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Apprentice Toolmaker and Die Technician William King Ltd

Toolmaker Apprentice required to work alongside a die maintenance team to carry out preventative and corrective maintenance on tooling to improve manufacturing efficiency, tooling reliability and product quality to meet customer requirements.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - either 7.30am or 8.30am start and 4.00pm or 5.00pm finish whilst at the company 9.00am to 4.30pm whilst at college

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Toolmaker Apprentice to work alongside the die maintenance team, performing the following duties:

  • Work alongside a die maintenance team to carry out preventative and corrective maintenance on tooling, to improve manufacturing efficiency, tooling reliability and product quality to meet customer requirements
  • Basic knowledge of press tool setting, and operation will be taught.  Working in a safe and orderly manner in all areas of operations
  • Tooling inventory to be monitored and replaced when necessary, using company ordering system
  • Work to key performance indicators in your department
  • Attend tooling breakdowns to identify the root cause and solve the problem
  • Work safely, with regard for your duty of care to yourself and to others

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • No previous experience is required but engineering studies/hobbies would be advantageous
  • Good maths and science knowledge 
  • Computer literate
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Ambitious and enthusiastic
  • Positive approach to work and learning
  • Capable of working in teams as well as independently
  • Willing to learn and commit to this apprenticeship
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible and adaptable

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in English, maths and a science.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship the successful candidates can expect a full-time position at the company.

Things to consider

Please ensure you can travel to college in Aldridge, WS9 8UG as you will be required to attend there on a full-time basis for the first 12 months.

About the employer

William King is a leading independent metals service centre. Together with Mi-King Ltd and Mi-King sro, we are industry leaders in the supply of steel strip mill and aluminium products. Our range of materials includes Mild Steel, Stainless Steel Tinplate, ECCS, Blackplate, Pre-painted steel and Aluminium.

From our base in West Bromwich in the heart of the UK, we buy and sell steel and other metal products on a global basis and have established long term supply partnerships in all the major metal consuming sectors, including the automotive, consumer durable, packaging and construction industries.


William King Ltd


Atlas Centre

Union Road

West Bromwich

B70 9DR

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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 resulting in a Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, Toolmaking pathway.  You will be required to attend college, In-Comm Training Services Limited, in Aldridge, full time for the first 12 months as part of this training, which will include:

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

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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