Apprentice (engineering technician machinist) MARDEN EDWARDS LIMITED

The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is supporting Marden Edwards to recruit a Level 3 Apprentice engineering Machining Technician contributing to the design and manufacture of food packaging machines. You will join a team of technicians providing learning opportunities experience within a manufacturing production environment.

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Closing date: 16 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Year one at SETA Monday - Thursday, 8:00am - 16:00pm, Friday 8:00am - 15:00pm Year two onwards Monday to Thursday, 07:30 to 16:45, Friday, 07:30 to 12:30

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Once initial training has been completed at SETA, the apprentice attends Marden Edwards Limited with day release to SETA once a week
  • Working on various pieces of machinery in the Manufacturing Division (machine shop)
  • Machinery currently used by apprentices includes manual lathes and mills
  • Using CNC lathes and mills, cut off saws and deburring tools.
  • Using course skills learnt and with additional training in-house to become skilled engineers

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

  • Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard programme as a Machining Technician. This will include a full-time period of practical workshop based ‘off-the-job’ training at SETA
  • You will also begin a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) where you will be required to attend SETA one day a week over two academic years. After initial training at SETA, you will be with your employer working on developing your skills for your End Point Assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • We encourage qualified apprentices to continue to develop their skillset in the role in which they are employed. Apprentices have progressed to become managers or design engineers
  • Further progress is not guaranteed as this is dependent on succession planning, but we are always keen to encourage development within Marden Edwards Limited

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 5 and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 5 and above) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to and from SETA training and workplace. Starting salary will be discussed further at interview. As our apprentice rates are age related and the wage shown would be the minimum starting salary.

About the employer

Marden Edwards is the world leader in the development, design, manufacture and supply of fold wrapping, packaging machinery, shrink wrapping machinery and coding and tracking systems. During our over sixty years as overwrapping machine experts, over 10,000 overwrapping systems have been manufactured in our UK factory and supplied into more than 150 countries.




2 Nimrod Way

East Dorset Trade Park


BH21 7SH

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Training provider



Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA)

023 8077 1908

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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