Tool & Jig Maker Apprentice (Injection Moulding) RGE Group

This role will support the tool room in making sure that the correct tooling is provided for the machines in order to mould the plastic to the correct shapes.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    8am to 4.30pm with half an hour for lunch

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be working in the toolmaking department with around 10 other staff. Duties will include:

  • Making tools
  • Making Jigs 
  • Adhering to all health & Safety requirements
  • Attending college to complete weekly off the job training 


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

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Technician - Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician Pathway.

College attendance will be:

  • Year 1 - 3 days a week
  • Year 2 - 2 days a week
  • Year 3  - 1 day a week 


  • 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)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent position at the end of the apprenticeship with opportunities to develop within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

RGE Group is the home of injection moulding expertise, specialising in tooling, precision plastic injection mouldings and product development engineering. Since 1965, innovation and high-quality standards have been at the heart of what we do, allowing our family-owned business to gain knowledge and experience from around the globe.


RGE Group


The Station House 15 Station Road

St. Ives

PE27 5BH

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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