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Samuel Heath - Level 3 - Apprentice Tool Maker SAMUEL HEATH AND SONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

The toolmaker will be part of a small team responsible for designing, manufacturing, developing and maintaining bespoke tooling to be used in prototyping & production as well as producing small batches of components.

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

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Closing date: 20 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    You will receive annual pay reviews throughout your apprenticeship to reflect your increase in education ad experience

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 07:30-16:00 and Friday 07:30-12:30

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

During your apprenticeship you will develop your skills to be able to:

• Design, manufacture and development of a range of tooling such as:
o press tools, stamping dies, jigging and fixturing, special purpose machinery.
• Maintenance and improvement of existing tooling.
• Setting and programming of CNC machinery for small batch and development purposes.
• Using conventional toolroom and CNC machining techniques to manufacture components.
• Production of one-off specials to a high standard.
• Design for additive manufacturing and operation of various 3D printers.
• Involvement in Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.
• Any other duties that may from time to time be reasonably expected.

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

This 4 year programme will include:
• Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
• NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
• A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
• In house training in line with your requirements.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The types of roles candidates could typically look towards in the future depending on their progress includes CNC Setter/Programmer, Toolmaker, CAD/CAM programmer, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Supervisor/Manager roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Creative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 / C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (or any other relevant subject) (Grade 4 / C) Desired

Things to consider

Will involve working in a busy factory environment on a variety of machinery.

About the employer

At Samuel Heath we manufacture beautifully designed luxury products at our site in Birmingham. To ensure we can deliver these products to our worldwide customers we combine the very latest in modern production techniques with time honored craft skills, which enables us to fulfil our commitment to manufacturing products that are both beautiful in appearance and technically superior in functionality. Our manufacturing facility has a large CNC Machining Department and Toolroom/Prototype Development Area containing a range of modern CNC machines, consisting of over 20 CNC lathes and millers. We continue to invest in the latest technology including 3D printing, CAD/CAM, 5 axis machining and are also investing in the latest developments such as robotics and digitalization in manufacturing providing a challenging and exciting working environment. We also have our own in house polishing and plating facilities as well as numerous assembly cells where we are building on our craft heritage and investing in improving our capabilities to ensure we deliver the finest products when and where our customers need them.




Cobden Works

Leopold Street


B12 0UJ

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Training provider



Make UK Recruitment Team


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, please follow link to Make UK's recruitment portal

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Feb 2023