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An opportunity has arisen for an Engineering Apprentice to join a long-established company based in Chessington, Surrey with a world leading reputation for the provision of precision subcontract machining services and manufacture of cutting tools. The role involves the provision of deep hole drilling services of varying specifications.

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Closing date: 06 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be reviewed annually as part of the Apprenticeship with associated uplifts for progress in College and in factory environment.

  • Working week

    Core hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday with 30mins lunch. Fridays, 8am – 12pm.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working in the drilling facilities the apprentice will be involved in:

  • Running and operating drilling machines to complete customer orders
  • Be involved in turning, lathe work, drill work, milling, CNC machining etc.
  • Working alongside skilled machinists to gather experience and knowledge
  • Reading and understanding engineering drawings
  • Checking output meets desired tolerances

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

At the end of the apprenticeship, the recognised Engineering Operative apprenticeship qualification will be obtained together with a wealth of practical engineering and machining knowledge garnered through the term of the apprenticeship.

  • Diploma in engineering operations (skills) level 2
  • Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge) level 2

Training will take place with local education providers on either a day or block release.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The qualified apprentice would be able to progress within the company and become involved in more complex work using more specialised machines. This would involve consolidating knowledge learned and learning further skills and techniques to grow as an individual and provide customer base with first class drilling services.

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, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/B) Desired

About the employer

The organisation is directly involved in the provision of deep hole drilling services of varying specifications to meet ongoing customer orders. The company has a world leading reputation for producing deep hole drilling to the highest quality and specification.




106 Roebuck Road




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Training provider



Eric Saunder

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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