Engineering toolmaker apprenticeship SPRINT TOOL & DIE LTD

A toolmaker at Sprint Tool and Die has a key role within the organisation. You will use manual milling machines, lathes, surface grinders and read engineering drawings - all whilst working to the company's exacting standards, to ensure quality parts are produced.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday and 8.00am - 1.00pm on Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

General day to day duties at the company will involve:

  • Using milling machines
  • Using lathes
  • Operating surface grinders
  • Bench work
  • Reading engineering drawings
  • Trained to use 3D modelling
  • Tool maintenance, modification and repairs
  • Adhering to the company's Health and Safety policy and ISO standards

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

This is a 3 year Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship - Toolmaking pathway. 

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Toolmaker, Tool and Die Maintenance
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • You will attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Telford TF3 3AJ, full time for the first 12 months, followed by 4 days at the company and 1 day at the training centre for the remaining 2 years

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position at the company after successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, an interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential

About the employer

Since its formation, in 1989, Sprint Tool and Die has manufactured high spec plastic injection mould tools within the UK. All toolmaking processes are carried out in-house, ensuring total control over design, material specification and production methods. We work closely with our customers to ensure best design, resulting in efficiency of moulding, enhanced cycle times and reduction in machine downtime and wastage. Our dedicated workforce delivers a skilled and highly motivated approach to every aspect of their trade. We have a continual apprenticeship scheme to bring in the next generation of Toolmakers. This is key to the future success of the industry and here at Sprint.








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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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