Toolmaker Apprentice required to manufacture tools, jigs and fixtures to high tolerances. You will use hand tools, lathes, presses, millers and grinders as well as CAD 2D and 3D manufacturing software.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm with overtime available

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    10 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Typical tasks will include:

  • Assembling, fitting and repairing tools
  • Reading engineering drawings
  • Using hand tools such as files, hacksaws and grinders
  • Using lathes, millers and presses
  • 2D and 3D CAD/CAM
  • Using precision measurement instruments - micrometers, gauges and vernier calipers
  • Attending machine breakdowns to identify the root cause and solve the problem
  • Assisting with tool maintenance
  • Compiling reports
  • Control consumables and tooling spares to ensure stock levels are maintained using relevant systems

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

This is a 4 year level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Toolmaker pathway). The successful apprentice will attend the training centre (In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG), 2.5 days per week for the first 2 years and the rest of the week at the company.

After this you will attend the training centre 1 day per week for the remaining 2 years, with monthly assessor visits to see you at your company.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After serving time as a toolmaker and understanding the requirements of colleagues, there are opportunities to progress into project management or manufacturing management, working with customers to add value.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Cube Precision Engineering was founded in 2009 by Phil Bannister and Neil Clifton. Phil, an apprentice trained engineer and Neil an engineering graduate with a sales background, both passionate about investing in British engineering, embarked on their journey together with their first contract to machine 25 engine protection parts for the rail industry. The rest as they say is history….. A business built upon capacity, confidence and capability, Cube Precision Engineering is based in the West Midlands and supplies product to the Automotive, Aerospace/Defence and Commercial sectors. With a strong ethos of supporting both the local area and the UK as a whole, Cube uses local suppliers and staff to service the world’s leading engineering companies. 71% of all purchases made by the business are from within 40 miles of the West Midlands factory, their staff are recruited within 15 miles and the products they make are used worldwide. ‘You may not have heard of us but you will most certainly have seen the products that we have helped to manufacture…..’






B65 0QW

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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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