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Apprentice Toolmaker J C S HI-TORQUE LTD

Apprentice Toolmaker to join our team of 7 experienced Toolmakers and 1 current apprentice responsible for maintenance of existing in-house tooling, primarily press tools and production of new tooling.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.50 per hour plus travel expenses to college

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday from 8:00am - 5:00pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break each day and 15 min tea break morning and afternoon. Fridays from 8:00am - 1:00pm with a 15 min tea break morning (with 1 day per week at college)

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    24 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will undergo training in:

  • Turning
  • Milling – Manual and CNC operations
  • Surface, cylindrical and form-grinding
  • Wire Erosion
  • Inspection
  • Bench Fitting
  • Reading and understanding technical tool drawings
  • Use of CAD software for component modeling & creating technical drawings
  • Using measuring tools to prepare and inspect job.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard for a duration of 42 months.
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The successful candidate will become part of our engineering team - as a toolmaker.
  • In the future there would be the opportunity to be involved in new bespoke machinery design and build projects and grow with the company in terms of computerised Engineering design skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Committed, Punctual, Reliable, Self-motivated, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Science (Grade A*-B/9-6) Desired

Things to consider

The vacancy will be based indoors in the Toolroom department of our factory in Sudbury, Suffolk. The workload is historically maintained at a busy level, therefore this is a fast-paced environment, working to tight deadlines and involving long periods of standing. As a part of your apprenticeship you will be required to attend Colchester Institute of Further Education to complete academic studies - Transport will not be provided and it is the apprentices responsibility to ensure attendance to both the college and workplace is possible.

About the employer

JCS Hi-Torque Ltd is a well-established and successful family engineering business in Sudbury, Suffolk specializing in the design and manufacture of worm drive hose clips and P-clips with all our manufacturing processes under our control and on site currently employing 84 employees. This is an exciting opportunity which will enable the apprentice to learn a real craft in a well-established company, who is the market leader for quality its product sector.







CO10 2YH

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Training provider



Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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