Apprenticeship in Machining Technician TN UNITED KINGDOM, LTD

In this position you will work within the Production team to assist the Machine Operators in their day to day tasks manufacturing high precision products. Ultimately you converting technical drawings into the end products, by setting and running our inhouse machinery.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 7.00am - 4.00pm and Friday, 7.00am - 11.00am 30 min lunch break + 15 minute break Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Understand correct and safest operating procedures for all machines in the premises
  • Control of stock within company guidelines
  • Comply and promote a safe working environment and follow all health and safety polices and requirements
  • Record accurate data as requested and in line with company policy
  • Assist setting and operating CNC or manual machinery
  • Reading and understanding technical drawings
  • Cover other production areas in times of absence or high workload
  • Provide training to team members where required
  • Liaise with internal customers on NCRs, concessions and any minor issues that arise during manufacture

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

Machining Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

Full details:

  • This occupation is found in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) sector
  • AME includes Aerospace, Automotive, Maritime Defence, Nuclear and Construction sectors. Machining technicians produce complex and precision machined products that are typically used in machinery 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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Promoted to:

  • Production Engineer
  • Machine setter and programmer
  • Production Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Mechanically Minded, Technical Drawings, Geometric Tolerancing, Practical


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

About the employer

Through nearly 50 years of experience, we continue to build on our heritage. A dedicated team enables the world to ensure their measurements are accurate for their products. We continue to invest and deliver some of the most accurate parts produced in the world, to the largest Metrology Companies. Our in-house UKAS ISO:17025 Accredited lab facilities have world-class measurement machines, ensuring the accuracy of our products. TN UK is a name you can trust in.







BN14 9LA

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Training provider



Apprenticeship Team

01903 273732

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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