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CNC Machining Apprentice WEC GROUP LIMITED

We are looking to recruit several CNC Machining Apprentices to join our team at our high-tech machining division in Blackburn, Lancashire. Our award-winning apprenticeships offer long term career opportunities. CNC Machinists work with computer numerical controlled machine (CNC) heavy machinery from setup to operation to produce parts and tools from metal, plastic and other materials. Computer numerical controlled equipment is precision machinery that cuts, grinds, or drills into material. CNC machinists make adjustments to the machine to control speed, material feed and path of the cut, as well as make sure the machines are set up properly, working well and producing a quality product. They review the finished product to make sure it is defect free and ready for the next step in production. This is a fantastic opportunity for motivated, confident, and driven individuals, who wish to progress within a successful, dynamic and rapidly expanding business looking for progression and career development, whilst working towards a nationally recognised Apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 7.30am - 4.30pm and Friday, 7.30am - 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will gain:

  • Valuable practical on the job experience
  • A recognised machining Apprenticeship
  • The opportunity to work on the latest CNC machinery
  • The ability to programme CNC lathes and machining centres
  • Progress within an organisation with many career opportunities

The range of tools and equipment you may use as part of your daily tasks may include:

  • Centre Lathes
  • Vertical and Horizontal Milling Machines
  • Horizontal and Cylindrical Grinding Machines
  • Single and Multi-Axis CNC Machines

Company Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holiday
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company Pension
  • Employee Benefit Loan Scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing Cash back Scheme

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

  • L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Competence)
  • L2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competencies) Machining
  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, Motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Technology (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact the company directly. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West's leading Engineering companies, WEC is looking to recruit enthusiastic CNC Machining Apprentices to join our busy and expanding team based in Blackburn, Lancashire.




Premier Way

Walker Road

Walker Park


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Training provider



Grace Gardner

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Feb 2023