Toolmaker Apprentice Whiston Industries Ltd

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well established engineering company as a Toolmaking Apprentice. You will receive excellent training in the workplace as well as working towards the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Incremental wage reviews are possible throughout the apprenticeship in line with age and performance

    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

    8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday 1/2 hr lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Bench fitting
  • Cutting and shaping tools
  • Working with 2D and 3D CAD drawings
  • Setting and operating CNC machines
  • Using manual machines such as lathes and millers
  • Using measuring equipment such as verniers and micrometres
  • Carrying out basic machine maintenance
  • Adhering to Health and Safety

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

You will attend Sandwell College one day a week to work towards the Engineering Technician Standard, Machinist pathway.

You will achieve the following qualifications

  • Level 2 Foundation Knowledge
  • Level 2 Foundation Competence - Machining
  • Level 3 Development Knowledge - Machining
  • Level 3 Development Competence - Machining

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are further development opportunities available on succesful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working


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

Things to consider

Achievement of a GCSE or equivalent at Grade B/7 in any subject is required by the employer

About the employer

Established in 1963, Whiston Industries are a world class engineering company, supplying press tooling and metal pressings to the automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and associated markets.


Whiston Industries Ltd


Oak Street

Cradley Heath

West Midlands

B64 5JY


Tammy Leipacher

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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