BEC Group New Milton are looking to recruit a Level 3 Engineering Machining Technician Apprentice to join the team and develop within the organisation, along with the support of the Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) to train and work to gain the apprenticeship Standard. You will be milling, turning and drilling etc. in the manufacturing process.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Training at SETA: Monday - Thursday 0800 - 1600 Friday 0800 - 1500 At Company: 40hrs per week, Monday – Friday times only. Start/end times TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice you will be part of the team working to complete orders for customers assisting with activities that will include:

  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Drilling
  • Surface grinding
  • EDM Spark erosion
  • Jig Making
  • Mould tool maintenance

This will include all aspects of the manufacture of mould tooling produced in our in-house tool room.

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

Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard Program, this will include a 20 week full-time period of practical workshop based ‘off-the-job’ training at SETA in the first year.

After this 20 week training period you will be at BEC Group for four days a week, working with the teams and learning the practical skills. You will also be attending SETA one day a week to achieve technical certificate in BTEC Level 3.

Your apprenticeship is finished off with an End Point Assessment (EPA)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

During and after your apprenticeship you will progress onto Mould Tool Design, CAD/CAM and other areas in the business where the toolmaker is needed.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, A keen interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 5 & above or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 5 & above or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade Level 5 & above or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to and from SETA training and workplace

About the employer

BEC Group are an independent toolmaking and plastic injection manufacturer, producing mould tooling for our in-house moulding machines


B E C Group




BH25 6SA

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Training provider



Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA)

023 8077 1908

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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