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Apprentice Machinist NEW CENTURY ROLLERS (UK) LTD

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Machinist based in Darwen, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 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 to Thursday 7:30am to 4pm. Friday 7:30am to 1pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing:

You will be trained and supported throughout your apprenticeship and employment, including support with gaining your Engineering Technician Apprenticeship qualification.

As an Apprentice Machinist/ Toolmaker you will learn how to undertake the highly skilled, complex and specialist detailed work of manufacturing and maintaining the engineering equipment used to produce plastic packaging in our factory.

This requires interpreting drawings and technical instructions and the use of manual milling machines and lathes also with manual fitting skills.

You will:
* Be developed to be competent using engineering drawings and technical specifications to set and operate machinery
* Learn how to receive and check materials ensuring that they are available and correct
* Follow processes and use proven techniques, including setting up work holding using chucks, fixtures and vices and specialist tooling
* Become competent planning how to complete milling/ turning operations
* Become competent using conventional mechanical measuring equipment including Vernier's, Micrometre's to check that work is correct
* Be responsible for assisting with mechanical breakdowns when required
* Be responsible for assisting on mechanical projects when required
* Complete required job logs including liaising with supervisors to obtain sign-off
* Complete daily checks on equipment
* Follow Safe Working Practices
* Adhere to Health & Safety and environmental procedures and regulations

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

* L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Competence).
* L2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge).
* L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competencies) Machining.
* L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Accuracy, Interest in engineering, Good timekeeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

New Century Rollers (U.K.) Ltd was formed by two brothers, Terry and Ron Carter on 1st October 1997. They started in a 2,000 square foot unit in Accrington, with having 20 years of experience in rubber rollers and over 30 years of experience in engineering. Within the first two years, the brothers outgrew their first unit and moved to a larger unit across town remaining in the Accrington area. During their 9 year spell in their second unit, New Century Rollers (U.K.) Ltd expanded further into rubber rollers whilst also having their own, self-sustaining in-house engineering for all repairs that may need carrying out. Whilst in 2006, also acquiring a Specialised Grooving Roller company Casey Brothers, which was based in Rotherham, ensuring even more jobs are all done in-house. In 2008, New Century Rollers (U.K.) Ltd moved to their current unit in Darwen, since then we have greatly expanded our capacity for work and our knowledge of the industries we service. Ensuring every customer is 100% satisfied with every roller that New Century Rollers (U.K.) Ltd put their name too.




Marsh House Mill

Brussels Road



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Training provider



Grace Gardner


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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