Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship SWIFTOOL PRECISION ENGINEERING LIMITED

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a progressive, UK award winning precision engineering company. The Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship is designed for those who are seeking a career in engineering or manufacturing. You will will gain experience in all aspects of the business.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary: Year 2 - £6.75 per hour (£13,689 per annum) Year 3 - £7.90 per hour (£16,021 per annum) Year 4 - £9.20 per hour (£18,657 per annum)

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday: 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday: 8.00am - 2.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Our skilled machinists create precision parts which are used across the Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Medical, Aerospace and Defence sectors.

Apprentices will gain experience in the set up and operation of all machines in our factory.

Apprentices will rotate through every area of our factory including:

  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Manuals
  • Grinding
  • Inspection
  • Tooling
  • Material handling
  • Programming
  • Sales
  • Quality
  • Bench and more

Once Module 1 rotation is complete, apprentices will progress further, developing their CNC machining knowledge using a variety of machining centres including multi-axis milling and turning machines.

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

Level 3 Machining Technician Standard:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is a potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship. 

Continuous professional development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Hard Working, Professional


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Candidates must be able to travel to Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield on a daily basis

About the employer

SPE Ltd is an award winning, family owned, UK award winning precision engineering business which has experienced high growth since 2002. Our apprenticeship program offers personalised learning in a structured work environment whilst providing employer led qualifications.




Swiftool House, Brookside Way


NG17 2NL


Kahl Newrick



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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