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Apprentice Toolmaker Frank Dudley Ltd

Apprentice required to learn general toolroom and maintenance skills, using lathes, millers, grinders and various hand tools.

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Closing date: 19 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    7.45am to 4.45pm Monday to Thursday, 7.45am to 12.45pm on Fridays.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The duties you will be required to carry out:

  • Die maintenance
  • Building new tooling
  • Manufacturing components such as dies, jigs and fixtures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some knowledge or experience of engineering - particularly in milling and turning would be advantageous
  • Good written and verbal communications
  • Good maths skills

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Good attendance
  • Genuine interest in engineering
  • Pleasant personality

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades 9-5/A*-B/C in English, maths and Science - as a minimum or equivalent 

Future prospects

Long-term prospects may include a position as a Toolmaker or Tool and Die Maintenance Technician.

Things to consider

Training will include 3 days per week at In-Comm Training Services, Aldridge, Walsall, for the first 18 months. Please ensure you can travel to this site, as well as the company address.

About the employer

Frank Dudley Limited is a family owned and operated manufacturing base located in the heart of Birmingham.

What started out in Frank Dudley’s own garden shed has now grown to the 4th generation manufacturing operation that we are today. With over 57,000 square feet of space at our disposal and our impressive line of state-of-the-art presses and the dedication and expertise of our workforce, we are able to provide the highest standard in metal pressings and welded assemblies.

We cater for a wide range of diverse markets and our customer base continues to grow. Our predominant assets are the 600T Tandem and Progression lines which offer support to our OEM and 1st tier customers.

The philosophy at Frank Dudley Limited has always been to “get it right first time every time” and it is a philosophy that has helped us to fulfil the growing needs of our customers and to win long-term contracts with big name brands. We continually monitor our processes and invest in our teams and technology to ensure we are producing the best components, in the quickest time and for the most competitive price. Speak to the team at Frank Dudley Limited today and find out why our services and components are second to none.


Frank Dudley Ltd


Unit 2


B16 0AH

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Training provider


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


Sue Fisher 01922 457686

This is a four year apprenticeship which will result in an Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship qualification. 

You will be required to attend college, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, three days per week for the first 18 months and two days per week at the company. After this time, you will attend college one day per week for the remainder of the apprenticeship. 

Training at college will include the following:

  • Business Improvement Techniques
  • Bench Fitting
  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Grinding
  • CNC Machining
  • Welding
  • CAD
  • Maintenance of Mechanical Systems and Fluid Power Systems

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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