Engineering Apprenticeship L3 Ilmor Engineering Limited

An amazing opportunity to work for a fantastic company developing your skills, knowledge and behaviours within Engineering, you will be working on exciting new racing and road car projects everyday. Initially you will train as a Manual and CNC Machine Operator with the option of moving into other parts of the business as your skills and abilities develop.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage to increase dependent on experience.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.00am – 5.00pm and Friday, 8.00am – 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

During the first 2 years training will include Operation of the:

  • Manual Lathe
  • Bridgeport Manual Mill
  • Semi-CNC Lathe (Once turning knowledge allows)
  • Basic shop floor CNC programing
  • Operation of 3-axis milling machines
  • Laser Part Marking
  • Billet stamping and loading/unloading of automated machine loading systems

Additionally, over the 4 year apprenticeship, there will be opportunities to progress to the 5-axis machine centres and to work and develop in other parts of the business such as Quality, Sub Assembly and Test.

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

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship – Engineering Technician
  • Training to be delivered at Northampton College, Booth Lane, Northampton, NN3 3RF – 1 day a week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for a full time position once the apprenticeship is complete and progression within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Basic machining skills, Computer Literate


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

About the employer

We design, manufacture and test racing engines including for F1, Indycar, NASCAR and World Rally Car Series. We are making new advancements in technology for race and high-end road car engines using the latest technology and ideas. Our state-of-the-art Machine Shop includes 5-axis Machining Centres, some with robotic load / unload.


Ilmor Engineering Limited


Quarry Road

Brixworth Industrial Estate



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Training provider



Business Centre

01604 734323

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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