A busy machine shop based in Soham, Cambridgeshire require an enthusiastic apprentice interested in engineering and passionate in following an Engineering education pathway.

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Closing date: 01 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salaries are reviewed as the apprentice progresses on-programme.

  • Working week

    Workplace hours are Monday – Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm (breaks provided).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 May 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Will be provided by the Machine Shop Manager and other qualified CNC Machine Operator/Setter/Programmer.

This is an Advanced Apprenticeship, working in a machine shop, where the Company will train you to be a competent Machinist Operator and also gain wider engineering craft skills over a 3 to 4-year period. It will involve attending college weekly during term time and with regular assessments conducted by the College.

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

Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship:

Functional Skills in English & maths (Exemptions apply).

During the first year of the Apprenticeship, you will spend 3-days in-college during term-time and 2 day spent in the Workplace. Into years 2 to 3 years, you will attend college 1 day per week and 4 days spent in the Workplace.

Towards the end of the practical training period of apprenticeship the training will be all in the Workplace, preparing for the End Point Assessment. 

The apprentice would be assigned assessor through the college, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence. The knowledge side would be provided via day release workshop attendance, assignments, evidence of workplace competence. Portfolio would be checked via an online Smart Assessor.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunities to progress to a senior CNC machinist and other roles within the business, plus to continue learning onto higher course levels.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Must have a genuine interested in all aspects of learning engineering craft skills and therefore willing to commit to this apprenticeship training.

About the employer

DPV-UK Ltd have been manufacturing valves since 1983.Our consistent product quality and availability of substantial stocks makes us the dependable choice for cast and forged valves in carbon, stainless and alloy materials, where total reliability is of the utmost concern. We manufacture valves to either industry standard specifications, or to meet client specific requirements, both quickly and economically. We maintain an extensive quality system, complying with the requirements of major oil companies, industry standards and to ISO 9001:2015 standard. All our floating and trunnion mounted ball valves are covered by fire testing certification to both British and American standards, all testing being witnessed and approved by an independent inspection agency.








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Training provider




01223 418778

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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