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Engineering Technician Apprentice Rochling Engineering Plastics

We are a leading manufacturer of precision machined plastic components that are used in a variety of applications including pharmaceutical, formula 1 and aerospace. We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice who has a strong interest in becoming a qualified engineer.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    16-18 years – £5.25 per hour. 19+ year (first year) – £5.40 per hour.

  • Working week

    8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am - 1.30pm Friday. Time spent at college is part of your working week.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Setting and operating modern CNC machine centres.
  • Understanding and interpreting technical drawings.
  • Creating CNC programs using the latest CAD software.
  • Making changes to existing CNC programs to meet drawing requirements.
  • Using precision measurement systems.

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

Studying the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship you will attend college at our Leek Campus, college transport is available, and spend time in our dedicated engineering workshop which includes CAM/CAD suites, 3D printers alongside traditional engineering machines such as lathes. You will also receive training and support in the workplace and build a portfolio of evidence against the skills, knowledge and behaviour as set out in the apprenticeship standard. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is potential for permanent employment on the successful completion of your apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science subject (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Engineering/Technical subject (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering/Technical Subject (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day.

About the employer

Rochling Industrial (UK) High Peak are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers for precision machined plastic components. Our products are supplied into diverse applications including Ventilators, Formula 1, Covid vaccination production, Life Science, Oil and Gas, Defence and Aerospace.


Rochling Engineering Plastics


6, Bowden Hey Rd, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 0QZ

SK23 0QZ

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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Dec 2022