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Apprentice Machinist R S HYDRAULICS LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity to start a career within the engineering sector. The candidate will be trained in all aspects of the business, focusing largely on operating lathes, mills and drills. In time will also be given training in welding, stripping and assembly, using hand tools, and the identification of different hydraulic components.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm, over 18s will work until 5:00pm. Breaks will be 15 minutes at 10:00am and 30 minutes for lunch at 1:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Shadow a machinist until competent on each piece of machinery. For example your skills will be used to identify and cut the appropriate material for the application, which you will then put through a process, i.e. bore, drill, mill, turn, groove and thread.
  • Pressure test hydraulic cylinders and identify faults and damaged components. Cylinders will require stripping and re-assembling once replacement parts have been manufactured.
  • MIG welding will be used to for a variety of different purposes, i.e. welding new tubes or eyes to shafts. Jigs will be made on certain applications to ensure consistency.
  • Make Hydraulic hoses and identify different fittings for customers. Learning how to remove and replace these parts on machinery safely.

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

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Engineering Technician Level 3 apprenticeship standard.
  • All delivered within the work place via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A chance to receive full on-the-job training throughout, by the end of the apprenticeship the candidate will be skilled in a number of different fields. As your skills and responsibilities increase so will your pay. A competent, qualified employee would hope to earn upwards of 30k/year.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

The job role largely involves ‘getting your hands dirty’. We are a responsive business so deal with a lot of breakdowns, this will on occasion mean overtime will be required to get the customer up and running depending on the situation.

About the employer

We are a small family run business based in Wormingford. We specialise in the repair of hydraulic cylinders, which involves re-manufacturing damaged components such as chrome rods, tubes, glands and pistons. This is all done using the many lathes, mills, drills and welders in the workshop. In addition, we also carry out agricultural repairs to damaged machinery and equipment and replace damaged components such as valves and hoses. We also carry out on site maintenance of hydraulic and mechanical equipment as well as the occasional fabrication job and have recently invested in a small CNC machine that we hope will take the business forward.




Unit 2

Fairfields Farm

Fordham Road


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Training provider



Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Aug 2022