Engineering Apprentice - Machine Operator/Technician Currie & Warner Ltd

This company are looking for someone to become an apprentice Machine Operator/Technician. Training on various machinery and some sub assembly work.

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Closing date: 16 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

    39 hours- 5 days a week.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The company are looking for someone to be an Apprentice Machine Operator/Technician. You will work on various departments including packing and the machine shop.


  • Training on multi spindle machines.
  • Completing sub assembly work.
  • Working on cross hole drilling, stamping and slot milling.
  • Working on profile milling, drilling and threading.
  • Marking out.
  • General factory duties whilst training on CNC machines.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good practical skills.
  • Able to work on own initiative.
  • Hard working.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Good problem solver.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Attention to detail.

Personal qualities

  • Passion for engineering.
  • Punctuality.
  • Reliability.
  • Team Player.
  • Self motivated.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths C grade higher (or equivalent).
  • GCSE English C grade or higher (or equivalent).
  • 3 additional GCSEs (or equivalent).

Future prospects

The apprenticeship can allow you to progress through the academic route and ultimately get a degree in engineering. However just having the apprenticeship alone provides a fantastic stepping stone for your career and will enhance your opportunities in the engineering world.

About the employer

This company supplies high precision components to companies worldwide. They offer services for brass and copper based turned parts and screw machine components. They work on multi-spindle machines and pride themselves on the quality of their products.


Currie & Warner Ltd


Summer Hill Works

Powell Street


B1 3DH

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations.
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering- Manufacturing Technology.
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English (if required)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Personal & Learning Thinking Skills.

Please note:

The apprenticeship will be delivered at Lema academy based at Lower Tower Street, Birmingham, B19 3NH.

All applicants are to apply directly to LEMA and NOT to Currie Warner.

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by LEMA


Kay Carter 07791288609

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2017