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Apprentice Engineering Technician - Toolmaker ESSENTRA COMPONENTS LIMITED

To assist with the maintenance and repair of tooling to production and other repairs to equipment as required, this will be achieved through internal and external training which involve machine and hand tool training. This role is to provide the opportunity for advancing into a fully qualified toolmaker.

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·         Assisting in Maintaining all tooling to ensure safe, continual, and efficient operations.

·         Manufacturing and fitting parts to repair tooling.

·         Assisting (with training) with emergency troubleshooting to resolve tooling issues.

·         Achieving tooling goals, activity scheduling and work completion to ensure manufacturing targets are continually achieved.

·         Update records of work activities, tasks carried out to complete tooling repair.

·         Work closely with toolmakers in finding ways to improve processes and increase tooling reliability and performance.

·         Assist (with training) with specific projects within or outside the Tool repair Department.

·         Attending external training and development at a suitable institution, primarily on day-release basis, in order to gain a toolmaking qualification leading to a fully qualified toolmaker.

·         Attending specialist internal training and development courses to compliment the above qualification.

·         To always follow health and safety procedure.

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

ST0457 Engineering Technician Standard (Pathway 12 -Toolmaker).

Generic code to identify ILR programme aims 4342

L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Comp)

L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Knowledge)

L3 Diploma Toolmaker and Tool & Die Maintenance Technician

College: Technology Campus Oxford OX4 6HN.

Level 2 attend 2 days per week.

Level 3 attend 1 day per week.

The different methods and techniques used, including equipment, tools and other resources as applicable to the work tasks undertaken. The organisation’s quality/compliance processes and procedures and documentation. The technical knowledge required to carry out work tasks safely and effectively. Being proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving the organisation. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills (behaviours). Complying with statutory, regulatory, organisational and health and safety regulations while carrying out the engineering or manufacturing activities.

Use engineering knowledge and understanding to apply technical and practical skills. Contribute to the design, development, manufacture, construction, commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes, systems or services. Accept and exercise personal responsibility. Use effective communication and interpersonal skills. Make a personal commitment to an appropriate code of professional conduct, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, and subject to you meeting the criteria required, there may be an opportunity to continue with us as a full-time member of the team which could lead to an exciting and rewarding future career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Technical aptitude, CADCAM / CNC machine knowledge, Keen to learn new skills, Positive attitude, Self motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Willingness to attend Technical Institution. Please check the location of the employer and ensure that you can travel to both the employer location and to college. The Technology Campus in Oxford will be the College for training. When writing your application please give a high level of detail with plenty of explanation for your answers, along with examples. Write in full sentences, no bullet point lists please. Include a full list of your qualification grades

About the employer

Essentra Components is a global market leader in plastic injection moulded, vinyl dip moulded and metal components. We have a history of over 65 years, producing essential components across a huge range of industries and applications. Making it easier for our customers is our top priority. That is why we operate internationally in 29 countries across 4 continents. With every order, we offer a hassle-free experience through our 14 manufacturing facilities, 34 distribution centres and 40 sales and service locations. Making it available for our customers when they demand it is a core part of our offering - it is why we have a portfolio of 45,000 products and keep over 1 billion parts in stock - all available for immediate dispatch and fast delivery. Our product range features caps and plugs, wire and cable management, access hardware, PCB and electronics hardware. If you are designing a prototype, we can help make it a reality, with free samples and CADs of our standard parts. For your bespoke projects, we can create and manufacture solutions built for your needs, including prototyping and 3D Printing.




Langford Locks



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Training provider



Mark Chen-Wishart


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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