Midland Precision Engineering Ltd have a fantastic opportunity for the right candidates who are looking to pursue a career as an Engineer, with ongoing support you will become valuable part of our ever so expanding team. To be part of the apprenticeship programme and be trained as a CNC Machinist, we have 2 positions available.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 07:30 - 16:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Position to include but not limited to:

  • Set & Operate CNC Lathes, CNC Milling Machines
  • Program & Set multi-sensor CNC inspection equipment
  • CNC program development using CAD/CAM systems
  • In process inspections
  • Offset adjustment
  • Tip changing
  • Tool setting
  • Machine set-up
  • CNC program editing for cutting and inspection equipment
  • Inspection equipment programming
  • CNC programming (basic)
  • CAD/CAM programming
  • Include learning the goods in/dispatch area

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?

Full time employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Time management, Smart professional appearance, Self motivated and reliable, Confidence meeting & speaking, Interest in the sector


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

About the employer

Midland Precision Engineering Ltd have over 20 years experience in the precision engineering of top quality complex components and turned parts to a wide range of industries nationwide. The MPE team employs some of the latest CNC sliding head machinery. Over the years we have built up a wealth of expertise in working on a wide range of materials to produce a complex parts to exact customer specification.




Unit 8, Ascot Industrial Estate,

Lenton Street,


NG10 5DL

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Training provider



Ryan Smith

01623 900479

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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