Apprentice Miller Operator / Setter R L S TOOLING LTD

Engineering Operative Apprentice required to operate and set a bank of CNC milling machines and manual machines, fault finding and using various measuring equipment.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    7.00am to 3.15pm Monday to Friday with 30 minutes break for lunch

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The day-to-day duties will involve:

  • Sawing up raw materials
  • Milling
  • Blocking upside and face of materials
  • Setting and fault finding
  • Using micrometers and vernier calipers to check and approve parts after processing
  • Stamping and identification of parts
  • General housekeeping duties

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

This is a level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship, delivered over a period of 15 months. The qualification is Level 2 Diploma in engineering operations (skills), Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge) and Functional Skills if required.

The apprentice will be required to attend In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, one day per week for the duration of the apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time position after completion of apprenticeship, with potential advancement to level 3 machinist.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness, an interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 4/C and above) Desired

About the employer

RLS Tooling Ltd. was established in 1989 to provide a UK based specialist form rolling die manufacturer, but has since expanded to provide a very comprehensive range of tooling for most thread rolling applications as well as form rolling. Our product range includes flat thread rolling dies, tangential chasers, knurling dies and circular thread rolls. These products are sold worldwide either direct or through one of our agents or representatives. Our manufacturing operation extensively uses CNC machine tools and our technical staff have CAD systems to assist the development of special tools and forms.




Unit 2

Walsall Road

Norton Canes

WS11 9NS

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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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