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Advanced Machining Apprentice ELECTRON BEAM PROCESSES LTD

We are building a team to produce some of the most complex parts from the toughest materials. If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding job, using the latest technology and equipment working for an owner managed business in existence since the 60s, come and join.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6/hr for 5 GCSE, including maths for 16/17 YO and £8/hr for AS/A level for 17/18 YO with STEM subjects. After initial three months, apprentice will be included in quarterly profit based bonus scheme.

  • Working week

    Standard week is 37.5 hours, 4.5 days finishing midday Friday Double day shift 6.00 – 14.00/14.00 – 22.00 4.5 days finishing 18.00 Friday Possible overtime and Saturday working

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We offer training on multi-axis machining centers. Computer based design, programming, and Inspection equipment. Project volumes are not large, so there is a constant flow of new challenges.

First year will involve one and a half days per week at college and one per in year two onwards.

Following initial induction and capability assessment, the emphasis will be on learn by producing.

1.      Work with experienced machinist to set up and check a repeat job

2.      Work with experienced machinist to set up and run and inspect a new job

3.      Take a new part and program, set, make and inspect sample, including First Article Inspection Report (FAIR)

Complexity will be increased as the learning process develops with introduction to CAD/CAM programming

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

Apprentice will be attending classes one and a half days per week on their first year at Farnborough College of Technology. After the first year, the apprentice will be attending only one day a week.

Throughout the apprenticeship you will achieve the following qualification:

  • 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

You will also gain a certificate for completing the Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard - Machinist pathway.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is always scope for talent, our CEO joined as a machinist. Our Quality Manager started as a work experience student.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Tenacity


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

Things to consider

We have a low staff turn-over, so we get a good team atmosphere.

About the employer

Electron Beam Processes Ltd was formed in 1966 as one of the first EB welding job shops in Europe. In the 1980s we started work for Oil & Gas and set up a machining facility to provide “Make and weld” capability. The cut back in Aero-engine demand caused by Covid and the increasing demand from Oil & Gas has lead us to focus more on this market, hence the growing emphasis on machining.







GU21 5SA


JEFF BOYES 01483 215400

MATT PENFOLD, Quality Manager

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01252 407299

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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