Toolmaking Apprentice Engineer Multiforms

Apprentice to be trained and developed in all aspects of Toolmaking and Tool / Die Maintenance

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 12.30pm on Fridays whilst at the company. 9.00-4.30pm whilst at college

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an opportunity for an Apprentice to be trained and developed in all aspects of toolmaking and tool / die maintenance.

  • To be able to manufacture new and service/repair both fine blank and conventional press tools, correctly and in an expedient manner using the appropriate machinery, plant and equipment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tool design and construction, shop mathematics, metal properties, machining and assembly procedures:
  • Able to comprehend and adhere to Engineering drawings 
  • Manufacture tooling elements to exacting tolerances and the required quality.
  • Liaise with the production and contribute to the resolution of tooling issues, recommending design modifications regarding construction and function of the tool/s
  • Operate machinery and work in a manner that complies with Health & Safety requirements
  • Prioritising own work load
  • Ensuring that all necessary records are produced and maintained
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping and assist in the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and verbal communications
  • Previous engineering knowledge from school or college would be advantageous
  • Able to work independently and with others
  • Genuine interest in engineering

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Smartly presented

Qualifications required

GCSE grades A-C in English, Maths, Science and ICT or equivalent

Future prospects

To develop a career within a Toolroom environment to replace existing employees who are retiring.

Things to consider

Training will include attending In-Comm Training Services, Aldridge, WS9 8UG, full time, for the first 15 months of this apprenticeship. Please ensure you can travel to both the company and to In-Comm.

About the employer

Formerly H.A. Light (Multiforms) Ltd, Multiforms provide the complete service in the manufacture of metal pressings, strip and wire-forms using high speed presses, multi-slide, Fouslide presses and cold heading wire forming machines. Multiforms are recognised within the industry base as a leading supplier of both simple and complex high precision components, manufacturing items as diverse as Purlin Clips for the building and construction sector to close tolerance high volume electronic components to a Global market Products and Processes: Precision Straight & Cold Headed Pins / Wire Forms. Precision Pressings. Strip Formed Products. Heavy Duty Wire Forms up to 14mm. Multislide, Fourslide and Bihler pressings Progression and Transfer Presswork Facilities: Capability to produce over 25 million wire shapes or precision pressings a week, using progressive tooling and multi-slide equipment. CAD / CAM design and tool room facilities. Multi-slide strip and wire forming machines that can produce components up to 100 mm wide and 3 mm thick in strip material and up to 10 mm diameter in wire. Multiforms are accredited to ISO9001.




Woods Lane

Cradley Heath

B64 7AL

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Training provider

This is a 4 year apprenticeship which will result in a Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship.  The training will included the following:

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations & Organisation Safety Requirements
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in an Engineering Environment
  • Using & Communicating Technical Information
  • Conducting Business Improvement Techniques
  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Assembling & Testing Fluid Power Systems
  • Preparing & Using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Preparing & Using Milling Machines
  • Preparing & Using Grinding Machines
  • Preparing & Using CNC Machining Centres
  • General Welding Applications

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering and manufacturing > Engineering Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by In-Comm Training Services Ltd


Sue Fisher or Alex Jones 01922 457686

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017