Tool Service Apprentice EPWIN GROUP PLC

The role of Tool Servicing Apprentice is to support the tooling department in the upkeep of extrusion tools, help assist with the potential development of new tooling and support the manufacturing function whist meeting all operational/quality standards

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Closing date: 20 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Adhere to all organisational policies, management systems and standard operational procedures in relation to Health, Safety, Environmental and quality 
  • Work positively to develop and foster good working relationships with colleagues and contracted personell in order to maintain a culture of mutual respect and dignity 
  • Reporting any incidents, injuries and near misses to your line manager and not to endanger yourself or others by your acts or ommissions
  • Represent the organisation in a positive way as to avoid the damage of corporate image or bringing the company into disrepute
  • Promote and display the Epwin core values 
  • Service or extrusion tool parts including dies, calibrators and tank plates
  • Preventative maintenance of tooling 
  • Correct use of all hand tools
  • Ensure the correct use and storage of tooling parts and components 
  • To learn to interpret and produce engineering drawings to standard layouts and specifications
  • To correctly use various types of measuring equipment such as micrometers, slip gauges and comparators to inspect completed work and ensure compliance to various tolerances and quality standards
  • To safely and competently use various manual machinary such as centre lathes, milling machines and surface grinders
  • Support production areas in technical assessment of tooling issues
  • Tooling improvements 
  • To assist where required with tooling start ups and trials

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

This is a 4-year training programme resulting in an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Toolmaking. The successful apprentices will be required to travel to college, MCMT, Telford, 3 days per week for the first 18 monthths, followed by one day per week for the remainder of the apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel to both the college and employer sites.

Training will include:

Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
Complying with statutory regulations & organisation safety requirements
Working efficiently & effectively in an engineering environment
Using & communicating technical information
Conducting business improvement techniques (covered in induction)
Producing components using hand fitting techniques
Assembling & testing fluid power systems
Preparing & using lathes for turning operations
Preparing & using milling machines
Preparing & using grinding machines
Preparing & using CNC Machining centres
General welding applications
Level 3 Technical Certificate Spans both Level 2 & Level 3 Competence
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
Health & Safety in the engineering workplace
Communications for engineering technicians
Mathematics for engineering technicians
Mechanical principles of engineering systems
Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Toolmaker and Tool & Die Technician (Development Competence)
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
Engineering project
Properties & applications of engineering principles
Further mechanical principles of engineering systems
Engineering organisational efficiency & improvement
Maintenance of fluid power systems and components
Computer aided design techniques
Engineering maintenance procedures & techniques
Maintenance of mechanical systems

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential for a permanent position on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

Founded in 1976, the Epwin Group has changed significantly from its origins as one of the first PVC-U window fabrication businesses in the UK. In July 2014, the Epwin Group was listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM market starting a new era in its history. The Group has grown both organically and by acquisition to become the leading manufacturer of energy efficient and low maintenance building products for the Repair, Maintenance and Improvement, social housing and new build markets in the UK. The Group serves the trade, retail, new build and social housing sectors through a nationwide network of merchants, plastics stockists, window, door and conservatory manufacturers and installers. Our products are designed and manufactured in-house to suit the needs of our end-user markets and are sold under established and trusted brands. We have a wide product range to cater for all requirements and are constantly investing and innovating in new processes, products and services.




Stafford Park 6



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Training provider



Leighanne Omisore


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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