Apprentice Machinist CURRIE & WARNER LIMITED

Apprentice Engineering Machinist required to learn how to become a qualified CNC Machinist and Setter. You will undertake a structured training program of academic study and workshop work to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the requirements of a leading established manufacturer of turned parts.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £10,982.40 - £11,600 per year

  • Working week

    7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, with half day on Fridays.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful individual will gain first-hand experience of, but not limited to the following:

  • The setting and programming of work on 3 Axis and 5 Axis CNC machines
  • Developing 3 and 5 axis programs
  • 2D and 3D CAD design
  • Basic fitting techniques
  • Grinding, benchwork and associated techniques
  • Checking and inspection of work
  • Understanding both in-house and customer supplied engineering drawings

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

This is a Level 3 Machining Technician apprenticeship, delivered over a period of 3 years. The first 12 months will be full time at the training provider, In-Comm Training Services, in Aldridge WS9 8UG. The following two years you will work at the company 4 days per week and 1 day at the training provider.

  • L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of this apprenticeship, the opportunities within the Currie and Warner Group, and to forge a successful career with excellent pay and progression, are limitless.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, The desire to be an engineer, Hardworking /enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Science (Grade 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Driving licence is important but not critical until further into the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Currie & Warner manufacture precision brass turned parts / screw machined parts supplying internationally in a wide variety of sectors from Electrical, Sanitary, Automotive, Pneumatics, Telecommunication Heating Controls and Gas Related industries. Turned parts or screw machined parts are manufactured on multi-spindle conventional machines to ensure cost effectiveness, with a size range capacity from 10mm To 57mm Diameter. Small manufacturing volumes are also catered for with the use of pre-set tooling and grouping product into families. With quality being the driving force and using AQP, FMEA and SPC techniques ensures a level of confidence with our customers, which allows components to be delivered directly to assembly lines. By manufacturing large volumes in advance of when you need them allows deliveries to be seamlessly integrated into your schedules. Our reputation precedes us and is based on over 155 years of technical innovation in the turned part industry.




Sadler Road



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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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