Milton Keynes College

Engineering Toolmaker Apprentice (L3)

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£200 per week
14 Nov 2018
31 Dec 2018
Subject Area
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Possible start date: 7th January 2019

Working week: Monday to Thursday: 8:00am to 5:15pm Friday: 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Do you desire to work with the latest CNC machine tools and Computer Aided Design facilities? Have you always seen yourself working as part of an ever-growing team, developing in a Toolmaking profession with attractive salaries? This is an excellent chance to start an exciting engineering career in the New Year.

Try-out: All tools are tried and tested on our own presses before they leave the factory, maximum capacity 500Tons with a maximum bed size of 108" x 60", fitted with twin cushions.

Timing: Making sure tools are delivered on time is given top priority; timing plans are produced for each tooling project with one copy given to the customer. A blend of conventional drawing techniques and Computer Aided Design are used in the design office. The CAD facilities speed up the design of complex progression tools.

Daily responsibilities include: 

  • To work as a team member of the company learning the highly skilled Toolmaking profession.
  • To be proactive in finding solutions to problems.
  • Daily tasks will be initially to machine steels to specific sizes and square.
  • Using machines with “Read –Out” for positioning holes etc.
  • Checking dimensions achieved.
  • Surface grinding steels to specific size and square. Machining to a “cut off list” (Initial part of the toolmaking process)
  • To comply with applicable legislation and organisational safety requirements.

Things to consider

  • Salary dependent on experience and attainment.
  • Please ensure you are able to travel to the employer location.
  • As an apprentice you will be able to apply for the Apprentice Extra Card, giving discounts for shopping, cinema, restaurants and travel.

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of 3 GCSEs (or equivalent): Grade 4 (C) or above in Maths, English and Science.

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