Hadley Group- Level 3 - Toolmaker Apprenticeship HADLEY INDUSTRIES PLC

To manufacture precision tooling, including jigs and fixtures, that are used to produce parts in manufacturing. Working with metals, alloys and composite materials, to produce in-house and bespoke client specific tools.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Year 1: Monday - Thursday 8.00am-4.30pm, Friday 8.00am-12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Ensure that all tools manufactured are to the highest quality and meet Hadley standards
  • Report to Supervisor or Manager any parts that require modification during the build phase, whilst ensuring that drawings are fully updated prior to modification
  • Use of all machines and equipment within HGT to their maximum efficiency
  • Assist in the development of new and existing manufacturing processes and procedures to optimise performance
  • Follow company quality procedures as per the Quality manual
  • Maintain good standard of housekeeping throughout the machine shop
  • Use methods of Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement
  • Strive to improve current operating methods to reduce cost or increase efficiency
  • Assist to identify and implement solutions to quality problems or issues
  • Report any quality problems or issues to management
  • Ensure all equipment is operated safely
  • Accurately read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Actively participate and contribute to meetings as appropriate
  • Measure equipment accurately

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

This 4-year programme will include:

  • Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
  • NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
  • A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
  • In house training in line with your requirements

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will become a qualified tool maker. Opportunity to travel between UK sites.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Organisation skills, Practically Minded, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Am Shift - Monday to Friday 06:00 to 14:00 PM Shift – Monday to Friday 06:00 to 14:00 Std Days – Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 17:00 & Friday 08:30 to 16:00 There are other shifts that can occur – Night Shift – Sunday to Thursday 22:00 to 0:600. It is less likely that this will be a requested shift.

About the employer

Hadley Group is a world leader in advanced cold rolled steel technology, with manufacturing facilities in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and more than 800 employees worldwide. We deliver innovative solutions with applications across sectors as diverse as construction, automotive, industrial and agriculture. At the heart of this is UltraSTEEL®, a patented cold rollforming process that enables the production of components with up to 20% more strength and a similar reduction in raw materials. Our heritage extends back for over 50 years and has been built on the skills of our workforce, ongoing investment in innovative and productive technologies, and the long term relationships that we maintain with customers around the world.




Hadley Group

Downing Street


B66 2PA

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023