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CNC Grinding Engineering Technician Apprentice BOWERS METROLOGY LIMITED

Bradford based Bowers Metrology is looking for dynamic people to join their ever-growing team of highly skilled engineers. To enhance their highly skilled team, they are looking for another apprentice to join their busy CNC machine shop. A fantastic career in engineering awaits those who are willing to learn and develop over the apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Competitive annual increases

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 07:45-16:30, Friday 07:45-12:45

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As part of your 4-year apprenticeship, you will be trained and mentored to skilled engineer level in areas of:

  • In-house training by skilled engineers in conventional and CNC machining techniques
  • Loading, proving, and programming CNC machines to create 
    Inspection and quality practices
  • Health and safety training
  • Business improvement techniques
  • You will learn all aspects of CNC precision grinding in a busy, high accuracy, clean environment.
  • The role will include the setting, operating, and programming of a variety of state-of-the-art precision CNC machines including surface grinders, cylindrical grinders, thread grinders, bore grinders and robot operated grinders.
  • The apprenticeship will also include a Wire Erosion unit/module.

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

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
    End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Technical Knowledge) 
  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Machinist (Development Competence)

Internal training, development and mentoring with highly skilled engineers in a variety of machining (CNC) areas and other engineering related duties and requirements.   In your 4th Year, you will continue to work towards your occupational competency in engineering and prepare for independent end-point assessment (EPA).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Apprentices can look forward to the possiblity of skilled employment, further job enhancement training and career progression.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Great interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade c/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (general or mechanical) (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

31 days paid holiday, 19 of which are flexible, holiday entitlement rises to 36 days after 5 years service Company pension Early finish on Friday

About the employer

A world leader in precision measurement: As a leading supplier of quality metrology instruments to organisations throughout the world, Bowers Group has developed into a respected global leader in the field of measurement. Our first-class reputation has been built on the continuing Group ethos of striving for excellence in both the comprehensive range of products that we supply and the many quality services that we provide to our customers. The Group’s aim is to build on its hard-won reputation and continue to exceed customers’ expectations. Our brands include: Bowers: Bowers provides the widest choice of cost effective, quality measuring instruments currently available. Supplementing Bowers’ own range of gauges, our sole UK agent status means that we offer our UK customers superior products from many preeminent metrology companies, such as Trimos, Sylvac, Gagemaker and Wyler. In response to customer demand and as a result of the company’s continued investment in cutting-edge technology, we now produce an increasingly comprehensive range of affordable, quality instruments intended for other applications, such as depth and external gauging. A past recipient of the coveted Queens Award for Export, we currently export 82% of our output. Moore & Wright: Founded in 1906 by innovative young engineer Frank Moore, Moore & Wright has been designing, manufacturing, and supplying precision measuring equipment to global industry for over 100 years. With roots fixed firmly in Sheffield, England, the company began by manufacturing a range of calipers, screwdrivers, punches, and other engineer’s tools. M&W is committed to supplying worldwide industry with high quality, affordable products. Its ongoing pledge to R&D ensures that Moore & Wright remains at the forefront of global innovation. Baty International: Baty International has been in business since 1932. Originally, a manufacturer of high precision dial indicators and other associated instruments such as cylinder bore gauges. Baty soon diversified into non-contact measurement with Optical Profile Projectors and the Baty ‘Shadograph’ series has since become an industry standard in profile projectors. These products are still manufactured in Sussex, England in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. In keeping with its gauging roots, Baty acquired John Bull and British Indicators, extending its gauging range to include calipers and flexible fixturing. The range was then completed in the eighties when Baty's first camera-based Video Inspectors were developed. Video Edge Detection (VED) was soon added giving rise to increased accuracy, repeatability and measuring speed. Acquired by Bowers Group in 2010, Baty is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited company that offers a range of Metrology Instruments from Hand Tools to Vision Systems, offering measuring solutions for almost every measurement application in modern manufacturing. A Spear & Jackson Company: We are part of the world-renowned Spear & Jackson Group. With a 250-year history, the Spear & Jackson Group is now a multi-national organization with divisions covering garden tools, metrology equipment, woodworking tools and magnetic equipment. In addition to the famous Spear & Jackson brand it owns other world-famous brand names such as Bowers Group, Robert Sorby, Moore & Wright, Eclipse, WHS and Tyzack.




Bowers Metrology

32 Leeds Old Road



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Training provider




01274 6618149

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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