Apprentice CNC Engineer Provincial Engineers (Colne) Ltd

This vacancy is for an Apprentice CNC Engineer based in Colne, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday (07:45 - 16:45) Friday (07:45 - 11:45)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    03 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    19 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The vacancy is an opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in Engineering. If successful, the apprentice will be based at their employer working the hours agreed in their contract. The apprentice will need to attend Training 2000 to complete the relevant skill units that have been agreed by Training 2000 and the employer, this will consist of the apprentice completing 3 blocks of skill specific Engineering training lasting 4 weeks each. As well as this they will also begin their Further Education course, BTEC Diploma, City and Guilds, which will be 1 day a week classroom based learning. 

CNC Machinists are responsible for manufacturing a range of parts using a variety of methods and machines, including turning, milling, programming, setting and operating.

This involves interpreting engineering drawings, working to a fine degree of accuracy using manual and electronic measuring instruments


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good attention to detail
  • A technical mind
  • Analytical
  • Ability to use initiative to think through problems and find solutions
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to think outside the box, curious and innovative

Personal qualities

  • Attendance and punctuality is important
  • Must possess an interest in engineering
  • Motivated and committed individual
  • Good time keeping
  • Strong work ethic

Qualifications required

  • There is a high level of maths involved in this role.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English, Maths. Science and Technology is required.
  • Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable.

Future prospects

Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer. For the successful candidate there will be the opportunity for progression within the company, leading to a possible full-time role.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Originally founded in 1961, Provincial Engineering earned its reputation in the early days by supplying aerospace components throughout the UK. As the Business flourished it further expanded its client base to the food packaging and textile industries, particularly specialising in the production of Cams to facilitate turning rotary motion into linear motion. The focus on the textile and food packaging engineering continued throughout the 80’s and 90’s however as an increasing amount of the UK Companies moved their operations overseas Provincial further developed its capacity to include tool making and general sub contract machining to a wide and varied client base. Since Provincial moved into its third generation of Directors, the business has encompassed new technologies and invested in some of the latest CNC machining centres to be able to offer more competitive and economical machining of both large and small batch components. Provincial today offer a huge wealth of experience and technical expertise in all aspects of Engineering. Brother and Sister team, David Holmes & Christine Allko whom are current Directors are Grandchildren of the original Founder and have collectively been with the Company for over 30 years.


Provincial Engineers (Colne) Ltd


Waterside Industrial Estate Unit 2

Mill Green



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Training provider

  • Technical Certificate, Level 3 e.g. City and Guilds 2800 or BTEC Diploma
  • Functional Skills, Level 2 in Mathematics, English, ICT, working with others and improving your own learning. Functional Skills requirements is subject to the successful applicants GCSE results. Grade A-C and within 5 years old means the apprentice will be relaxed from completing functional skills. Certification evidence will need to be provided.
  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities
  • SEMTA Apprenticeship in Engineering Framework
  • Abrasive Wheels (Only for learners that are based in centre for year 1)
  • IOSH Working Safely (Only for learners that are based in centre for year 1)
  • Level 3 Qualification in Engineering

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Chris Cumpstey 01254 54659

Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Oct 2017