Engineering IPC Mouldings

  • Employer Profile

    IPC Mouldings

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Engineering > Level 2&3

  • Positions


  • Location

    19Y Kilroot Park, Carrickfergus, BT38 7PR

  • Salary


  • Start date

  • Location Type


Job Description

Toolmaking Apprentice, we are looking for an apprentice who is keen, and committed to join our Toolmaking department.  Reporting to the Lead Toolmaking Engineer the post holder will undertake training internally and at external training providers in order to attain the necessary skills to maintain, repair and manufacture new plastic injection mould tools to a very high standard. This involves all aspects of toolmaking from design interpretation to final mould sampling and includes the following:  


  • Accurately reading and interpreting technical engineering drawings

  • Use precision measuring instruments like micrometers, gauges etc. to check the dimensions.

  • Operate all Standard Toolroom machinery including milling, drilling, lathe and spark erosion machines

  • Setting up and running CNC vertical milling, lathe and wire eroding machines

  • Final grinding and polishing of tooling components after hardening

  • Fitting and final assembly of mould tools

  • Use of material handling, lifting and inspection equipment.

  • Maintenance of tools as per schedule or in event of breakdown

  • Tooling strip down and diagnosis for repair

  • Complete tool reports and ordering of spare parts

Please note the salary is subject to employer discretion and the age/experience of the applicant

Person Specification

  • Confident and enthusiastic with a positive attitude to teamwork and eager to learn

  • Ability to work in an accurate and methodical manner

  • Work by self or part of a team.

  • Experience of using MS office

  • Able to develop good working relationships with a variety of colleagues

  • Take ownership of tasks

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Engineering (Level 2)Northern Regional College



The engineering course is designed to meet industry standards and provides a good grounding for you to go out into the workplace.

Once applications are received, NRC's Training Support Office will contact applicants and employers to make arrangements for delivery and whether an Electrical pathway or Mechanical/Manufacturing pathway are most suitable for the job description.

Units may include:

  • Applied electrical and mechanical science for engineering

  • Engineering Maintenance Procedures

  • Preparing and Controlling Engineering

  • Manufacturing Operations

  • Electronic Devices and Communication

  • Engineering Assembly Methods and Techniques

  • Selecting and Using Secondary Machining

  • Techniques to Remove Material

  • Application of Welding Processes

  • Fabrication techniques and sheet metal work

  • Electronic Circuit Construction

  • MMA Welding


NVQ Level 2 Engineering

Validated By

City & Guilds


16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

You must:

  • Have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16

  • Be employed or be about to take up permanent paid employment with a Northern Ireland-based company and be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/off- the-job training) with one employer

  • Have the potential to successfully complete all the requirements of the appropriate Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework

  • Meet any health requirements (eg colour vision) specific to the occupation of their choice

  • Achieved any necessary entry academic qualifications (eg GCSE) determined by the relevant sector for the apprenticeship and approved by the Department for the Economy

  • Pass any entry tests specified by the relevant sector/employer and approved by the Department for the Economy.

  • Attend an information session.



Start Date

Wednesday 04 September 2024

End Date

Tuesday 30 June 2026

Progression Pathway

Following successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship you may be able to progress to the Level 3 Apprenticeship or to employment in the field you have studied in.

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