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Inspection/Machining Apprentice Gardner Aerospace Basildon

Garden Aerospace are offering a great opportunity to join their team and gain a vast amount of experience and knowledge within the Inspection Department.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 7.30am – 4.00pm Fridays 7.30am – 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    45 months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Gardner Aerospace are looking for an apprentice to join the company, working within the Inspection department.

Within this area, you will be carrying out Inspection work on aerospace components. To fit within your college course, you will also be carrying out duties within the Machining workshop. Other duties will include:

  • Inspection
  • Milling
  • Turning
  • 3-axis / 5-axis
  • CMM Operating
  • Caliberation
  • Assisting and shadowing engineers
  • Other workshop duties as required by managers/supervisors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic Engineering skills

Personal qualities

  • Good work ethic
  • Enthusiasm 

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

All apprentices are expected to become top skilled machinists, sheet metal workers or inspectors. Gardner promotes from within and 90% of all supervisors, managers and even the MD were once apprentices.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

Gardner Aerospace are one of the largest international independent manufacturers of metallic aerospace detailed parts.

Gardner Aerospace manufactures and treats aerospace machined and sheet metal detailed parts and provides associated assembly, kitting and large scale speed shop added value services.


Gardner Aerospace Basildon



Wollaston Way


SS13 1DJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Essex College


Diane Ridgley 07855701273

Level 3 Engineering Technician - Machinist Apprenticeship Standard:

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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