Apprentice Toolmaker 57-1438 GOTOOLS LIMITED

The candidate will be responsible for the manufacture, repair & modification of tooling (plastic injection & Zinc die cast tools) in line with customer requirements to support business objectives. The candidate will work on multiple phases or sub-tasks of the project using various machinery onsite.

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

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Your start and finish times including your shift pattern will be determined by the employing company.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Role & responsibilities

  • Manual machining – milling, surface grinding, cylindrical grinding, Radial Arm drill
  • CNC machining / programming – 3 axis & 5 axis machines, CNC Lathes
  • EDM – spark erosion & wire erosion
  • Read, understand & interpret engineering drawings correctly
  • Occasional problem solving, repair, maintenance, and modification of existing tools
  • Comply with all process work instructions, control plans, maintenance, and safety schedules
  • Ensure that your work area(s) are always kept clean and tidy
  • Final assembly activities and processes for new tooling
  • Comply with all corporate and local site Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Good PC skills
  • Use of all measuring equipment & CMM’s

The training you will be getting

You will study on a Level 3 Machining Technician Standard. On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3:

  • EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

Founded in 2012 to fill a need for excellent precision tooling services, we pride ourselves on the experience and passion of our staff to deliver quality and value to our customers. Our dedicated team has years of experience in the design and build of precision tooling and producing a quality product for our customers. Our business goal from day one has been to continue building a sustainable business that meets the needs of all our stakeholders and supports the growth and capabilities of UK based manufacturers. We achieve this through our business strategy of growing the business in a controlled and profitable manner, and pride ourselves on creating opportunities for the next generation of talent through our highly successful apprenticeship programme in partnership with local universities and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.







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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


AMRC Training Centre Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Machining 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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jul 2024