Toolmaking Engineering Apprentice GLENAIR UK LIMITED

Are you looking for an exciting Engineering Apprentice opportunity? Are you dedicated, have a willingness to learn and looking for a long-term career in engineering? We want to hear from you! We have a fantastic opportunity for 2 x new apprentices to join our Toolmaking department to become fully skilled Engineers in all aspects of manufacturing.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    - Pension plan - Healthcare scheme - 32 days annual leave (including statutory days) - Monthly bonus scheme - Long service awards - Apprentice Mentor for all apprentices

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.00am to 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To become fully conversant with all aspects of toolmaking practices.

• To produce batches of parts as instructed.

• To identify tooling/ machining requirements.

• To carry out routine maintenance as required.

• To carry out routine housekeeping duties.

• To complete training in the function, form and design of mould tools.

• To be able to use and interpret engineering data and documentation such as engineering drawings, technical data and computer generated programmes.

• To be able to design appropriate jigs/fixtures and tooling as required.

• You will be expected to be able to set up, operate and adjust/edit equipment settings as applicable to the machine tool being used.

• When using CNC equipment, you will be expected to be able to produce, prove and/or edit programmes.

• To gain an understanding of injection moulding techniques and best practices.

• To be proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving the business.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

Tech cert : This programme includes Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) BTEC Diploma Edexcel L3. Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) Diploma L2.

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.
You will experience a blended learning model.
You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.
At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To become a fully skilled Toolmaker and potentially full time employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*/C - 9/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*/C - 9/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent science (Grade A*/C - 9/4) Essential

About the employer

Glenair UK Ltd is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, and is a leading manufacturer of specialized electrical harnesses and connector systems used widely throughout the military, aerospace, telecommunications, marine and rail industries. Glenair invest in our apprenticeship programs to enable us to grow our very own talent inhouse.




40 Lower Oakham Way

Oakham Business Park


NG18 5BY

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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


Leoni Nath


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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