Engineering Technician Apprentice Rochling Engineering Plastics

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to become part of our team manufacturing precision machining plastic components that are used in the pharmaceutical, Formula 1 and aerospace industries. We are a Worldwide company with 200 years of history, there are lots of opportunities to progress after your apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    16-18 years – £5.25 per hour. 19+ year (first year) – £5.40 per hour.

  • Working week

    8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am - 1.30pm Friday. Time spent at college is part of your working week.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Setting and operating modern CNC machine centres
  • Understanding and interpreting technical drawings
  • Creating CNC programs using the latest CAD software
  • Making changes to existing CNC programs to meet drawing requirements
  • Using precision measurement systems

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

  • Engineering Technician level 3 Apprenticeship, Mechanical Manufacturing pathway
  • You will attend college at our Leek Campus weekly, college transport is available, and spend time in our dedicated engineering workshop which includes CAM/CAD suites and 3D printers alongside traditional engineering machines such as lathes. You will also receive training and support in the workplace and build a portfolio of evidence against the skills, knowledge and behaviour as set out in the apprenticeship standard
  • Alongside college attendance you will be regularly visited in the workplace by your college instructor-mentor, they will complete workplace observations, and professional discussions and give you constructive feedback

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There is potential for permanent employment on the successful completion of your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science subject (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Engineering/Technical subject (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Engineering/Technical Subject (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day.

About the employer

Rochling Industrial (UK) High Peak are one of the UK’s leading manufacturers for precision machined plastic components. Our products are supplied into diverse applications including Ventilators, Formula 1, Covid vaccination production, Life Science, Oil and Gas, Defence and Aerospace.


Rochling Engineering Plastics


6, Bowden Hey Rd, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak SK23 0QZ

SK23 0QZ

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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023