Engineer - Machinist - Apprenticeship GEDORE TORQUE LTD

Here is an exciting opportunity to join a well-established international engineering firm with a focus on precision engineering. You will be a part of the team turning designs into reality using the latest technology while ensuring the highest quality.

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Closing date: 10 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    If the apprenticeship is progressing well: Year 1: £220 per week (£11,440pa). Year 2: £260 pw. Year 3: £300 pw. Year 4: £340 pw (£17,680pa). Private Health Care scheme, Life Assurance scheme, 23.5 Days Holiday, Pension Salary Sacrifice Scheme.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8:00am - 5:30pm, Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm, ½ hour lunch. ½ hour worth of paid tea breaks.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Are you interested in Engineering and how things are made? We have an exciting opportunity to join an established engineering firm that develops and manufactures precision industrial products. Do you want to see what Engineering has to offer and how you can fit into a team turning designs into reality? This role will have the opportunity to explore engineering and manufacturing while working alongside other R&D, Production and Quality engineers.

With the R&D team you will:

Work within a project team to manufacture prototype components for new products as per the development drawings.
Be involved with teams ensuring robustness of manufacture when rolled out into production and deciding the best methods of production are incorporated into design (DFM)·        

With the Production team you will:

Modify/repair existing jigs and manufacture. Create new jigs & fixtures to both drawings and specific needs. Create/repair production parts to drawing using turning/milling/grinding/drilling. Gain experience in root cause analysis and problem solving. Look at ways to automate a production cell and line.

With the Quality team you will:

Inspect parts to drawing including first-offs and in-process inspection of their own and other machinist’s part.

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

Machining Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:


Mandatory Qualifications.

English and mathematics.
Apprentices without level 2 English and mathematics will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3.

EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) minimum 720GLH.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge).

College: Guildford College, Stoke Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1EZ.

Level 2, year 1: attend 2 days per week.

Level 3, years 2 and 3: attend 1 day per week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, and subject to you meeting the criteria required, there may be an opportunity to continue with us as a full-time member of the team which could lead to an exciting and rewarding future career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Desire for hands-on work, Inquisitive mind-set, Professional approach, Adaptable, Resilient, Friendly and approachable, Willing to learn & listen, Programming skills, Mathematical calculation skill


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

Things to consider

This role is a 3-year apprenticeship and as part of your apprenticeship you will be required to attend college day release and complete an Engineering Standard Apprenticeship qualification. Please seriously consider transport to work and College. When answering questions, please give plenty of detail, including explanation of answers, plus examples.

About the employer

Gedore Torque, formally Torqueleader, are a leading UK manufacturer of Industrial Torque Tools. We produce a high- quality range of Torque Wrenches, Torque Screwdrivers and Torque Calibration Analysers. We work towards the core values of innovation, precision, performance, solution, and quality which maintains our worldwide reputation as industry leaders of quality Torque Tools. We are committed to providing a high quality of service and continue to invest in our facilities ensuring we continue leading the world in Torque Tool technology.








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Training provider



Mark Chen-Wishart


Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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