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CNC Machinist Apprentice BTL-UK LTD

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with BTL UK to be part of the apprenticeship programme and be trained as a CNC Machinist with ongoing support and scope to progress to higher level apprenticeship. You will learn all aspect of Engineering to excel your skills.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:30pm - 5:30pm 1 hour unpaid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters; interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances
  • Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry; proving part programs
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces; adhering to company process and systems
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations; taking measurements; detecting malfunctions; troubleshooting processes; adjusting and reprogramming controls; sharpening and replacing worn tools; adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Inspection of parts, so you will be familiar with a range in inspection equipment

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

  • Engineering Operative Level 2
  • Maths and English Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)
  • One day a week at Ashford College

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of permanent position
  • Progression to Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

BTL-UK LTD is proud to be a committed European manufacturer of Bearings, Power Transmission and linkage products, as well as high quality sub-contract precision engineered turned, milled and gear-cut components. We believe in the future of European manufacturing and will continue to focus and further enhance the requirements and expectations of our customers globally.







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Training provider



Taylor Counsell

01227 811315

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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