Production Engineering Apprentice PURE FISHING (UK) LTD.

We are seeking an Apprentice to join our busy factory in Alnwick. You will be trained in the use of operating a number of machines and carrying out a number of processes across the Production environment.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,707.84 to £21,131.76

    Salary structure subject to change each subsequent April. AGE Hourly Rate FTE 16 - 17 £5.50 £10,725 pa 18 - 20 £8.00 £15,600 pa 21 - 22 £10.50 £20,475 pa 23+ £10.70 £20,865 pa

    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

    Alnwick Factory – 39 per week, Monday to Thursday 7am – 4pm & Friday 7am – 12noon.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    11 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We are seeking an Apprentice to join our busy factory in Alnwick. You will be trained in the use of operating a number of machines and carrying out a number of processes across the Production environment.

Specific responsibilities:

You Will:

  • Be trained as an engineering apprentice in all aspects including tool making, design, production techniques with bias towards CNC machines and digital manufacture.
  • Work on projects set out by Senior Engineers.
  • Be given training in design and the chance to implement your own designs.
  • Be given Training for relevant technical software.
  • Be given maintenance training from machine to Jig, die, mold etc. To give a better appreciation of production and the problems that occur and the knowledge that provides to implement best practices.
  • (In time) learn to work with other engineers, exchange ideas lead when required and work on your own initiative with autonomy.
  • Assist with any other similar duties as needed to support the effective operation of the reel manufacturing process.

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

You will be completing the level 3 Machining Technican Apprenticeship standard that will include one day per week at Newcastle College. Day to be confirmed.

This apprenticeship requires GCSEs grade 4/C in English and maths. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completion of apprenticeship, however progression within the company may be available on completion of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

You are able to travel to the place of employment? You have proof of your qualifications?

About the employer

Pure Fishing is a leading global provider of fishing tackle, lures, rods and reels with a portfolio of brands that includes Hardy, Greys, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Fenwick, Fin-Nor, Van Staal, Mitchell, Penn, Pflueger, Shakespeare, SpiderWire, Stren, and Ugly Stik. We have operations in 19 countries and a dedicated workforce conversant in 28 languages. We have large office bases in Cramlington in the UK, Svangsta in Sweden, Breda in The Netherlands, and Frankfurt in Germany. Our mission is to provide the ultimate experience for anglers and customers through leading brands, innovative products, and superior services delivering exceptional financial results by a passionate, high-performance team. We are dedicated to helping you have more fun and catch more fish!




Willowburn Trading Estate


NE66 2PF

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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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