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Precision Engineering Apprenticeship Benham Precision Engineering

We are offering a great opportunity to progress apprentices and become fully qualified engineers. Apprentice will gain knowledge of manufacturing products for mission and safety critical aerospace and defence applications. College and work experience will develop skills in H&S at work, CNC machining, inspection, and metal finishing techniques.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:00-16:15

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will learn:

  • How to operate CNC machine tool technology to successfully manufacture complex precision engineered components
  •  Verifying and measuring components
  • Hand metal finishing techniques


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

NVQ Level 2 - performing engineering operations at SETA

NVQ Level 3 - on site training at Benham

BTEC Level 2 & 3 - day release at SETA

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship could lead to careers in setting and operating machine tools, production engineering, operations, or quality.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Physics (Grade 5 and above) Desired

About the employer

Benham Precision Engineering is an AS9100 accredited organisation operating from two locations in the South of England, and supplying customers on a global scale. The core business activity is the supply of complex manufactured components and assemblies to the aerospace and defence sectors, through utilising the latest machine tools, and continually investing in technology, our people, and processes.


Benham Precision Engineering


Precision House Chapel Lane



SO40 9AH


Jogi Budreikaite


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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