Our Apprentice will be trained in all necessary machining skills and develop their capabilities throughout the programme in order to become a valuable part of the workshop Team and help contribute to delivering on our commitment to customers.

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

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Closing date: 13 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay increases every year throughout the apprenticeship. Personal bonus plan, overtime available, annual increase in salary

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 40 hours a week (Shifts to be decided) Overtime available after 1st year of apprenticeship

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Learn and develop skills in order to:

1.    Machine parts to specifications using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, machining centres, borers, and grinders.

2.    Set up metal spray equipment and apply processes to a finish, on a variety of worn or defectives parts including shafts, end frames, end housings and associated mechanical rotating equipment.

3.    Measure, examine, and test completed components in order to detect defects and ensure conformance to specifications

4.    Set up, adjust, and operate all of the basic turning & machining centres and machining tools in order to perform precision machining operations.

5.    Align and secure holding fixtures, cutting tools, attachments, accessories, and materials onto machines.

6.    Monitor the feed and speed of machines during the machining process.

7.    Select the appropriate tools, machines, and materials to be used in preparation of machinery work.

8.    Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.






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

Machining Technician Apprenticeship

Btec Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

Machining technicians produce complex and precision machined products that are typically used in machinery. For example, aeroplanes and vehicles. They can also produce bespoke components or products for domestic appliances or medical equipment. They use a variety of machines to carry out their work. For example, centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines. Electro discharge machines, single and multi-axis Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machine tools centres.  Gear cutting and Gear Grinding machines.

Method of Delivery:
A flexible model of delivery is available based on the employer’s needs

How will I be assessed?

Successful achievement of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of:

  • Practical demonstration with questions
  • Interview underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Knowledge test

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time employment opportunities available post apprenticeship

Opportunity for further education such as HNC / HND

Opportunity to progress into supervisory / management positions

Worldwide organisation with job opportunities across the globe post apprenticeship


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, An interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 5/C or above (higher)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent science or technical subject (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Candidates would have to be able to travel to both the training provider and our site in York. After you submit your application, please look out for an email from Check your spam folder, too. You must reply, otherwise your application will be rejected.

About the employer

Sulzer is an expert in providing mechanical services to a whole host of businesses, ranging from the small and local to large international businesses, who utilise rotating equipment and machinery in their day-to-day running. With a presence in almost every industry our highly skilled, experienced teams make Sulzer a supplier that you can rely on. Our well-equipped service centres and rigorous quality management standards add extra value to your project, ensuring that we always deliver.




Clifton Moor

Amy Johnson Way


YO30 4WT

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Training provider




01904 770368

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 13 Jun 2023