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Engineering Manual/CNC Machinist Apprentice BEDESTONE LTD

Our staff have over 200 years of precision grinding expertise with a wide range of knowledge in machining for industries as diverse as Aerospace, Defence, Motor Sport, F1, Nuclear and Automotive tooling amongst others. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at Bedestone as Apprentice Machinist, learning from the existing team.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 4:00pm. Friday 7:30am to 3:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Bedestone specialise in Conventional / CNC Jig Grinding and has over 40 years experience in providing precision grinding to a number of businesses and industries across Birmingham and the UK.

We are keen to recruit two apprentice to work as trainee Machine setter / operators. In this varied role you will be required to work on a variety of machines and use a range of tools including:

  • Jig grinding
  • Universal grinding
  • Wire erosion processes
  • CMM quality checking machines
  • Manual and CNC machines

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

Level 3 Engineering Technician Machinist Standard Apprenticeship Qualification.

Full training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will be required to attend Dudley College premises, at our Advance campus in Dudley, 2 days per week.  An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessments coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

At the end of your training you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 3 qualification.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development you will 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 you will achieve the following qualifications:

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


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After successful completion of this apprenticeship there will be a full-time position with progression to HNC level.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Team working, Able to work independently, Hardworking, Punctual and reliable, Willing to listen and learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English Language (Grade C/4 or above or L2 F Skills) Essential
Other Engineering Qualification or experience (Grade N/A) Desired

Things to consider

Applicants must be British Nationals due to the Naval Nuclear work we undertake for the Ministry of Defence. Previous engineering studies at school or college would be advantageous or a hobby in engineering. Applicants should be passionate about mechanics. Applicants should be committed to this apprenticeship. Non-smoker preferably.

About the employer

Since 1978, Bedestone Ltd has continued to provide a high class sub-contract service in conventional/CNC Jig grinding, universal grinding and wire erosion to all aspects of engineering sectors to include, aerospace, nuclear, automotive, motorsport, medical and rail.







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Training provider



Julie Perks


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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