Level 3 Engineering Machinist Apprenticeship BRAINTREE PRECISION COMPONENTS LIMITED

Braintree Precision are looking for candidates with a keen interest in engineering, automation and robotics to join their manufacturing site. This Engineering Apprenticeship will provide full on the job training on site and day-release at Chelmsford College, leading to a nationally recognised qualification.

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Closing date: 25 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday: 7.30am – 4.00pm. Friday: 7.30am – 3.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To complete a programme of training within our Production departments
  • To practice and become skilled in the application using of a wide range of machine tools including, but not restricted to, conventional and CNC turning and milling & grinding
  • Fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools
  • Measurement and inspection techniques using a variety of metrology equipment
  • Training in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) using proprietary software packages
  • Carrying out tasks and duties as directed by the Departmental Technical Manager / Supervisor

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

Level 3 Machining Technician Standard:

  • 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?

  • Full time jobs may be considered for the right candidates
  • Progression to Level 4+ Engineering Apprenticeships or further study

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Braintree Precision Components produces world leading linear motion components at its 25,000 sq ft factory, in Braintree, England. The factory produces all of Hepco’s industry leading V groove bearings. This enables the Hepco Group to control the quality and delivery of their linear systems and components. With BPC producing up to two million units a year, this is an essential part of the Hepco process. Although Braintree Precision Components generally supplies bearings for HepcoMotion, the company has produced specialist bearings for many unique projects including Spitfire propellers and bearings for NASA Space Shuttles. BPC has also worked with British Aerospace; designing the Typhoon Euro fighter throttle and steering box control bearings. With world leading facilities and industry leading experts, Braintree Precision Components ensures that HepcoMotion’s customers receive the highest quality bearings with minimal lead-time.




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Training provider



Ben Jones


Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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