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In this role you will undertake a specified training programme both on and off the job in the form of an apprenticeship to enable the role holder to: Learn the skills required to manufacture, maintain and repair plastic & rubber moulds, MTDs and tool components.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday -Friday 07:45 - 15:20

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Undertake appropriate off the job academic training and education to achieve the required industry standards of a modern apprenticeship, and any additional studies required to meet agreed qualifications.
  • On time completion of any written records of achievement as required by any external body as part of the academic studies.
  • To carry out other duties as may be required from time to time by your line manager and temporarily transfer to other departments as dictated by workload requirements.
  • Report any problems or irregularities which are outside your control to your line manager or other appropriate person.
  • Ensure adherence to drawing specification.
  • Learn to set and operate various manual and CNC toolroom machinery including mills, lathes surface grinders, cylindrical grinders, EDM machines etc.
  • Lean how to carry out problem investigation & identification on rubber & plastic moulds and MTDs.
  • Learn how to operate other machinery as required (within training matrix qualification limits).
  • Meeting & maintaining delivery objectives.
  • Learn & adhere to routine machine maintenance schedules.
  • Other duties as assigned

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

  • The training will be attending college 1 day per week to attain Engineering Technician (Level 3) qualifiation. 
  • The remaining 4 days will be on the job training based on site in Bodmin

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4-6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4-6) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Design (Grade 4-6) Desired

About the employer

West is a leading global manufacturer in the design and production of technologically advanced, high-quality, integrated containment and delivery systems for injectable medicines. We are a trusted partner to the world's top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies—working by their side to improve patient health. We are committed to Quality, Collaboration, Service and Innovation




Unit 15

Cooksland Industrial Estate


PL31 2QB

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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