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Apprentice Toolmaker Allen Bros (Fittings) Ltd

Precision engineering, and CNC machining, working with our Toolroom Manager to maintain our extensive range of tools and produce new tools for new products designed inhouse

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 7.30-5.30

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    45 months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role is integral to the success of the Company, with new product designs being produced regularly needing new tooling and maintaining the vast range of tools which are in constant use.

  • The apprentice will report to the Toolroom Manager
  • Tool maintenance and repair
  • Designing and producing jigs for production
  • Operating spark-eroder for etching tool design
  • Operating CNC Mill to machine tool cavities and ejector plates
  • Operating CNC lathes



Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The candidate will have good practical skills, and technical ability an interest in engineering, metal work and technical design. 
  • Attention to details are particularly important with a good level of mathematics/trigonometry.


Personal qualities

  • Attention to detail
  • High level of concentration
  • Analytical and good at problem solving

Desired qualifications

Required to meet eligibility requirements of the programme-

  • Maths Grade 3/D and above
  • English Grade 3/D and above 

Preferred -

  • Btec Engineering/Materials/Manufacturing
  • ICT

Future prospects

Toolmaker is a highly skilled role within a manufacturing Company.  The UK is bringing manufacturing skills back home and there is a high demand for engineers with this type of qualification.

About the employer

Allen Brothers is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sailing equipment. The Allen brand is one of the market leaders and export worldwide.  The products are designed in-house with our toolroom producing the mould tools, metal cutting and pressing tools which are used to produce around 95% of the components manufactured on-site using CNC mills, lathes, and moulding machines.


Allen Bros (Fittings) Ltd


Hallmark Industrial Estate Units 1-



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Essex College


Diane Ridgley 07855701273

Level 3 Engineering Technician - Machinist Apprenticeship Standard

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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