Advanced Manufacturing Engineer Apprentice (Level 3 Machining Technician) PATTERNS & MOULDS LTD

Are you interested in working practically and with a range of machinery? We are pleased to offer the opportunity for apprentices to join our team working within the GRP/Composite Department, developing knowledge and skills of manufacturing processes and projects, ensuring that standard operations, policies and procedures are followed.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual salary rise for each year of the apprenticeship, option of over time paid at time and half per hour, annual bonuses, company social events, 2 Private Health Care scheme’s, all uniform and PPE provided.

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday – 07:30am – 4:30pm, Friday – 07:30am – 12:30pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your role will be to work alongside our team and mentors developing your skills and knowledge to support the Apprenticeship qualification.

Apprentices will be involved in:

  • Design
  • Tooling build
  • Layup
  • Curing
  • Production
  • Material science
  • Housekeeping and maintenance of working area and machinery

Apprentices will have the opportunity to move around the factory areas gaining further knowledge to support learning over the duration of the Apprenticeship.

Ideal candidates must:

  • Be able to work independently and as a team
  • Have a willingness to learn and develop
  • Show a commitment to both employment and college

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


  • EAL Level 3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Machining Technician

Delivery Method

  • Currently delivered two days per week (Term Time Only) at Loughborough College, first and second year of learning. One day per week (Term Time Only) at Loughborough College third year of learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Within the department we see future career development as the composites area grows and diversifies, giving opportunity to continue learning and progressing, alongside opportunities that may develop across the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths, English and Science (Grade C / 4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours in accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

Family owned and run, established in 1967, Manufacturers of Moulds and Tooling for the Marine, Automotive, Aeronautical, Construction and Leisure industries, highly regarded within the industries supplying globally renowned businesses. Using varied materials from timber through to advanced composite materials. 3D solid modelling with Solidworks Robotic 3D Printing and large scale 5 axis CNC Machining.







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Training provider



Hayley Cousins

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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