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Apprentice Silicone Tool Maker Paragon Rapid Technologies Ltd

Paragon Rapid Technologies are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as an Apprentice Silicone Tool Maker. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Engineering Operative.

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Hours to be discussed in interview

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Apprentice Tool Maker will work as part of a team.The role requires a detail-oriented, creative, and self-driven individual. The role demands the ability to identify and resolve problems, and take responsibility for standards of work.

Major Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Creation of silicone tooling from master models
  • Creation of epoxy tooling from master models
  • Set up of SLA and CNC rigid tooling
  • Use of machinery and power tools
  • Inspection of master models and first off castings

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to self-manage a project and work within a team.
  • Planning and prioritising multiple workloads.
  • Ability and commitment to complete projects within specified deadlines.
  • Problem-solving and an appreciation of tooling and casting techniques.
  • Detail orientated
  • Good time management.
  • Happy to work extra hours to get the job done.
  • Thrives when working in a high pace and often stressful environment where demands are high.

Personal qualities

  • Friendly 
  • Approachable 
  • Kind
  • Good professional appearance

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths and English at grade C/4 or above

Future prospects

  • Potential for further employment on completion of the apprenticeship for the right candidate

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. 

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received.

Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills.

Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us within 5 working days. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed. 

Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 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 £6.45 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.70 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).

About the employer

Paragon Rapid Technologies is one of the UK's finest Rapid Prototyping specialists. Having invested extensively in people and technology, Paragon offers an unrivalled Quality of Service and reliability of delivery.


Paragon Rapid Technologies Ltd


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northern Skills Group

  • Level 2 qualification in Engineering Operative
  • Technical Certificate
  • Day release class

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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