CNC Machinist Apprentice Tooling 2000 Limited

You will gain first-hand experience of 2D & 3D CAD Tool design, developing 3 and 5 axis programmes, CNC machining and tooling inspection. Once trained to the required level, you will also be responsible for managing your own projects. Prospects for successful individuals include progression within the CNC team or within the CAD/CAM department.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £7.00 per hour to start, 6 monthly reviews thereafter.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 7am - 4pm and Friday, 7am - 1pm. 30 mins for lunch

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties to include but not limited to:

  • 2D & 3D CAD Tool design
  • Developing 3 and 5 axis programmes
  • Basic fitting techniques
  • The setting and programming of work on CNC machines
  • Checking and inspection of Tooling
  • Understanding both in house and customer supplied engineering drawings
  • Use of the crane’s to safely manoeuvre work

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

You will receive on the job training and guidance from your employer and will also attend Sandwell College 1 day per week to achieve your Level 3 Engineering Technician qualifications.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
    Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of a secured role and progression within the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Enthusiasm about the industry, Willingness to learn, Hard Working, Good Listening, Curios and Inquisitive


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade B/5 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Basic Engineering knowledge, the ability to read engineering drawings, an understanding of health and safety in the workplace, able to use measuring equipment, some experience of CNC programming and CAD/CAM design would also be beneficial.

About the employer

Tooling 2000 provide Intelligent, cost effective tooling, presswork production and assembly solutions for the automotive, rail and construction sectors. From prototyping and reverse engineering to full scale production, Tooling 2000 create robust, custom made tools that are of the highest quality for the automotive, rail or construction sectors and beyond. The press tool manufacturing process is carefully monitored and supervised in-house ensuring the customer is supplied with tools that are of both robust in construction, but also yield the minimum material consumption to produce quality components. Their purpose built central Birmingham facility is home to the latest technology and a team of experts who combine years of experience with a ruthless attention to detail. Starting with the earliest plans and moving through initial design to try-out and beyond, everything Tooling 2000 produce combines the minimum use of material with maximum quality. The company has been providing a complete presswork and sheet metal engineering solutions to customers including Rolls Royce, Jaguar and Glen Dimplex.


Tooling 2000 Limited


Tooling 2000 Limited

41 Western Road


B18 7QD

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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