Kelvion Limited

Toolmaker (Machinist/Tool build) Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Kelvion Limited (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,795.00 to £18,525.00
37.5 hours per week 07.00 – 15:00 Mon –Fri
48 months (duration)
28 March 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
11 March 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Engineering Toolmaking Apprentice for our client, Kelvion Ltd. You will learn how to undertake the highly skilled, complex and specialist detailed work of manufacturing and maintaining the engineering tooling used to produce plastic, metal and composite components and products.


This role requires interpreting drawings and technical instructions and the use of hand, machine and CNC machine tools and measuring equipment. If you want to become a highly skilled machinist manufacturing complex, precision parts and components from specialist materials using CNC machine tools this is the role for you.

As a Toolmaking engineering apprentice, this programme forms part of your company’s succession planning for the future. The company will support your personal and professional development. You will be trained, supported, and monitored throughout the process.

  • You will learn how to receive and check materials ensuring that they are available and correct
  • As a Toolmaking engineering apprentice, you will become competent using engineering drawings and technical specifications to set and operate machinery
  • Learn how to follow processes and use proven techniques, including setting up work holding using chucks, fixtures and vices and specialist tooling
  • As a Toolmaking engineering apprentice, you will become competent planning how to complete milling/turning operations, entering programming data into CNC Mills and Lathes
  • Become competent programming, setting and operating CNC machinery
  • As a Toolmaking engineering apprentice, you will gain experience taking responsibility for adjusting a range of machining parameters to maximise machining outcomes producing products with a high degree of accuracy and finish, ensuring quality standards are achieved
  • You will become competent using conventional mechanical measuring equipment including Vernier’s, Micrometre’s to check that work is correct
  • As a Toolmaking engineering apprentice, you will learn and develop competencies in Lean / 5S practices as well as continuous business improvement techniques.

Future Prospects

We are looking for people with that something special, we can offer you exciting and challenging projects, if you buy into our can-do culture your career with us will be a success. Succession planning is an important part of our business culture, we consciously focus on the further development of our employees.

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  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • You will gain a level 1A LCS Lean Awareness qualification
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available

Skills Required

  • You will be Health & Safety aware and adhere to the safe working practices required on site
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  •  You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Qualities Required

  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical components are desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience

Qualifications Required

  • 3 GCSE's at grade C/4 or above (or equivalents) to include maths and English are essential

Training Provided

Throughout the duration of the Toolmaking engineering apprenticeship, you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training centre for off-the-job training.  This will start as 18 months of day release when you will complete your foundation skills training.

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Preparing and using Manual Turning Machines
  • Preparing and using Manual Milling Machines
  • Preparing and using CNC Milling Machines
  • Preparing and using CNC Turning Machines
  • Using fitting and assembly Techniques.
  • Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings using a CAD System
  • Conducting business improvement activities

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway to complete your skills development training in years 2 - 4 with your employer. Your Level 3 development programme will include:

Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Job Coach, and day release for 24 months to complete a Level 3 EAL technical certificate.

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