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Machining Apprentice Foxwood Diesel

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join Foxwood Diesel. This is a very hands on, practical role where you will be working as part of a small team in Chesterfield who work collectively to remanufacture various industrial engines and components, including cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, crankshafts and camshafts.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

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

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 07:30am - 16:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The machinist’s role will be vital for the coherent running of the organisation.  Full training will be provided throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

Daily tasks will include:

  • Cleaning various engine components
  • Pressure testing and refacing cylinder heads (whilst gaining knowledge to carry out different tasks)
  • Using precision machinery to work within fine tolerances
  • Using appropriate measuring tools/ equipment to ensure accuracy
  • General housing keeping ensuring the workshop is clean and tidy


You must be able to:

  • Work to KPI’s and consistently hit targets
  • Be self-motivated and be able to work unsupervised (once training has been
  • given)
  • Be health & safety conscious and follow guidelines
  • Adhere to time keeping and attendance procedures
  • Able to fill out job cards/ records accurately to enable traceability of each component


The ideal candidate will have previous engineering knowledge (training and or experience).


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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards and achieve the Engineering Technician Level 3 (Machining) Apprenticeship Standard, with support from Foxwood Diesel and the Chesterfield College Group.

You will be expected to attend Chesterfield College on a regular basis to complete some of your training, this will usually be on a day release model starting in September 2022.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you may be given the option to progress into full time employment where you will be able to work under minimal supervision and be able to display confidence and competence with the work being produced.  You may also be given an option to learn new skills associated with the machine workshop.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Foxwood Diesel is a leading UK builder and repairer of commercial diesel engines. This includes selling original engines and reconditioning those that are faulty. We also distribute new and reconditioned parts, including genuine Cummins parts, for most bus and truck engines.


Foxwood Diesel





S41 9EY

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Training provider



Rebecca Worth

01246 500500

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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