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Level 3 Engineering Machinist Technician Apprentice SPUNALLOYS LIMITED

You will work within one of our two machine shops as part of the machinist team, you will work alongside a mentor and learn all aspects of the role with full training given on the job and through your engineering training at College. You will learn how to operate lathes, mills or borers and use a range of measuring and testing equipment.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Start 7.00am - finish 3.00pm on Mon - Thurs. Start 7.00am to 2.00pm on Friday (includes paid lunch break). Different shifts may be implemented during the apprenticeship, notice will be given.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working alongside a mentor you will be:

  • Learning to read route cards and engineering drawings to determine dimensions and machine set-up for each casting
  • Learning to operate various machining equipment such as lathes, mills or borers
  • Becoming competent in setting up, operating and adjusting equipment settings, as applicable, to the machine tool being used.
  • Obtain, check and use the appropriate materials, tools, equipment and consumables required. 
  • Select and set up the correct tooling. 
  • Set and adjust machine operating parameters to produce castings to the required specification.  This will involve setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations.
  • Selecting and using a range of measuring and testing equipment to check components are to the required quality and accuracy.

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

Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard (Machinist Pathway)

Full Job Training will be provided in the workplace.
For College Course - Apprentice will be required to attend Dudley College on Day Release 2 days per week to work towards the Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As a qualified apprentice in the Spunalloys Machinist Team you could expect to earn between £25k and £30k dependent upon overtime worked.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Good Time Keeping/Attendance, Verbal and Written Skills, Professional Attitude, Enthusiastic and responsive, An interest in engineering, Passion To Succeed


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English Language (Grade C/4 or above or F Skills Lv 2) Essential

Things to consider

Some Engineering experience (either via work or study) will be desirable. This role involves a 7.00 am start so you must be able to arrive at the Company premises ready to start work at this time.

About the employer

We have a number of exciting opportunities to join a world-leading foundry and machining group as a Level-3 Apprentice, where our manufacturing experience and resources will provide you with a unique grounding. We work on exciting projects with high profile clients in all kinds of industry sectors, from process equipment, architecture, naval and marine, to oil and gas, power generation, fire equipment and safety. Working Monday-Friday, you’ll gain valuable experience with one of the UK’s top performing businesses, plus study and gain qualifications from a leading training provider. Spunalloys is part of the Westley Group. Spunalloys is the UK’s largest, most diverse non-ferrous and ferrous centrifugal castings foundry. Rings, tubes and special shapes are offered either proof or finish machined, fully tested, certified and assembled as required. Our world-leading range of heat, wear and corrosion resistant materials includes copper, nickel based alloys, special irons, steel and other materials. We engineer safety critical products for naval and marine propulsion liners, column pipe, mains for offshore vertical pumps, environmentally critical products for the oil & gas industries, and special alloys for the aerospace turbine industry.




Doulton Road Cradley Heath

West Midlands

B64 5QS

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Training provider



Julie Perks

01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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