We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Toolmaker at P.T.G Precision Engineers, based in Langage Industrial Estate in Plympton. This apprenticeship opportunity will suit a candidate who is keen to develop their skills in toolmaking, and using machines to manufacture engineered parts to drawing.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    0700 - 1530, Monday to Thursday. 0700 - 1400, on a Friday.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Toolmaker, you will learn most aspects of engineering manufacturing, this includes:

  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Grinding
  • Spark Erosion
  • Wire Erosion

P.T.G. Precision Engineers also carry out other processes including Heat Treatment and Chemi-Blacking of steel parts, which will also form part of the apprenticeship.

This is an excellent opportunity to be supported by experienced engineering professionals who will work alongside you throughout your development.

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

You will work towards achieving a Level 3 Machining Technician qualification, which is equivalent to A level standard.

Your training will take place at City College Plymouth and will be one day a week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the Level 3 Machining Technician, you could progress through to a Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician apprenticeship, which is a HNC equivalent.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Please consider the start time and location before applying. Each day is a 0700 start, and the location is Langage Industrial Estate in Plympton.

About the employer

PTG Precision Engineers Ltd is an established company providing advanced engineering machining solutions and engineering excellence. PTG Precision Engineers Ltd offer engineering solutions within Nuclear, Defence and High Tech Electronics, amongst others.




PTG Precision Engineers

Langage Industrial Estate

Meadow Close


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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