Apprentice Machine Operator Rochling Engineering Plastics

Rochling are a world leading company in Thermoplastics & Composite machining which like to train the youth of today by offering a Mechanical Apprenticeship. 1st year they would be required to attend fulltime a GET then a further 3 year at their work place, to improve the techniques & practical skills on the machine shop to become a skilled engineer.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.52 per hour

  • Working week

    Days 8-4.45pm (Monday - Thursday) and 8 -2.30pm (Fridays)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An Apprentice will learn with the help of skilled machinist on the shop floor to use Manual machines, CNC Machines and inspect their part with the aid of engineered drawings.
This will include various types of CNC machines, eg Mazak Lathes, Haas 5 Axis, Hass Routers, Datrons and various others.
Also during their apprenticeships they will touch on Cad Cam and also the Inspection Department.

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

  • Machining technician Level 3 (A level)
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Skilled Machinist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Enthusiastic, Self Motivated, Friendly, Helpful


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 or C and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 or C and above) Essential

Things to consider

Great Opportunity, however, will require a lot of hard work and dedication.

About the employer

The Rochling Industrial division offers a large selection of thermoplastics and composites for technical applications. We supply our products in the form of semi-finished products such as sheets, round rods, tubes, profiles and finished castings right through to precision-machined parts. Rochling Industrial (UK) Ltd in Gloucester – UK specialist in machining of high-precision routed parts up to 3 metres in diameter made of composites and thermoplastics, with a high quality surface finish. Our cutting experts work on state-of the art CNC machining centres, producing components with complex geometries, and close tolerances, to customer specifications. “Our facility is dedicated to machining high performance plastics and composites. We have 30 year’s experience and the latest in modern CNC equipment and techniques, ensuring high quality parts with complete traceability’’. Mike Knowles, Managing Director, Rochling Industrial (UK) Ltd Rochling Gloucester uses its expertise to contribute to the Industrial Division’s expertise in the machining composites and thermoplastics. The division combines a unique international network of flexible enterprises specialising in the manufacture of High quality finished parts for virtually every industry.


Rochling Engineering Plastics


Waterwells Drive

Waterwells Business Park



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Training provider



Ruth Varnam

01452 727912

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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