Pattern Making/Engineering Apprentice Pinfold Patterns Ltd

An excellent opportunity to work for a well established pattern making / toolmaking business based in Bloxwich with over 100 years experience within the business. You will be working alongside a qualified Engineering that will mentor and train you in al

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    8.00am - 4.30pm mon-thu, Fri 7.00 - 2.00pm 37.5hrs

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • To Assist existing qualified engineers with general engineering task on a day to day basis.
  • To include welding including Mig and soldering
  • Operating/setting CNC machines
  • Off line programming
  • Assembling tools
  • General machine work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Must be: 

  • Computer literate
  • Good background in practical skills
  • Keen to learn
  • Good communication skills
  • Good listening skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic
  • Motivated
  • Punctual 

Qualifications required

GCSE Grades A-C Maths, English & ICT plus one other or equivalent

Future prospects

Full time permanent position

Things to consider

This is a demanding role

About the employer

We have the experience that gives us the knowledge to build tools to work with common Polyurethanes / Urethanes / Elastomers and others. Pinfold Patterns likes to be on the cutting edge of technology. For that reason we use the latest CNC and CAD CAM technologies. We have never restricted any of our projects to a particular type of client. We cater for various sectors including automotive, aerospace, medical and also offshore clients.


Pinfold Patterns Ltd


Unit 12

Leamore In Wall End Close



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Training provider

Technical Certificate

  • NVQ level 2 Engineering
  • Personal Learning & Thinking
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Walsall College - Wisemore Campus


Vicki Picciano

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017