Apprentice Engineering Diemaker Arden Dyes Ltd

Arden Dies have an exciting opportunity for someone looking to work in Engineering as a Die Maker/Pattern Maker apprentice.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an apprentice Die Maker, you will train to manufacture Cutting & Creasing tools used to convert printed carton and corrugated sheets into the customers Packaging designs.

  • Studies customer drawings & specifications such as CAD drawings, or descriptions, and visualise product to determine materials required and machines to be used to fabricate parts.
  • Computes dimensions customers tooling layout, and determines assembly method and sequence of operations, following operating procedures supplied.
  • Calibrate material specified on each works order, measuring stock prior to starting production.
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as Auto rule processors, grinding, chamfering, linnishing and grinding machine.
  • Verifies conformance of machined parts to specifications and working tolerances.
  • Verifies dimensions, alignments, and clearances.
  • Examines standard dies, tools.
  • Manufacture product to pre-agreed specifications and general descriptions for specialty tools and design of product.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Full Training will be provided in relation to the principle responsibilities, however the following skills would be beneficial:

ability to work in hands on shop floor role   interest in wide range of engineering manufacturing processes
be able to work in busy team environment, capable of working to targets and deadlines
verbal and written communication skills, must be comfortable with computer based work
must be able to demonstrate high level of technical competence in Maths
attention to detail in interpreting manufacturing information and working to high quality standards.

Personal qualities

The following qualities are required:

Ability to demonstrate a flexible, personable and professional attitude, whilst working as part of a team
Applicants must have a good temperament, be polite and courteous
Communication / Interpersonal skills – Ability to communicate in a confident manner with staff at all levels
Applicants must be pro-active in their approach

Qualifications required

Preferably candidate would have secured exam grades in GCSE (A-C), including English, Maths and a Science, and preferably a practical Engineering or Joinery qualification.

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Things to consider

From the 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Arden Dies is the UK's leading diemaker. Our purpose built 3000 sq metre facility in Stockport Cheshire is one of the largest sites in Europe for die and tooling.


Arden Dyes Ltd


Shepley Lane




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Training provider

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced  Level Apprenticeship gaining an NVQ Level 3 qualification in Engineering.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017