Machining Technician Advanced Apprenticeship – DePuy Synthes Cogent Ssc Limited

The DePuy Synthes Apprenticeship in Machining is designed to create the engineers of the future. You will have the opportunity to develop technically, professionally and personally to acquire the mechanical competency to; set operate and program CNC machinery (mill/turn/wire), program CNC machines using latest software.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37 hours per week. Monday to Thursday (07.00 – 15.30), with a 30 minute lunch break – Friday 07.00 – 12.00.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

DePuy Synthes Apprenticeship programme is designed to create a multi-skilled engineer capable of running multiple machines using different programing languages and provide Operations support throughout the organisation.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, as a Multi-Skilled CNC associate you will:-

  • Work with engineering, Quality, supervision
  • Ensure all work is carried out safely and in accordance with the company’s in-house procedures, 6s housekeeping standards and any relevant Health, Safety and Environmental legislation
  • Take ownership of continuous improvement initiatives in your immediate working area to maximise efficiency, reduce waste and establish good working practices and standards of safety
  • As required assist with the identification of new plant and equipment

You will be required to:

  • Work to the company’s operating procedures, standards using programs such as (Compliance Wire, Adaptive, JDE)
    Gain a thorough understanding of the company’s procedures relating to your area of work
  • Deliver a right first time quality product
  • Embrace the company initiatives (Right First Time, GMP)
  • Ensure break-downs and requests for engineering assistance are addressed within a timely manner
  • Ensure work is managed in a professional manner and relevant parties are kept fully abreast of progress
  • Ensure plant, equipment are maintained in accordance with the company’s planned maintenance schedule

The apprenticeship offered by DePuy Synthes blends on the job practical experience with day release at college for theoretical learning. The company is committed to developing the talent of new employees.

From day one you will be working with qualified engineers helping you to develop your skills within a manufacturing environment. You will work in an energised and supportive workplace with a personal mentor and earn a competitive salary.

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

Training Provider: Appris.

Apprenticeship Standard: Machining Technician.

Qualification being delivered: EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.

Delivery Model: Delivered at Appris, Bradford, 1 day per week, in 1st, 2nd & 3rd years of the apprenticeship. Day release at college, Term time, with off the job training given to apprentices during holiday time.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • Competency (Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours) will be further assessed in the workplace and externally verified using a variety of methods including observation of performance and company job/work records. Units to be selected from this qualification. Apprentices will be workplace assessed on a 4 – 6 weeks basis with the final pieces of performance evidence accumulated typically during the last three months. On completion a grade will be awarded for the competency qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role is part of our talent planning for the future, and, for the right person, we are looking to continue to develop the Apprentice upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Subject to satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship, candidates may be considered for any available permanent positions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent minimum 5 including maths, English and science (Grade Grade C / 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Our apprenticeship and graduate services have been supporting science industry employers to attract, retain and develop people who can contribute to business success since 2012.


Cogent Ssc Limited


DePuy Synthes

St Anthony’s Road


LS11 8DT


Caroline Lees

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Jun 2023