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Machining Engineer Apprenticeship CAMBRIDGE PRECISION LTD

We are looking for an aspiring engineer to join our St Neots site. This role provides huge potential to start your career within a niche role and industry. Throughout the apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to work in areas of the business including assembly and R&D. You will complete a recognised qualification whilst working with us.

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Closing date: 13 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We have an hourly rate of £9.50 as a starting wage for apprentices with a yearly review so they meet the current wages once they exit their training

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 07:45 - 16:45 & Friday, 07:45 - 15:45

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice will lean all aspects of the job from:

  • Job evaluation
  • Programming
  • Setting machines
  • Inspection of parts
  • Sub con aspects including coatings and costings

The end result will be a well-rounded engineer that can run several machines and teach operators on methods and practise.

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

  • At the end of your apprenticeship, the candidate will have established a good understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the Level 3 Machinist Engineering Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful completion of the apprenticeship can lead to running their own machine cell with operators reporting in to them, further development on programming skills, supervisor roles etc

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

About the employer

High quality, specialist milling and turning solutions CPL’s digital production hub, operates 24/7/365 supporting clients across the globe. The UK production centre has been expanded to accommodate the very latest milling, turning and robotic technologies and will soon be growing again to support further investment and growth. Our workforce comprises engineers with programming and digital skills and those with more traditional manual milling and turning experience. The combination is enriching for all the team, and our clients really appreciate the depth of expertise this assures from design through to full production. National and International fulfilment is enabled through distribution and storage partners in the UK, Germany, France and Singapore. Our supply partners work seamlessly with us, to source and deliver both raw materials and end products. You can rely on CPL for excellence at every stage of production.




Prior Scientific Instruments Ltd

Fielding Industrial Estate, Unit 3-4

Wilbraham Road,Fulbourn

CB21 5ET

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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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