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We have an exciting opportunity for you to join a skilled workforce and become a toolmaker apprentice within an industry leading company.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday = 7am - 3.30pm. Friday = 7am - 2.30pm. Overtime is required from the age of 18.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties will include:

• Milling

• Turning

• Bench fitting

• Health and Safety

• Set & run CNC turning & machining centre

• Daily/monthly maintenance requirements of machines

• Solving production/process problems

• Monitor CNC machines & work in progress

• In progress quality assurance, including first off inspection

• Operating & using quality/inspection equipment

You will also learn to operate cylindrical and surface grinders, bed-out press and the overhead cranes.

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

As part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend Sandwell College for 1 days a week over the 42mth programme. During this time, you will complete your Apprenticeship in Advanced Engineering to gain your Level 3 Engineering Technicians Diploma.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The company will support you throughout your apprenticeship and further should you wish to continue to gain engineering qualifications, this could lead to future team leader roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Hand to eye co-ordination, Self-motivated and proactive, Willingness to learn, Enthusiasm about the industry


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

Things to consider

This is a manual role and may involve a lot of standing.

About the employer

Our Client is one of the Black Country’s most enterprising manufacturers. They are one of the country’s leading tool makers and injection moulders. Their specialist advice and unique diverse production system allows them to offer straightforward exciting practical solutions. Even though they are surrounded by highly advanced productions systems, they like to keep things simple. They offer a range of services for many different industries.




Unit 8 Lygon Buildings

Peartree Lane




Kerry James

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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