Engineering Machining Technician Apprentice SCHUNK CARBON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED

Schunk is looking to invest further with its apprenticeship programme. Working towards becoming a fully-skilled engineer with a machining (CNC) bias, you will benefit from a robust training and development plan and the best in-house mentoring support. The role involves reading drawings and creating CNC programs accordingly as well as setting up and programming CNC machines. This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced, forward thinking business and be fully-skilled.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Substantial annual increases based on performance. Medical insurance Clocking-in bonus after qualification period

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 0800hrs to 1630hrs (30 mins lunch each day) Friday 0800hrs - 1300hrs

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A CNC operator of Schunk UK is a trained professional working on the shop floor. By their diligent work our products get the high technical standard and fulfil our customers' need for quality and reliability. As part of a team they work adeptly and efficiently, setting up CNC programs, feeding the machines, and checking the products' dimensions manually (in- process) and/ or using CMM machines. They report to the team leaders.

·       Read drawings and creates CNC programs accordingly
·       Setting up and programming CNC machines (Mazak)
·       First- off dimensional tests on new programs
·       Feeds and runs CNC machines
·       In-process controls using manual devices (gauges, micrometer)
·       Finished product inspections using CNC CMM machines
·       Problem- aware, active handling of CNC machines
·       Reporting in SAP and on paper
·       Evolution of own skills and techniques

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

You will work towards the Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard, which includes Functional Skills at level 2 if not already achieved GCSE grades 4/C or above in maths and English or equivalent:

Year One through Year 3 - Day release at Appris, Bradford: EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Machining

Year One through Year Four, Workplace Training and Mentoring towards achieving the Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours (KSBs)

Internal training, development and mentoring with highly skilled engineers in a variety of machining (CNC) areas and other engineering related duties and requirements. 

In your 4th Year, you will continue to work towards your occupational competency in engineering and prepare for independent end-point assessments.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Continued full-time employment for successful apprentices.
  • Further job-specific skills training and development.

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, Initiative, Patience, Vast interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (general or mechanical) (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

This company is located in Pudsey, so please ensure you can arrange suitable transport for the start and finish times of the job. It also includes off-the-job training at Appris in Bradford, so please make allowances for the travel.

About the employer

The Schunk Group is an international technology group employing around 9,000 people in 29 countries. The company is a leading supplier of products made of high-tech materials – such as carbon, technical ceramics and sintered metal – as well as machines and systems – from environmental simulation and air conditioning to ultrasonic welding and optical machines. Turnover of the Schunk Group was €1.2 bn in 2020. The Schunk Group's long-term outlook, first held by Ludwig Schunk over 100 years ago when he founded today's Schunk Group, is crucial for its success. According to his wishes, "the company must be led in such a way that healthy development and the preservation of independence are paramount." The Schunk Group's long-term goals of financial stability and independence, profitable growth and global presence are derived from this.







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Training provider




01274 668149

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Using the link you will input basic information details. Appris will then send you online initial assessments to complete. After being screened, you may be invited in for an interview with Appris from February 2023 onwards. This can open you out to this role and many others relative.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023