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Neptune Injection are offering a 42 month apprenticeship. The Apprenticeship programme is delivered via a mixture of on and off the job training whereby you can apply your skills in real work scenarios. If you have a interest in making a career in Engineering then this is the perfect start!

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    working hours will be Monday to Thursday 8-5pm with half hour lunch and Friday 8 - 4pm. 1 day will be spent at college 9-4pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

- Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
- working safely at all times

-Working with CNC Machine tools such as lathes, vertical and horizonal milling machines

- Programming

- Grinding

- complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
planning and where applicable obtaining all the resources required to undertake the work activity undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipmentcarrying out the required checks.


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

Training will be at Harlow college 1 day per week (open to other colleges if more suitable for location if they offer the course)

In house training within our factory at Stevenage.

Machinists in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work, machining components from specialist materials using conventional and/or CNC machine tools such as centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines, electro discharge machines, single and multi-axis CNC machine tools centres.

They will be expected to be able set-up, operate and adjust/edit equipment settings as applicable to the machine tool being used. When using CNC equipment they will be expected to be able to produce, prove and/or edit programmes. During and on completion of the machining operations they will be expected to measure and check the components being produced and make adjustments to the equipment/programme to ensure components meet the required specification.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Machining
Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
Plus functional skills at Level 2 Maths and Level 2 English if you do not hold a C/4 or above grade in GCSE.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent post will be available upon successful completion of Apprenticeship. We would expect the candidate to then be a junior toolmaker, who can build injection mould tools. Furthermore we will offer training on machining and programming as part of the course.

An employer approved Level 3 NVQ Development Competence qualification will be received once successfully completed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills


GCSE or equivalent maths and English (Grade 5-9) Desired

About the employer

Neptune Injection Ltd is located in Stevenage, in a new state of the art factory. Complete with CNC machining package and over 50 years’ experience we have genuine knowledge of our customers and our customers’ requirements. The company offer first class products and services that are valuable assets to any organisation we supply. Due to our continued success and company succession plan, we are looking for an Apprentice to join our team.









hayley attwood


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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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