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Apprentice Machine Shop Operator TAYLOR HOBSON LIMITED

Join our well-established training program, supporting both academic and on the job training in this Engineering role, following the Machinist pathway. Develop the skills and knowledge to be able to Produce components and Tooling on a variety of both manual and CNC machines whilst supporting all areas of the business.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £15,000 - £16,000 dependent on age. 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 07:30am - 4pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To be able to produce components / tooling using a range of manual machines safely and to the required quality and within reasonable time scales
  • To be able to setup and operate various CNC Machines 3 axis to 5 axis to produce accurate components safely and to the required quality and within reasonable time scales
  • To be able to read drawings and measure components to the drawing tolerances using various measuring kit
  • To be able to finish basic components on both surface & cylindrical grinding machines safely and to the required quality and within reasonable time scales
  • To be able to select the correct grinding wheels, balance and dress them for specific components
  • Develop lean and continuous improvement skills to improve day to day operations

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


  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Technician (Machinist - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Pathway)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Machining 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

  • Practical observation – to assess the Apprentice’s application of skills within the apprentice’s place of work or in a suitable environment away from the workplace (e.g. In a centre approved by the EPAO);
  • Professional discussion – to holistically assess KSBs across the standard and will be informed by reflective portfolio.

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?

Continue your development to grow into a key member of the Machine Shop Production team and progress your career into the wider business / Skilled Machinist leading to possible role in to Manufacturing Engineering.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


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

Things to consider

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

Ultra-Precision Technology TAYLOR HOBSON has long been recognized as a world leader in field of surface and form metrology, providing contact and non-contact measurement solutions to the most demanding applications globally, with a worldwide infrastructure to support clients, wherever they may be. Markets include optics, automotive, aerospace, medical, precision machining, and next generation technologies, particularly semiconductor, hard disk, precision optics and energy. Headquartered in Leicester, UK, TAYLOR HOBSON employs around 320 colleagues around the world and operates direct sales and service teams in France, Germany, Italy, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Thailand, India and the USA.




2 New Star Road



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Training provider



Hayley Cousins

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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