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Toolmaking Apprenticeship QUALITETCH COMPONENTS LTD

Qualitetch Components Ltd manufactures a wide range of meatal comments via the chemical etching process flat components in all materials. We are currently looking for a toolmaking apprentice to learn about engineering.

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Closing date: 21 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday, 07:30 – 17:30

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are now seeking to train an Apprentice Toolmaker, working in conjunction with one of our local training North Cambridgeshire Training Centre (NCTC Chatteris), on a day release basis. You will be enrolled on a 48 month advanced manufacturing engineering level 3 Engineering Machinist pathway apprenticeship.

The candidate Toolmaker will be working in our busy toolroom working on press tooling and fixtures along with maintaining and repairing all current tooling as well as manufacturing precision production machined components using all types of engineering equipment and methods. Tohey will learn how to use mills, lathes, surface grinders, hand tools, radial drills, CNC mill, CNC EDM wire eroder or spark drills. Candidate to design precision Press Tools, jigs and fixtures using 2D and 3D CAD and CAM software and manufacture tool to customer requirements. Thay will work in a safe manner using safety equipment provided, to advise on any potential hazard and to keep the workplace clean.

Main duties include:

  • Reporting to the Forming and Toolroom Cell Leader Be able to liaise with other members of staff to ensure optimum use of workshop equipment.
  • Be able to work in a small team and be able to communicate at all levels.
  • Be able to work on his or her own initiative and to tight deadlines, in liaison with other staff.
  • Be able to complete work within reasonable deadlines set by the Cell Leader.

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

  • The learner will be studying the Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship standard qualification.
  • Day release to West Suffolk College.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible development within the organization, with all or other apprentices going on to relevant HNC level courses.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Creative, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths, English and Science (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Working indoors, varied of duties mainly on the shop floor operating machinery, computer working. Benefits include company pension: • 4 weeks holiday increasing to 5.25 after 5 years’ service • Working a 4 day week (Monday – Thursday) • Sick pay policy. • Overtime could be available and would be paid at time and a half. • Pension

About the employer

In Build 1 we manufacture a wide range of meatal comments via the chemical etching process flat components in all materials. In addition to this process Buliding 2 offers toolmaking on press tools, forming, stamping, also supported with machining, spot-welding, welding, soldering and a assemble work. Serving industries within the Aerospace, Automotive, Creative Arts, Defence Projects, Electronics Devices, Broadcast Equipment, Instrumentation Technology, Scientific, Medical Devices, Telecommunications & Renewable Energies markets. The two building are situated next to each other with parking at the front of both units, Building 2 has the sales team and administration above the production area which is a clean and friendly environment .




Qualitetch Components Ltd, 3 Century Way


PE15 8QW

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Oct 2022