Apprentice Toolmaker (L3)

Employer: Lowe & Fletcher Ltd

Apprenticeship level: Advanced

Apprenticeship duration: 3 years

Possible start date: 26th March 2018

Working week: Monday to Thursday 7.45am - 6.00pm, Friday 7.00am - 3.00pm, 39 hours per week

An exciting opportunity to join Lowe & Fletcher Ltd as an Apprentice Toolmaker. Through workplace mentoring and day release at college, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to safely and effectively operate as an Apprentice Toolmaker.

Ultimately, it would be intended that the candidate learns all areas of the Design and manufacture of tools, patterns and fixtures for automotive and aerospace applications.


  • The production of Tooling, Jigs, Fixtures, Models
  • Creation of patterns to information provided
  • Following instructions to produce precision Tooling, Jigs, Models and Fixtures
  • A programme of training to use and work using hand tools and manual operated machinery

Desired skills:

  • Aptitude for operating tooling machinery

Personal qualities:

  • Live within easily commutable distance
  • Have a demonstrable interest in technical subjects (technical hobby)
  • Be intelligent but want to work with practical challenges
  • Be a good communicator
  • Be sociable
  • Punctual
  • Willing to learn
  • Team player
  • Self-motivator

Qualifications required:

  • 2 GCSEs or equivalent, at Grade B or above in both English & Maths or equivalent.

Training provider:

For the ECMS Level 3 Toolmaker Apprenticeship:

  • Training will take place at Dudley College which will be 2 days a week in the first year then 1 day a week in the remaining 2 years
  • Functional Skills will also be included as part of the learning programme at College
  • In addition, assessors will visit learners at their workplace as part of their continual assessment

Apprenticeship framework: Engineering > Engineering Technician