• You like working with computers
  • You are good at following plans
  • You work to a high degree of accuracy
  • You have great hands-on practical skills
  • You have great levels of concentration
  • You have good maths and IT skills

What will I be doing?

As a toolmaker you’ll produce precision tools like jigs, dies and moulds that are used by engineering craftspeople to manufacture a range of products.

A high proportion of machine tools used in industry are now computer numerically controlled (CNC), which means a computer programme operates the machine that you could be responsible for setting and operating before the job starts. Having these skills means your prospects of both finding work and enjoying a long career as a toolmaker are vastly improved.

What qualification can I get?

Level 3 - Advanced
Engineering Toolmaking Apprenticeship

What are my future career opportunities?

It's always important to consider your future career opportunities and as a qualified Engineering Toolmaking Apprentice you could see yourself working in industries such as: Automotive and Packaging.

Your job role once you're qualified as a Level 3 Apprentice could be: Manufacturing Toolmaker, Press and Mould Toolmaking, Research and Development Toolmaker

Where can I do my Apprenticeship?

We offer our Engineering Toolmaking Apprenticeship in Chesterfield and in Scunthorpe. You will split your time between working at your employer's premises and coming into your local NLT training centre and working with some of our expert trainers.

Did you know? You can get started right away! You can enrol on any of our Engineering & Business Skills Apprenticeships all year round.

There are so many possibilities at NLT! Why not check out some of the other great Engineering and Business Skills Apprenticeships that we offer?