Apprentice Toolmaker FOURMASTERS LTD

We are looking to take on a Toolmaker Apprentice to work within the aerospace industry within a small team to assist with manufacturing operations in our workshop which will lead to being an all-round, highly skilled engineer. The role includes bench work, de-burring and polishing.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    7:30am - 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday. 7:00am - 1:00pm, Friday.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    08 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day tasks include:

  • Bench work       
  • Polishing
  • Surface grinding
  • Manual milling
  • Manual lathe

The training you will be getting

The successful applicant will undertake a Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship qualification.

They will start a 2-week induction covering the principles of the apprenticeship, Induction to programme and additional courses such as:

  • IOSH Working Safely
  • Manual Handling
  • Abrasive Wheels
  • Slinging
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Prevent Agenda
  • Introduction to Lean

The apprenticeship will be a 4-year training programme where the candidate will be required to attend In-Comm Training Service in Telford.

Learners start with off the job training covering 2.5 days a week at In-Comm Telford and then spending 2.5 days a week on the job. The successful apprentice will work towards:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) and begin their Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) this knowledge element spans the whole of the programme.
  • The applicant will need to be fully committed to both the education, skills and training of the apprenticeship before completing their end point assessment at the end of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there will be a full time position within the company with excellent career prospects for advancement. This will be supported by professional/personal training and guidance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Initiative, Interest in engineering


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

Things to consider

The candidate must have an interest in engineering and manufacturing as well as a positive attitude with a willingness to learn.

About the employer

From life-sized people in copper to prefabricated plastic houses for earthquake zones, we've been bringing our knowledge to life with challenging projects for over twenty years. With Fourmasters craftsmen, decades of experience in the trade is at your disposal, to meet your most demanding manufacturing and assembly needs, no matter how complex, unusual or conceptual they are.







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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


Sue Fisher

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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