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Tooling 2000 - Level 4 Apprentice Engineering Technician

Tooling (2000) Ltd
41, Western Road, B18 7QD
£280.00 per week
Closing date
29 Jan 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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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.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with level 3 engineering qualifications (or equivalent) to join a tooling company on a 3.5 year level 4 apprenticeship.

To train as an Engineering Apprentice Technician at Level 4 (HNC), to undertake a structured training program of workshop work and academic study to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the requirements of a leading well-established press tool manufacturer.
The successful individual 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.

College study will enhance on this, enabling you to gain a HNC qualification. Prospects for successful individuals include progression within the CNC team or within the CAD/CAM department.

Duties throughout your apprenticeship and beyond will include but are 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

You will have the opportunity to earn whilst you learn, attending Make UK's state of the art training facility one day per week to complete your HNC as well as working towards your NVQ level 4.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A previous Level 3 Engineering qualification
  • Grades 5/Cor higher in GCSE maths. 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. A good level of practical ability is also essential
  • The company likes all Engineering Apprentices to fulfil a period of learning alternating between two production departments CAD and CNC, spending alternating 6 months in each learning a variety of different techniques and skills, before settling on a more specific role of interest and in line with the individuals skill set

Personal qualities

The following personal qualities are very important to the company:
  • A desire to be an Engineer
  • A good listener
  • Eager to learn
  • Curious and inquisitive
  • A good communicator
  • Hardworking
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

  • 3 GCSEs, or equivalent, at grade 5 or above in maths, English language and science, further GCSEs at grade 4 or above will be regarded favourably
  • BTEC Level 3 / A Level in Engineering, or equivalent, required to be considered for this role

Future prospects

  • Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will have the choice of the route you wish to pursue within the team

Things to consider

  • As a level 4 apprenticeship, please note that you must have previous level 3 engineering qualifications. Physics and Maths A Levels may be considered
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