Hospital Metalcraft’s commitment to training its staff is seen as an investment in the company's future. With over 150 skilled employees, we are a significant employer in North Dorset. The company has vacancies for apprentices, offering you the opportunity to develop new skills, gain a professional qualification whilst having the security of a wage and the prospect of a career with a market leading manufacturer.

We require apprentices for the following positions…

  • Manufacturing & Fabrication
  • Customer Services

Manufacturing & Engineering Apprenticeship

You will be part of our workforce and you will work and train under an Apprenticeship Agreement. As a member of our workforce you will also be entitled to paid holidays and other employee benefits.

What is a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Manufacturing & Engineering?

Successful completion of your Apprenticeship will result in your gaining:

  • City & Guilds NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations – Engineering Practices
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Engineering – Manufacturing Technology

If you do not already have English and Maths GCSEs at grade 4 or above, you will also be required to complete Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths Successful qualification through your Level 2 Apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 CGSE passes at grades 9 – 4.

How does the training and work happen within your Apprenticeship?

You will benefit from on the job training, from your colleagues at work AND off the job training with a local college. Through this, you will learn the theory and develop all the skills you need. You will also produce work which is assessed against the national standards to pass the Level 2 qualification.

What are the entry requirements?

English and maths GCSEs are important, however more than good grades, we are looking for candidates who are committed, motivated, enthusiastic and reliable.

Why choose Hospital Metalcraft Limited for your Manufacturing & Engineering Apprenticeship?

  • Our products are made using different sheet and tube metals, wood and plastics. This requires a range of functions including cutting of materials using CNC machinery, MIG and TIG welding, polishing, powder coating, upholstering and assembling. You will have the opportunity to gain experience, skills and knowledge in probably the widest range of manufacturing processes you will find anywhere in the UK.
  • We are a strong, privately owned, well established Company. We own our site at Blandford.
  • We apply modern LEAN principles as well as investing in the latest machinery, tools and systems.
  • We operate to British Quality Standard ISO 9001:2008 QMS
  • We are a British Safety Council Member and Approved Centre
  • Over nearly 60 years we have established ourselves as a leading equipment supplier to the National Health Service and other major medical services providers and we are growing sales through exporting, worldwide.
  • We are a hard-working, professional, friendly and supportive team.

What to see more?

Visit our website to find out more.

To find out more, or for an informal discussion about an apprenticeship, please contact Kerry O’Leary (HR Manager) on 01258 484482 or email to

Customer Service Apprenticeship

Start your career in customer services with an Apprenticeship at Hospital Metalcraft

We have a vacancy for a Customer Service Apprentice. Based at Blandford Heights, this is a fantastic opportunity to earn while you learn, with a leading designer and manufacturer of hospital furniture and equipment.
You will learn how to provide the highest levels of professional telephone customer service, supported by experts in a small and friendly team.
Working with our National Sales Representatives and Technical Service Engineers, this is a great role in which to learn the full range of customer service skills and possibly progress in to other areas in the Company in the future.
Successful completion of your Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship will mean you will qualify with a level 2 Diploma in Customer Service, in addition to Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths & English.

How to apply…

To apply for any of these opportunities, Please fill out our application form here

If you would like to have an informal discussion about an apprenticeship, please contact Kerry O’Leary (HR Manager) on 01258 484482

Send your application to:

HR Department,
Hospital Metalcraft Ltd,
Blandford Heights Industrial Estate,
Blandford Forum.
DT11 7TG

or email

Contact details

We are open from Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

+44 (0)1258 484455

+44 (0)1258 455056