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Apprentice Machinist Engineers Bedestone Ltd

Two Apprentice CNC/Manual machinists required to use CNC and manual machines as well as 3D CMM machines for quality checking.

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Closing date: 30 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Between 7.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 3.00pm on Fridays (whilst at the company) - 9.00am - 4.30pm (whilst at college).

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Two Machine setter / operator apprentices required to work on various machines and using a range of tools including:

  • Jig grinding
  • Universal grinding
  • Wire erosion processes
  • CMM quality checking machines
  • Manual and CNC machines

The company is a first tier supplier to aerospace, Rolls Royce and formula one companies

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous engineering studies at school or college would be advantageous or a hobby in engineering
  • Passionate about mechanics
  • Good understanding of maths
  • Good written and verbal communications
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good attention to detail
  • Hardworking

Personal qualities

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Willing to listen and learn and commit to this apprenticeship
  • Non-smoker preferably

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent grades A-C (9-5) in English, maths and science as well as previous engineering studies.

Future prospects

After successful completion of this apprenticeship there will be a full time position with progression to HNC level

Things to consider

Training will include 3 days at college - In-Comm Training Services, Aldridge, Walsall, WS9 8UG - and 2 days at the company for the first two years. Please ensure you are able to travel to both sites.


About the employer

Since 1978, Bedestone Ltd has continued to provide a high class sub-contract service in conventional/CNC Jig grinding, universal grinding and wire erosion to all aspects of engineering sectors to include, aerospace, nuclear, automotive, motorsport, medical and rail.


Bedestone Ltd



Icknield Street


B18 5AY

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by In-Comm Training Services Ltd


Sue Fisher 01922 457686

This is a four year level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard and will require the successful apprentice to attend college, In-Comm Training Services - Aldridge, WS9 8UG, three days per week for the first 18 months and two days per week at the company site. After this you will attend college one day per week for the remaining two years. 

The training will include:

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements
  • Working Efficiently and Effectively in an Engineering Environment
  • Using and Communicating Technical Information
  • Conducting Business Improvement Techniques (covered in induction)
  • Producing Components using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Preparing and Using Lathes for Turning Operations
  • Preparing & Using Lathes for Milling Machines
  • Producing CAD Models (drawings) using a CAD System
  • Producing Engineering Project Plans
  • General Welding Applications
  • Preparing & Using CNC Machining Centres
  • Functional Skills (maths, English and ICT) if required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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