Tool Room Engineering Apprentice

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Number of vacancies:

Company name:
Barden Corporation UK Ltd

Company location:
Plymbridge Road, Plymouth, PL6 7LH

Salary per week:



Barden have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic apprentice to join their team and undertake an apprenticeship where you will learn and develop core skills and capabilities alongside their well-established team. You will be working in the Tool Room and receive training from the experienced team to learn skills relating to Tool Making, using a variety of tools and machinery.

Duties for this apprenticeship will include:

  • Working to drawings and to verbal instructions when manufacturing
  • Repairing or servicing tooling, gauging, manufacturing and assembly equipment
  • Learning skills related to tool making including bench skills, turning, milling and grinding including CNC machining


This is a Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship programme run in conjunction with City College Plymouth involving:

  • Attendance at College 5 days a week for the first year
  • Attendance at College one day per week for the remaining 4 years
  • Work-based learning and training to gain a level 2 and 3 certificate / diploma in an engineering / manufacturing discipline
  • Extensive on-the-job training

This apprenticeship has an expected duration of 4 years.

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work in an organised and methodical manner
  • Hand tool skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Punctual
  • Great attention to detail
  • A proactive approach to work

Desired qualifications

Ideally, candidates will have a minimum of GCSE grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.


There may be the potential for permanent employment or progression to a higher level apprenticeship for the right candidate, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.