Apprentice Toolmaker.

Ratio Plastic Models Buckfastleigh

Apprentice Toolmaker required for our facility in Buckfastleigh (Ratio Plastic Models). Learning all aspects of Injection mould tool design, manufacture, modification and repair.

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Engineering & Manufacturing

  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £6.60 p/h
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Employment Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Ratio Plastic Models

Description of Opportunity

Training includes the study of modern technology, state-of-the-art engineering, and production techniques so you need to understand the assembly and function of technical equipment. You will be trained in traditional skills to include Milling, Turning, Grinding, and Drilling.

You will also receive training in CNC (computerised numerical control) and EDM (electrical discharge machining) machines. You should also have good communication skills, the ability to think logically and to work independently or as part of a team.

Working with 2D and 3D computer-aided design and manufacturing software (CAD/CAM)

Marking out tool designs on 'stock' following engineering plans

Cutting and shaping parts with lathes/mills

Entering settings into computer-controlled machines

Checking dimensions with measuring instruments

Carrying out basic machine maintenance

For more information about this vacancy please contact Exeter College on 0 (Ref ID: 136472)

Good communication skills

Good attention to detail

Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment


Able to work independently as well as part of a team
9-4 (A-C) In English and maths GSCE or equivalent
You will work towards a level 3 engineering technician standard starting with the level 2 engineering operative standard for one year.

Must possess an interest in engineering

Motivated and committed individual

Good time keeping

Strong work ethic

On successful completion of the Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship there may be an opportunity to progress to the Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship for a further 2 years and or HNC.

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