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CNC Machinist Apprentice Pressure Tech Limited

We have seen a 65% growth in the business over the past 12 months, which is predominantly from the development of the pressure regulators supplied to the hydrogen fuel cell applications.

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

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

From this growth, we are looking to train and develop CNC machinists to work on a range of CNC machines we have within Pressure Tech. These include; sliding head, milling, turning and multi-axis machines. Combining a solid apprenticeship program focused around engineering principles and CNC machining with the support of the skilled CNC machinists we employ here at Pressure Tech, we believe we have an excellent opportunity to develop individuals to become fully skilled and competent CNC machinists.

Principle role and responsibilities:

  • Setting and operating a range of CNC machines 
  • Producing components to required tolerances and quality standards, right first time 
  • Finishing components to the highest quality standards 
  • Identifying and recommending programme amendments to improve efficiency and/or quality 
  • Making authorised amendments to CNC programmes to meet component design requirements 
  • Carrying out quality checks to ensure components meet the required quality standards

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Focus on quality and high level of attention to detail
  • Good understanding of math and basic engineering principles

Personal qualities

  • Team player
  • Good communication skills 
  • Ability to learn and ask questions if unsure 
  • Friendly interpersonal personality 
  • Sense of pride in their work

Desired qualifications

  • A minimum of GCSEs at grade 5 (or C) or above, in mathematics, English and a science, technology or engineering-related subject. 
  • Applicants are also required to undertake a series of assessments at the AMRC Training Centre before being offered a place on an apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Completion of this apprenticeship is just the start of your career and can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors.

Things to consider

  • During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial block of study
  • One Friday per month you will return to your workplace
  • After the initial  block training you will attend the AMRC Training Centre for one day a week to undertake the knowledge study
  • The remaining four days will be spent in company learning on the job

For this vacancy, due to the location of this post, with poor public transport links, you must ideally have a full driving licence, and have access to a vehicle to gain access to this site.

About the employer

Pressure Tech has developed an extensive range of high quality stainless steel pressure regulators for use on gas and liquid applications. We design products that provide accurate control for our customer’s systems on pressures from 1 millibar to 1400bar, with long term reliability in service. Our in-depth knowledge of pressure regulator principles has allowed us to develop  an extensive range of products, from gas analyser systems to hydraulic wellhead systems, as well as a range of custom solutions designed specifically to meet customer’s needs. We have also developed a range of products aimed at the hydrogen fuel cell market over the last 3 years. Our in-house machining ensures we have control over production to maintain flexibility with minimal lead times and tighter cost controls. Our business model also provides a rapid response to develop unique product designs within a matter of weeks for customers to evaluate. Pressure Tech regulators are manufactured within the UK and are covered by ISO-9001.


Pressure Tech Limited



Green Bank


SK13 6XT

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Amrc Training Centre


Recruitment Team

  • Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to the AMRC Training Centre Website, Complete the expression of interest form. Once this has been received it will be reviewed and you will receive an email response with the next steps of application process.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Jun 2022