CNC Machinist Apprentice Engineer SLACK & PARR (INVESTMENTS) LIMITED

This is a fantastic apprenticeship opportunity to work within a precision engineering company based in Kegworth. You will learn all elements of metal working using lathes, milling machines and computer-controlled machines.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 7:15am - 4:00pm

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    8 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your first year will be spent in our in-house training school learning basic machine and hand fitting skills as well as Inspection techniques and CNC machining.

You will then progress onto the works to complete your Level 3 in the relevant department reporting to the area supervisor.

Tasks include:

  • Basic programming skills
  • Setting up a machine for small batch work
  • Running machines to complete work efficiently
  • Problem solving
  • Part inspection

You will complete your college course units on a day release basis.

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

Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacturing (Machining) - full on job training and day release to college.

Your apprenticeship will include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining
  • Functional Skills Communication (if applicable)
  • Functional Skills Application of Number (if applicable)
  • EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • or
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Our apprentices progress onto all areas of the company and will have the opportunity to undertake a HNC upon successful completion of their level 3 qualifications with merit and distinction grades.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Initiative, Conscientious, Hand-eye Coordination, Time Management, Punctuality, Reliable, Good mechanical aptitude


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C/5-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A-C/5-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade A-C/5-9) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C/5-9) Essential

Things to consider

5 weeks Holiday entitlement per year Possible progression within the company to Cell Leader and Shop Supervisor as experience increases. Starting on Day Shift, Mon – Thurs 7.15am to 4pm, Fri 7.15am to 12.15pm then once onto Level 3 and over the age of 18 consideration for double day shifts, Mon to Fri. We do not operate a night shift.

About the employer

Slack & Parr Ltd is a precision engineering company producing high precision components for our global customers. Our manufacturing facility consists of a large machine shop with CNC Lathes, Milling Machines and Grinding machines as well as our own in-house and established Apprentice Training School which has ran an apprenticeship Program since 1968.




Long Lane



DE74 2FL

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Training provider




01332 296995

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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