Multiple Engineering Apprenticeship Roles YAMAZAKI MAZAK U.K. LIMITED

An opportunity to join the world leader in machine tools. Attending a Training centre education alongside hands-on involvement in the workplace with experienced members of staff that are willing to pass their knowledge on to the next generation. From the start you will be paid a competitive salary and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

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Closing date: 21 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 08.30-1600hrs Typically, 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday but some days can vary.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    15 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Learning how to set, program and operate a range of CNC machine tools to produce machine tool components
  • Learn to use the machines include Lathes, Milling, Grinding, Multi-Tasking, 5 axis machines and Component Inspection
  • Invaluble learning from experienced staff to enhance your skillset 


  • Assemble and test machine tools and their components
  • Assembling and testing unit assemblies into the completed machine tool
  • Learn to use various hand skills and laser checking equipment


  • Wire and test machine tools and their components
  • Working on individual option looms that will be used in the final production of our machine tools
  • Progress to wiring and testing a range of CNC machines, to include PLCs, ladder diagrams and fault finding prior to machines going to our customers


  • Learning the full application of welding
  • Laser cutting and metal folding to produce machine tool claddings
  • An apprentice in this area will learn the full skills and operations of a modern sheet metal producing department

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

Year 1: To be based in the Worcester Group Training centre, one day in the classroom working through a Development Knowledge qualification. Four days in the workshop working through practical units that will result in the completion of a Foundation Competance qualification.

Year 2: Four days per week in company, one day at the centre to continue the Development Knowledge. Within Mazak you will work in rotation of the company to understand how the company works.
Year 3 - 4 :Fulltime in company - Working in your choose dicipline, in addition to working through a Development Competence qualification, as well as getting ready for your End Point Assessment.

Certificates Awarded:

  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Foundation Competence
  • Foundation Knowledge
  • Development Competence
  • Development Knowledge  
  • End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Engineering role in Production areas, possible leadership or Team Leader role subject to performance, further education to higher qualifications subject to performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Time Management, Multi-work task management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

As part of your application you will be contacted to attend an assessment day at HWGTA. More details will follow on receipt of your application. Please note that all applicants must be able to demonstrate a right to work in the UK.

About the employer

Yamazaki Mazak is a world-class manufacturer of CNC machine tools. Located just outside Worcester for over 30 years, we have over 650 employees working across a broad range of roles and disciplines. Mazak offers leading edge solutions to its customer’s requirements using the very latest Engineering and technological machine methods.




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Training provider



Donna Harper Edwards


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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