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Plastics Machinist/Fabricator/3D Print Apprentice Industrial Plastic Fabrications Ltd

Programming, setting and running a variety of CNC machines and 3D printers. Fabrication of plastic components.

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Closing date: 07 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Working week Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week Start time 8am to 4pm. half hour lunch break as a minimum, an hours lunch break can be taken if required, making the finish time 4:30pm. 37.5 hours per week 20 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role of the apprentice will be to assist in all manufacturing areas of the business, which will include, machine maintenance, production, inspection and health & safety.

Programming, setting and running a variety of CNC machines and 3D printers.

Fabrication of plastic components.

Work is generally varied, there will however be some long running jobs which require secondary and manual operations. Keeping work place clean and tidy is part of the everyday routine.

The successful applicant will be trained / work on; CNC machines including mills, routers, lathes and lasers. Manual machines including saws, lathes, routers and drills.
Software packages for drawing components and creating tool paths. Various aspects of bench-work. All work is carried out on a variety of rigid plastic sheet/rod/bar, producing prototypes, small batches and productions runs for a wide range of industries. Industrial Plastic Fabrications offers high quality machined, formed and fabricated plastic components, plus rapid prototyped parts and 3D printing to the very best standard in the industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Good mathematical ability
  • An attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Communication skills
  • Self-motivation
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills

Desired qualifications

Grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and design & technology. Alternatively previous experience that demonstrates a suitability for the position.

Future prospects

Permanent position for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Broxbourne station 15 minute walk. Bus route 86 Harlow Bus Station to Waltham Cross. Overtime generally available.

About the employer

General company information: The company produces prototypes, small batches and production quantities of plastic components for a wide range of industries. Equipment used: Mills, routers, lathes, lasers, 3D printers and hand tools. We can offer: 1) Varied work 2) Small friendly team 3) Flexible working hours


Industrial Plastic Fabrications Ltd


Unit 28

Hillgrove Business Park, Nazeing Road

Waltham Abbey


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harlow College


Kellie Tighe 07739467348

Harlow College offers 2 different routes through the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

The qualifications you will achieve will be:

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

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 / Mechatronics
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Machining / Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Plus functional skills at Level 2 Maths and Level 2 English if you do not hold a C/4 or above grade in GCSE

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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