Engineering Apprentice Goodman Mould Tools

Exciting opportunity to learn all aspects of mould making. For the ideal candidate there is a lot of opportunity to progress into different and more challenging roles within the business. Duties will include learning all aspects of fitting and manual machinery.

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Closing date: 05 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    For the right candidate we would be looking at paying between £7.49 and £10.50/hour depending on their current stage in their apprenticeship. For a person who had completed their apprenticeship the starting pay would be @£12.00-£15.00/hour

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 08:00 - 16:30 Friday 08:00 - 15:30. (Exact tbc)

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 May 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Applicants must have some learning, experience and understanding of engineering as some duties will require this.

Day to duties include but are not restricted to;

  • Trainee engineer learning all aspects of blow mould making
  • Being part of a team that manufacture from start to finish quality moulds for the food, beauty and agricultural industries
  • Day to day learning to programme, set and operate CNC milling machines
  • Being able to a team player working to deadlines and schedules

The training you will be getting

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Harlow College offers 2 different routes through the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

Qualifications achieved:

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Competence)
Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Knowledge)
You will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Competence) - Machining / Mechatronics
Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Machining/Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Knowledge)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This is a permanent position.  There is a lot of chance for progression into CAD/CAM roles within the company for the right candidate.  Training in ongoing at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Self motivated, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/Level 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/Level 4 or above) Essential
AS Level or equivalent Engineering (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Level 2 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Applicants must have some learning, experience and understanding of engineering as some duties will require this. Good timekeeping Attention to detail Team player Common sense Free car parking available Walking distance from Hertford East (@10 minutes) Walking distance from Hertford Bus Station (@15 minutes)

About the employer

With over 50 years experience in blow mould industry, GMT was a well established reputation for providing quality moulds for the food, beverage, beauty and agricultural industries, both in the UK and overseas. We work closely with clients offering a complete product design service from inception to manufacture and delivery, from single cavity to 28 cavity moulds. We have the latest mould making machinery sourced globally to keep up with the latest technology.


Goodman Mould Tools





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Training provider


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


Kellie Tighe


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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