Engineering Apprentice JAMES LISTER & SONS LIMITED

Exciting opportunity to work for an established engineering company based in Redditch. You will work in an ever-expanding Tube Manipulation division, with the opportunity to learn how to use a wide variety of machines, including CNC machines. Designing, building, servicing and repairing a range of engineering products and services.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    With performance progression and development, the salary will be reviewed by the Company at regular intervals and increases rewarded where deemed appropriate. Paid holiday entitlement of 25.6 days, pro-rata based on September start

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    38 hours per week, Monday – Thursday between 7am – 5pm

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Early stages of the Apprenticeship

  • Learning how to operate all the machines and jigs, Shadowing the setters and operators, Opening Step files and drawings on Auto Desk inventor, Learning about XYZ and YBC coordinates, Getting familiar with all the production processes.

Mid-stages of the Apprenticeship

  • 3D printing, operating lathes, milling machines, learning how to use the CMM, Setting CNC machines, welding

Latter stages of the Apprenticeship

  • Designing and making tooling for the shop floor, machine maintenance, programming Lathes and Milling machines, development of new jobs.

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

Level 3 Engineering Technician - Technical Support Apprenticeship Pathway:

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Technical Support
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) 

The training will take place at the Hertfordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association Academy in Worcester.

The training will begin as block release and throughout the latter stages of the apprenticeship, there will be a day release.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunity to become a junior production/ mechanical engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Desired
Other Engineering Related Subjects (Grade 5 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Needs to be able to travel to Redditch for work and Worcester for the college days

About the employer

An established engineering services and supplies company, based in the West Midlands, with 150 years’ experience in industry. We operate from 6 branches in the Midlands and South Wales and the Company employs over 100 people. The Tube Manipulation division where you would be based is an ever-expanding division where heavy investment in machinery is ongoing to further expand our capabilities, making it a very exciting division to be a part of.





Unit 21 Bartleet Road


B98 0DG


Charlotte Cotterill

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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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