Mechanical Machining Engineering Apprentice BEARD ENGINEERING CO. LIMITED(THE)

Passionate Local Family run engineering company looking to add to its existing experienced team of engineers to continue to provide its high-quality machining service. Running the drill machines and machine minding initially and working up to towards all machinery.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay reviews for performance and bonus available during the apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    37.5 Hours per week. 07:00 – 15:00 Monday to Friday (with 30 minutes lunch break) 20% of working hours will be allocated to off the job learning towards your apprenticeship standard where one day a week will be in college attendance.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Shadowing and assisting qualified engineers.
  • Running the drill machines and machine minding initially and working up to towards all machinery.
  • Setting up machinery and jobs.

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

Level 3 Machining Technician apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This programme includes BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge).

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The progression from the apprenticeship would be longevity within the business looking to work towards future qualifications to eventually join the business as a highly skilled and knowledgeable member of the team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiastic, Motivation, Positively


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential

About the employer

Beard Engineering is a family business dedicated to providing a high-quality metal machining service, specialising in precision Planning, Plano-milling and CNC machining services. Our clients cover a wide range of industries, from those engaged in the manufacture of mining machinery for the export market to university researchers working on new product development. We are instrumental in supporting the manufacture and development of a range of products within the railway, mining, nuclear power.




Pye Hill Works



NG16 5LR

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Training provider



Leoni Nath

01623 900469

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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