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Apprentice Tool Maker PRECONOMY LTD

We are pleased to be looking for THREE new Tool Maker Apprentices to join our ever so expanding team based in Forest Town, Mansfield

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Once settled in there is scope for overtime, paid at a higher rate. Will be enrolled into the company pension scheme of which the company contribution is 5%. Christmas bonus of Tesco vouchers.

  • Working week

    7.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday. 7.30am to 1.30pm Friday Some flexibility will need to be applied to the end times based on the work you are doing at the time.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentices will receive on the job training as part of a team throughout the apprenticeship whilst also attending college on a day release arrangement to develop further knowledge and skills.

This will include:

  • Learning how to set up and operate milling machines and eroders
  • Inspecting tools using a Faro arm and other measuring equipment
  • Assisting in the drawing office with design using CAD software
  • Making components
  • Stripping and building tools from 1T to 30T
  • Other functions such as operating a gundrill, polishing etc

These duties will expose the apprentices to all aspects of the company, followed by mutual agreement on the best area(s) to focus on and achieve further experience and skill, as part of a structured development and training programme.

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

Level 3 Enginerring Technician apprenticeship standard (following the Tool Maker pathway, including Functional Skills if required.

This programme includes the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diploma (level 3).

This programme is delivered on a day release delivery model, meaning that during term time, you will spend one day a week at our engineering innovation centre in NG17 enhancing your knowledge and skill and working with specialist tutors.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This company are keen for you to know that they are committed to retaining your skills when qualified. Higher level training programmes may be considered in the future including a HNC in Engineering.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Established in 1948, Preconomy is well known within the industry as a respected mould and die manufacturer. This has been achieved through continued investment in engineering technology and production techniques, together with its highly skilled and motivated workforce. Manufacturing takes place on a 24hr, seven days a week basis, allowing customers the advantage of fast tooling lead times.







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Training provider




01623 900468

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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