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Advanced Manufacturing Apprentice LEDWELL PLASTICS LTD

Ledwell Plastics Ltd are looking for a confident energetic individual with a thirst for making intricate, very precise mould tooling in a range of metallic materials. The candidate would be working in a fast-paced environment to structured time scales making bespoke injection mould tools with a great team of highly skilled friendly people.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Full 2D and 3D Cam with some basic/intermediate CAD work using Mastercam
  • Spark erosion and electrode manufacturing, using the very best machinery
  • Bolster work (the basic plates that form part of the tool assembly)
  • Hand fitting, with files die grinders etc.
  • Basic manual machining on milling machines, pin cutters and lathes
  • CNC machining

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


  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Technician - Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician Pathway
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering - Toolmaker and Tool & Die Maintenance (Development Competence) 
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) 

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

  • Practical observation – to assess the Apprentice’s application of skills within the Apprentice’s place of work or in a suitable environment away from the workplace. (e.g. In a centre approved by the EPAO)
  • Professional discussion – to holistically assess KSBs across the standard and will be informed by reflective portfolio.

Delivery Method

Currently delivered two days per week (Term Time Only) at Loughborough College, first and second year of learning. One day per week (Term Time Only) at Loughborough College third year of learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To become a permanent member to the team at Ledwell or standout as a highly skilled and well-trained tool maker filling the huge gap in the labour market which is facing shortage of Manufacturing Engineers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Patience, Drawing Knowledge


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying.

About the employer

Proud Manufacturers of Injection mould tooling and associated jigs and fixtures in England for over 40 years. Ledwell Plastics have produced injection moulding and Toolmaking solutions for a wide range of clients in many trades including: agriculture, automotive. Ledwell Plastics have always manufactured exceptional value parts and mould tooling giving our customers the most cost-effective solution. When working with us you can be assured of total peace of mind.







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Training provider



Hayley Cousins

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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