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Engineering Machinist Apprentice A M Hydraulics

A general machinist is required to set up, operate and adjust settings according to the machine being used. You will produce and edit programmes on the CNC machines, measure and check components being produced and make adjustments to the equipment/programmes to ensure components meet the required specification.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 4.15pm, Friday 7.30am - 3.15pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

A general machinist is required to:

  • Set up, operate and adjust settings according to the machine being used
  • Produce and edit programmes on the CNC machines
  • Measure and check components being produced
  • Make adjustments to the equipment/programmes to ensure components meet the required specification
  • Load and prove machine tool programmes
  • Load and unload machine tools
  • Tooling selection

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Previous machining experience preferred
  • Good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Team player
  • Well-presented

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade 5/B/C and above (or equivalent) in English and maths

Future prospects

Full-time employment as a machinist.

Things to consider

Please ensure you can travel to college in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, as part of the training.

About the employer

AM Hydraulics was established in 1978. We are fully ISO9001 accredited. We employ a highly skilled and experienced team in our large engineering workshops based in the West Midlands.

Equipped with a wide range of machinery, both CNC and conventional, we can accommodate your machining requirements.

We specialise in Turning, Milling, Drilling, Boring and Grinding of small to very large components.


A M Hydraulics


Hockley Brook Trading Estate Unit 3


B18 5JR

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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 Engineering Technician apprenticeship and will require the successful apprentice to attend college, In-Comm Training Services - Aldridge WS9 8UG, on a part time basis for the first 18 months- 2 1/2 days per week. After this, you will attend college one day per week for the remaining 30 months. 

The training will include:

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician standard
  • 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

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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