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Engineering Technician (Machinist) Apprenticeship Henwood Engineering Ltd

Henwood Engineering Ltd are offering a unique opportunity to join and train with their team based in Summercourt, Newquay. As an Engineering Technician (Machinist) Apprentice at Henwood Engineering Ltd, you will help to provide services that are focused on restoring and repairing steam traction engines.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    You will be scheduled to work between Monday to Friday - starting at 7am and finishing at 4.30pm. (TBC)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As an Engineering Technician at Henwood Engineering Ltd you will learn and carry out tasks relating:

  • Machining (both manual and CNC)
  • Welding
  • Fabrication
  • Traditional hot riveting and boiler work 
  • Hand fitting and assembly
  • Coach painting (including preparing parts for painting).

Other daily duties will include:

  • Assisting other team members with their work
  • Providing hands on help within the workshop
  • Individually carry out tasks for restoration projects, such as machining a component on a lathe under guidance, helping to restore a traction engine boiler

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

​​​​​​The successful applicant should be:

  • Practically minded
  • Have great attention to detail
  • Keen to learn
  • Enthusiastic to improve skills and knowledge in Engineering 

Personal qualities

  • Able to use initiative
  • Problem solver
  • Logical
  • Pro-active
  • Diligent
  • Creative
  • Punctual
  • Team player
  • Curious
  • Organised
  • Dexterous

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade C/4 equivalent or above in Maths and English.

Future prospects

There may be opportunities to become an employed Engineer.  

Things to consider

Wage is negotiable dependant on age and experience, this will be discussed further at interview.

About the employer

Henwood Engineering Ltd provides a service focusing on restoring and repairing steam traction engines. Our company uses traditional skills to offer a 'one stop shop' for steam engine restoration. 

We specialise in steel fabrication and boiler work, manual and CNC machining and traditional hand fitting and coach painting. Some of the many projects include, the complete restoration of steam engines in our mid-Cornwall based workshop, with some of our cliental coming from as far away as New Zealand.

As a well-established business of over 10 years, we employ a team of people with over 100 years of experience between them.  Part of our team is made up of two apprentices, and our current Managing Director Sam Henwood, of whom qualified in his apprenticeship with Cornwall College.  


Henwood Engineering Ltd


Little Resparva Farm

Chapel Town



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cornwall College Business


Ceri 01209 616 826

You will be working towards a Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard. 

You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor. 

You will be required to attend Cornwall College Camborne on a regular basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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