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Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Drilling Supplies UK Ltd

A hard working, team player required to work in our busy close knit engineering team on to train with Manual/CNC lathes, bandsaws, pillar drills. We predominately do a lot of threading programs on steel tubes and solid alloy billets, internal/external threading and tapers. Machines mainly have Fanuc operating systems but all training is given, continuously.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 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 - Thursday, 8.00am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The candidate will support the team by offering options for drilling rigs, geothermal, sonic drilling and water pumps. To follow product specifications and maintain equipment.

Duties will include:

  • Working on CNC machines
  • Manual Milling Machines
  • Bandsaw set up
  • Set up of Drills
  • Maintaining of equipment

And any other duties as appropriate


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

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Foundation Competence
  • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development competence)
  • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development knowledge)
  • Delivered as day release at Derwentside College

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Opportunities for progression for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Hard working


GCSE or equivalent maths and English (Grade 4-9 (A*-C) or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure you can commute to Burnopfield to meet the starting times.

About the employer

Specialist drilling company Family run business with national coverage Drilling Supplies UK is a Newcastle based drilling supplies company. The family run business joined RSK in April 2019. It supplies installation and drilling industry nationwide, including rig tooling, drilling rigs and a variety of other products. In addition to supply services, the company has an in-house engineering department that provides engineering department that provides engineering solutions to meet multiple client needs. Although UK based, the company has the capabilities to facilitate clients worldwide.


Drilling Supplies UK Ltd


Unit 1 Hobson Industrial Estate


Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE16 6EA

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Recruitment Team

01207 585 914

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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