diversity really matters to us. It's not just about numbers or visible differences. 

HMGCC are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and those with disabilities or who are neurodiverse.

We’re not looking for any one type of person. We’re looking for talent from all different backgrounds to join our organisation, where we genuinely respect and value each other's differences, as well as our similarities. It makes us even better at what we do. 

HMGCC is proud to hold the status of Disability Confident Employer. In line with this, we offer the Disability Confident - Offer of Interview. To find out more and how you can apply under this scheme, please see the inclusion and diversity information on our website.

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Our Recruitment Team will process your application once the role has closed and everyone will get a response.

Please note dependent on the recruitment requirements, we withhold the right to bring forward the closing date for this role from the original closing date.  

*if you are relocating to the area then we can discuss the possibility of a relocation package. 

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.