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Join our well-established training program, supporting both academic and on the job training. 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: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


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

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 07:30am-4pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Work alongside experienced engineers to produce components. /tooling using a range of machines to the required quality.
  • Learn grinding and balancing techniques and to be able to select correct tooling for each specific job.
  • Ability to use computers and software to aid manufacture
  • Develop, learn and achieve continuous improvement.

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


  • L3 Apprenticeships Standard in Engineering Fitter
  • L3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • L2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

End-Point Assessment (EPA):

  • Work based project- To assess the apprentice’s knowledge, skills and behaviours in a way that closely relates to their day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Multiple choice test – To determine the apprentice’s depth of understanding in the knowledge elements of the Apprenticeship.
  • Professional discussion – to holistically assess KSBs across the standard and will be informed by reflective portfolio.

Delivery Method:

Currently delivered one day per week (Term Time Only) at Loughborough College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Continue your development to grow into a key member of 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.




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Training provider



Hayley Cousins

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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