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A busy machine shop based in Soham, Cambridgeshire require an enthusiastic apprentice interested in engineering and passionate in following an Engineering education pathway.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salaries are reviewed as the apprentice progresses on programme

  • Working week

    Workplace hours are Monday – Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm (breaks provided)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Reporting to:  Machine Shop Manager


  • With close mentoring support, the apprentice will be required to operate standard lathes, milling machines, Saws, and all general machine shop tools (Full training will be given), There will be an opportunity to weld, work with different materials, use AutoCAD and progress to Solid Works.


  • Must be capable of working in a team environment and meeting strict delivery dates.  They will be expected to be punctual and have high standards in all they do.



  • To understand our ISO9001 quality system and how that impacts your role at PDV UK Ltd


  • To learn how to run production jobs on the CNC Machines and to carry out all inspection duties required to ensure that parts are manufactured correctly to the drawing and meet tight deadlines.


  • To make sure that any machine issues are reported to Machine Shop Manager.


  • To be responsible for keeping the areas you are working in and around, clean and tidy.


  • To ensure that all Health and Safety procedures are adhered to and to work safely and competently.


  • To learn about Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques.


  • To carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the Machine Shop Manager.


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

Level 3 Engineering Technician – Machinist Apprenticeship


Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing  Engineering (Foundation Competence)

Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)

Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

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



What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The possibilities of continuing in your engineering education with progression to HNC and continuing employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, self-motivated, hand-eye coordination


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C and above) Essential

Things to consider

This employer is located within Soham in Cambridgeshire, there is limited public transport is available and surrounding areas. Benefits: A supportive workplace environment Overtime available Private Health care and Pensions paid Working clothes also provided Holidays: 20 days + all Bank holidays per year.

About the employer

DPV-UK Ltd have been manufacturing valves since 1983.Our consistent product quality and availability of substantial stocks makes us the dependable choice for cast and forged valves in carbon, stainless and alloy materials, where total reliability is of the utmost concern. We manufacture valves to either industry standard specifications, or to meet client specific requirements, both quickly and economically. We maintain an extensive quality system, complying with the requirements of major oil companies, industry standards, and to ISO 9001:2015 standard. All our floating and trunnion-mounted ball valves are covered by fire testing certification to both British and American standards. All testing is witnessed and approved by an independent inspection agency.








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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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