Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Apprenticeship MARLOR TOOLING LTD

After many years of development and growth we have an excellent opportunity for an eager apprentice who is willing to invest and commit to being part of this exciting expansion. We thrive on building young minds in a way that they can be proud and gain vast experience within a highly skilled industry. The role will involve CNC grinding, manual operations and CNC setting & programming.

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £8.00 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday-Wednesday 7:30am – 4:30pm Thursday 7:30am - 4:00pm Friday 7:30am – 1:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


·        To undertake engineering tasks allocated by workshop department supervisors, which are deemed by them to be within your capabilities.

·        To attend Peterborough Regional College to undertake the apprenticeship qualifications.

·        Ensure all company quality standards are maintained.

·        Always ensure safe working practices.

·        Carry out any other duties which may from time to time be reasonably requested to assist in the day to day running of the company.

·        The Quality & Development manager will oversee these day-to-day tasks & structure a weekly/monthly schedule to ensure the appropriate training is provided.

Along with learning on the job things like the following:

·        CNC grinding (beginner to advance)

·        Manual operations

·        CNC setting & programming

·        Reading and understanding technical drawings

.        3D CAD modelling

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

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
  • After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

For the first year the Apprentice will be required to be at Peterborough College for 3 days a week and 2 days on site at Marlor Tooling Ltd.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship gives you the chance to be rewarded with a well-recognised level 3 apprenticeship qualification with a company who continually invest in the latest equipment, software, and expertise to ensure we deliver the highest quality precision cutting tools for our diverse engineering clients. A persistent youthful management structure with an eye for self-development is the perfect setting to achieve a healthy and prosperous career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, High motivation / work ethic, Willingness to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

About the employer

Marlor Tooling based in Peterborough are one of the leading cutting tool manufacturers in the country, supplying high precision tooling to the aerospace & automotive industry amongst many others world-wide. A small highly skilled team of around 25 employees who thrive on helping others and improving self-development.







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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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