P&B Metal Components Limited are looking for a Machinist Apprentice to complete a Level 3 apprenticeship to join their team. You will be required to be flexible and enthusiastic to complement the existing team and play a key role in supporting the business and helping it grow. You will be manufacturing new tooling when required to issued drawings.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be a team player with a strong and flexible work ethic, who consistently works to high standards and has over the years developed considerable skills, experience and knowledge in your field.


  • Manufacture new tooling when required to issued drawings
  • Repair and service of high speed multistage progression tools for production
  • Preventative maintenance on tooling to include all aspects of machining and bench fitting, i.e., grinding, turning milling etc.
  • Utilisation of precision and optical measuring equipment to maintain tooling to produce parts to drawing tolerance
  • Testing tooling prior to release
  • Attending power press to identify or overcome problems whilst tooling is in a running condition, report to your line manager or above, to identify problems or requirements for spares, replacements or backup
  • To assess the life of a press tool and to order any new parts or make new parts that need replacing
  • Replace pilots, probe pins, springs, designing and making special fixtures to fit to tools
  • To always observe health and safety regulations

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

The apprentice will achive an Advanced Engineering Technician, Machinist  Apprenticeship at level 3, after a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development.  All apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

You will study on a Level 3 Engineering Technician standard on a Machinist - Advance Manufacturing Engineer Technician pathway.  On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3 standard.

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide. Apprentices will have the potential to progress onto a L4 or L6 degree apprenticeship on completion of the Engineering Technician L3 apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Self motivated, Good co-ordination skills, Interpersonal skills, Work independently


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths Higher Paper (Grade 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

P and B Metal Components Limited is a family run business who manufacture components for a vast array of industrial sectors, producing in the region of 550 million components annually and exporting 82% of its products. As an organisation we attach very high value to the supply of quality components that conform to client specifications. We invest in our people and encourage knowledge, learning and self-development.




Acres Hill Lane


S9 4LR

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Training provider



Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jul 2023