Apprentice Tool & Die Maintenance Technician PLASTIC OMNIUM AUTOMOTIVE LIMITED

Advanced Engineering Apprenticeship (4 yrs) during which time you will attend our Training Centre on block release followed by day release for training and further education. The remainder of your time will be spent with your employer, training in Engineering.

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Closing date: 17 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Annual review and increment during your apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    Mon - Fri (Hours TBC) 37.5hrs per week in the first year rising to 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working alongside experienced and qualified staff, you will learn all aspects of Toolmaking. Working undr Supervision, you will work towards being responsible for the following tasks: Using and interpreting Engineering data and documentation to include 2D drawings of tool assemblies, specific parts, 3D cad data of mould tools.
  • Highlight potential tooling issues and find a suitable way to disassemble mould tools, Standard working instruction documenation, Tool preventative maintenance documentation  and schedules.
  • Tool specifi cooling circuit diagrams, Hydraulic circuit diagrams, critical spares lists, hot runner systems & diagrams.
  • Carrying out checks and maintenance as outlined within the PPM (Planned, Preventative Maintenance) scheme.
  • Fault diagnosis and repair on Injection mould tools.
  • Use internal PC based system to log faults and repairs.
  • Understand engineering drawings and 3D CAD data to interpret and analyse tooling faults and aid in ther respective repairs in order to maintain production requirements.
  • Work cohesively with the engineering team.

The training you will be getting

  • Level III in Engineering Technician - Toolmaker at North West Training Council, Liverpool.
  • Block release for 42 weeks; remainder spent with employer.
  • A Technical training assessor will support you throughout your apprenticeship.
  • NWTC in Liverpool will deliver your training and monitor your Apprenticeship on a regular basis to ensure you achieve the standards required including; core skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours in preparation for gateway / End Point Assessment.


What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Level IV - HNC

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness, Hands-on approach, Tenacious, Enthusiastic & Trustworthy, Practically minded, Good work ethic, wilingness to to learn & adapt, Good interpersonal skills, Excellent Technical Aptitude, Access to own transport, Ability to prioritise tasks


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

Things to consider

Ensure all Health, Safety & Environmental standards are maintained, and that due diligence is shown at all times.

About the employer

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE Plastic Omnium's operational excellence is recognized by customers thanks to the high standards applied in its 150 plants in 28 countries. The Company's operational excellence has been further enhanced by two levers: the increasing digitalization of production tools, to enhance plant efficiency and reduce environmental impact. From operators to plant managers, the teams on site are reinventing the digital plant of the future every day, always with pragmatism and in line with Plastic Omnium's culture. OMEGA: launched in the first half of 2020, this is an international transformation project led to improve working processes to make even greater gains in agility and competitiveness. Contributions to the ultimate objective will come from several areas: digitalization, data management, collaborative and industrial processes. OMEGA is a cross-functional project managed by a dedicated multidisciplinary team and involving all the Group’s businesses.




Plastic Omnium Automotive Ltd

Unit C, Skyline Drive

Great Sankey


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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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