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Production Operations Apprentice WINBRO GROUP TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

This role is based at our Manufacturing Centre of Excellence, which includes machine production, tooling, service, engineering, and our approved component manufacturing facility where we use our own machines and technologies.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    25 days plus bank holidays (187.5 hours). Overtime payable after 37 hours at standard rate.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8am-4pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our Apprentice scheme will include placements in different areas of the business providing varied exposure and the opportunity to fully understand what Winbro does. After completing the rotation of different business areas, your development will be tailored to meet your individual needs, with the support to help you perform to your full potential.

Duties include:

•       To work within our Machine Systems department on the build, commission and test of complex non-conventional machine tools

•       To work within our Product Services department in our tool room, manufacturing high precision, one off tools for use on our non–conventional machining processes

•       To work within our Advanced Machining department supporting the manufacture of high precision turbine blades, vanes and structures across a field of safety critical industries to exacting world class standards

•       Learning and applying the various methods by which quality is embedded through processes within Winbro Group Technologies

•       To undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by your line manager

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


  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
  • Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Technician - Technical Support Technician Pathway

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

  • Practical observation
  • Professional discussion

Delivery Method

Currently delivered two days per week (Term Time Only) at Loughborough College, first and second year of learning. One day per week (Term Time Only) at Loughborough College third year of learning.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Junior Production Operator / Machine Fitter (depending on individual)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths, English and Science (Grade Level 4/Grade C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

This role requires the individuals to demonstrate a willingness to learn and commitment to working safely. 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.

About the employer

Winbro is a global leader in the design and manufacture of specialist non-conventional machine tools and also provides parts manufacturing services for customer across a range of industries including, semi-conductor, aerospace, power generation, medical and renewables. We have operational locations in the UK, USA, and Taiwan.




Illuma House

Unit 1

Gelders Hall Road

LE12 9NH

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Training provider



Hayley Cousins

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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