Engineering Craft Apprentice SME Ltd

If you have an interest or motivation to learn about engineering, then this apprenticeship could be the perfect opportunity for you. You will be involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work, machining components from specialist materials using conventional and CNC machines.

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Closing date: 23 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 4.30pm (flexible hours, can start at 7.00am and finish upto 6.00pm) - (4.00pm on Friday)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    11 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

If you are a practical person with an interest or motivation to learn about engineering, then this Engineering Craft apprenticeship with SME, could be the perfect role for you.

Your key tasks include:

You will be involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work, matching components from specialist materials using conventional and CNC machine tools such as centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines and multi-axis CNC machines.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a tean
  • Interest in engineering and technology
  • Willing to learn how to interpret drawing and set machines

Personal qualities

An inquisitive but logical mind, bright, personable and can do attitude that is keen to be part of a team. 

Qualifications required

GCSEs at Grade C or equivalent or above in English, Maths and Science or equivalent qualifications.

Desirable candidates will also have a GCSE Grade C in Engineering. However, candidates that can demonstrate practical experience in engineering will also be considered highly desirable.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, SME will be delighted to offer you a role as a Skilled Manufacturing Engineer with a competitive salary.

Things to consider

SME is in a semi-rural location so consideration must be made regarding travel.

About the employer

SME is a precision company based in Steyning, Sussex. We are a manufacturer of high end, precision made audio equipment. In addition, we produce high quality components for Aerospace, Formula 1 and Medical Equipment Industries.




Mill Road


BN44 3GY

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Training provider

The successful applicant will study the Level 3 Engineering Manufacture Related Apprenticeship Framework. This includes Health and Safety, Roles and Responsibilities and a Technical Certificate. Candidates that do not hold GCSE Grade C or equivalent in Maths, English and ICT will be required to sit Functional Skills in these subjects.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

Greater Brighton Metropolitan

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northbrook College


Angela Crane 01903 273126

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Closing date: 23 Aug 2017