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Job Title : WHS Plastics - Apprentice Toolmaker
Employer : WHS Plastics Limited
Location : Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B76 9BG
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Engineering Technician
Sector : Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Vacancy Reference : VAC-00214
Brief Description : As a toolmaker, you will learn how to build, repair and take apart a tool safely whilst learning about the engineering process that sits behind it, investigating issues and fixing them will be an important part of this role.

 

Qualifications Required : 5 GCSEs at 9 – 4 / A* - C (5 or above preferred), must include maths, English language, and ideally Science, or equivalent related qualification.
Vacancy Detail : WHS Plastics operates successfully in a highly competitive global marketplace, supporting major international companies in a variety of industries such as automotive, electronics, industrial and hygiene products.

At the core of our business is the operation of cutting edge injection moulding processes. We deliver measurable benefits to customers and always strive to stay one step ahead of the competition. As part of the WHS Group, we have an enviable reputation for supplying world-class plastic products, while working in close partnership with customers with complete dedication to their requirements. We are a leading tier one supplier to many major motor manufacturers.

This role will require individuals to bring the products we design to life, the tool making process allows us to build and shape metal in a way that allows us to inject plastic into it creating a unique mould. This is then sold to our wide range of customers in the automotive and non-automotive industry.

As a toolmaker, you will learn how to build, repair and take apart a tool safely whilst learning about the engineering process that sits behind it, investigating issues and fixing them will be an important part of this role.
You will learn a variety of skills using high tech machinery to grind and polish metal to give an outstanding finish. You will also learn how to use overhead gantry cranes and our spark and wire eroding machines as well.

Work Description:
- As an apprentice Toolmaker you will train to become a highly skilled engineer in precision tool-making.
- Throughout your apprenticeship you will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours required to produce precision tools and holding devices alongside servicing complex plastic injection mould tools.
Positions Available : 2
Working Week : Year 1 - 8am-4.30pm Mon - Thurs & 8am-12.30pm Friday 36.5hours
Salary : £ 182.50 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 16/12/2020
Possible Start Date : 04/01/2021
Personal Qualities : • Enthusiasm
• An interest in engineering and why you want to become a WHS Plastics apprentice.
• Positive work ethic
• Patience
Skills Required : • Ability to follow precise instructions
• Keen eye for detail
• Hands on mind set
• Problem solving abilities
Future Prospects : To join their permanent toolmaking team
Training to be Provided : This 4 year programme will include:
• Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
• NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
• A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
• In house training in line with your requirements.
Other Information : You must be available at short notice for an interview with a view to start your apprenticeship on the 2nd December.
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