Elkington Brothers - Level 3 - Multi-Skilled Engineering Toolmaker Apprentice

  • Company: Elkington Brothers Limited
  • Location: Birmingham, B42 1DD
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: £182.50 per week
  • Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Ref: VAC-00397
  • Application Deadline Date: 31/05/2022
  • Start Date: 05/09/2022
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Working Week: Yr 1 - Mon - Thur 8am - 4.30pm, Fri 8am - 12.30pm

Brief Description

An apprenticeship with Elkington Brothers covers such a wide and varied set of skills. Working in various materials such as Metals, Woods, Tooling Boards and Resins. Learning how to use Manual machinery and developing the Hand Skills that will serve you for life. With the added incentive of excellent prospects of progression within the company.

Qualifications Required

Education to GCSE level
Maths, English and Science at Grades 4 to 9 / A* to C

Personal Qualities

Hard Working
Wants to learn
Ability to retain information

Skills Required

Many skills are required to be successful in this job, some of which are
Organisational skills
Communication skills
Able to work alone and as a team
Follow instructions
Numeracy skills

Future Prospects

Once fully qualified from Make UK you may have the opportunity to progress to degree level if desired.
Prospects could see a progression to our CAD/CAM department.

Vacancy Detail

Elkington Brothers Limited has always invested over the years in apprentices, many of whom are still with the company, and all Managerial and Director roles are filled with ex-apprentices.
The average years’ service of our current workforce is just under 25 years ranging from 5 years up to 44 years.

Founded over 80 years ago, originally as a small patternmaking shop, we have developed into one of the leading suppliers of Tooling, Models, Jigs and Fixtures, where we serve various industries including the car industry. With a customer base who supply companies including JLR, Toyota, Nissan, Aston Martin, Bentley Motors, LEVC, and others such as CAT and JCB, with various components like:

Seat and Headrest Foams
Insulation components
Body Panels

Elkington Brothers has built a strong reputation for supplying quality tooling, as such the company is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 approved and also we have a Health and Safety system heading towards ISO 45001 certification in the future.

We are seeking to employ and train 2 apprentices.

You will be highly trained to work in the world of manufacturing. The initial training will be broad based and could lead to a first appointment as a Multi-Skilled Engineering Toolmaker.
Patterns for the Foundry Industry.

The successful candidates during their apprenticeship will work in all areas of the manufacturing departments, and have a mentor to work alongside and learn valuable skills from, this mentor will change over the course of the apprenticeship to ensure the apprentices have access to the many years knowledge from all of our skilled workforce and to help gain experience and knowledge of the various tooling processes.

Compression tooling
PUR Tooling
Carbon Fibre tooling
In Mould – Form and Trim tooling
Assembly Fixtures and Jigs
Waterjet fixtures
CNC Router Fixtures
Checking fixtures


Off the job training at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham.
• Engineering Basic Skills training
• Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
• Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Toolmaker, Tool and Die Maintenance
• Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
On the Job training.
• NVQ Level 3
• Welding
• Hand lay-up resin work
• Wood working
Plus, much more up to degree level if applicable.

The starting salary is £5 per hour and you will get yearly pay reviews in line with your increased knowledge, experience and qualifications.

Other Information

You will be required to learn all aspects of the job even though some parts may not appeal to you as much as others.

This apprenticeship has expired