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Our Apprentice will learn the procedures and techniques required to fulfill an Engineering Machinist role by working with and observing the experienced Machinists. This will be provided by on the job training with an experienced mentor and day release to Loughborough College.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Bonus scheme, annual review based on performance.

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday. 8am – 4.30pm (includes 1x 30 min unpaid lunch break & 2x15 min paid tea breaks). 25 days per annum plus 8 statutory days (pro rata for part time).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    10 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties include:

  • Read and understand engineering drawings
  • Use various hand and power tools
  • Become familiar with the use of a variety of measuring equipment, micrometers etc
  • De-burr/polish finished parts
  • Maintain the machine shop and machines as required
  • Manual Turning
  • Setting and Running CNC Machine Tools (in line with your capability/ progression)
  • Work alongside/observe other engineering areas including; inspection and design (CAD) to broaden and underpin general engineering knowledge

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Technician (Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Pathway)
  • L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • L2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge) 
  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Machining
  • L3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

Currently delivered 2 days per week (Term Time Only) at College, in Years 1 and 2 and then 1 day per week in final year.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You could become a Machine Tool CNC Setter / Operator.  QMS has had much success in the recruitment and retention of apprentices across the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviours to accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College has the right to close this vacancy before the end date.

About the employer

QMS is a manufacturer of aftermarket crusher, spares, wears and bespoke crushing, screening and processing plant, supplying premium service to the quarry, mining, recycling and demolition industries.







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Training provider



Hayley Cousins

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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