Hadley Group- Level 3 - CNC Programmer Setter Operator Apprentice HADLEY INDUSTRIES PLC

To produce accurate machined (turned or milled) parts, to specific standards, on-time, maintaining quality, tolerances, safety standards, within budget based on the project plan and in order to improve the efficiency and quality of products.

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Closing date: 03 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Year 1: Mon-Thurs 8.00am-4.30pm Fri 8.00am-12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Use CNC machines to their maximum efficiency
  • Increase the current capacity of the existing machines, ensuring the order of work gives maximum machine utilisation
  • Accurately produce CNC programs for the machining of in-house and sub-contracted parts
  • Assist in the development of new and existing manufacturing processes and procedures to optimise performance
  • Follow company quality procedures as per the Quality manual
  • Maintain good standard of housekeeping throughout the machine shop
  • Use methods of Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement during commissioning to set the foundation and benchmark for future production improvements
  • Strive to improve current operating methods to reduce cost or increase efficiency, adapting to using new technology when it is available
  • Assist to identify and implement solutions to quality problems or issues
  • Ensure all equipment is appropriately maintained and report any concerns to management
  • Clean down machines after use and report any defects or concerns to management
  • Development, contributing to the improvement of manufacturing
  • Feedback to designers all errors, modifications, re-work and other appropriate information to alert them to any issues. Provide constructive input to resolving the issue in future at design stage to prevent reoccurrence
  • Change shift when required to do so as deemed necessary by Supervision or Management
  • Carry out any other duties within the capabilities of the job holder which may arise

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

This 4 year programme will include:

  • Engineering Basic Skills training – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham
  • NVQ Level 3 in Engineering
  • A Technical Certificate (BTEC Diploma Level 3 in Engineering)
  • In house training in line with your requirements

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will become a qualified CNC machining operator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Communication skills, Organisation skills, Practically Minded, Problem solving skills


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

Things to consider

Am Shift - Monday to Friday 06:00 to 14:00 PM Shift – Monday to Friday 06:00 to 14:00 Std Days – Monday to Thursday 08:30 to 17:00 & Friday 08:30 to 16:00 There are other shifts that can occur – Night Shift – Sunday to Thursday 22:00 to 0:600. It is less likely that this will be a requested shift.

About the employer

Hadley Group is a world leader in advanced cold rolled steel technology, with manufacturing facilities in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, and more than 800 employees worldwide. We deliver innovative solutions with applications across sectors as diverse as construction, automotive, industrial and agriculture. At the heart of this is UltraSTEEL®, a patented cold rollforming process that enables the production of components with up to 20% more strength and a similar reduction in raw materials. Our heritage extends back for over 50 years and has been built on the skills of our workforce, ongoing investment in innovative and productive technologies, and the long term relationships that we maintain with customers around the world.




Hadley Group

Downing Street


B66 2PA

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 03 Apr 2023