Apprentice Press Setter Precision Chains Ltd

Are you looking for a career in engineering? Do you want to learn from some of the best engineers in the industry? We are working with an established company with a great reputation who make precision chains for a wide range of sectors throughout the world.

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Closing date: 24 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 7.30am to 4.15pm Friday 7.30am to 12.30pm ½ hour Lunch

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    13 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 May 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be taught all aspects of press tool setting from a highly skilled setter.

The job will entail:

  • Setting press tools
  • Learning how to grind tools using a surface grinder
  • Press setting
  • Setting drilling jigs

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

They are looking for an apprentice to work in their Press Tool Department. You will attend college one day a week to study for your Engineering Operative Level 2 as well as receiving training and mentoring at work.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will have the opportunity to progress in the business and potentially become a team leader. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills


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

Things to consider

This is a manual role and may involve a lot of standing.

About the employer

60 years ago, Harold Merley began a journey that would link the name Precision Chains with quality around the globe. Specialists in the manufacture of industry standard chains and also excelling at bespoke solutions, we’re optimised to meet customer requirements. If a chain is needed to drive, pull, push or lift we’ll find a solution. Unlike many competitors, whatever the job – high-volume repeat production or the most specialised one-off requirement, we put quality and service before profit. A deep understanding of customers’ needs helps keep Precision Chains at the forefront of engineer’s minds. Within our field, Precision Chains is considered the largest UK manufacturer of chain products. Everything we produce is designed and manufactured in-house in the heart of England and yet, thanks to a highly-qualified and UK-supported technical sales network, our reach and reputation is worldwide. Approximately 65% of our output is exported.


Precision Chains Ltd


Clee Road



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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