Machinist Apprentice Zachrome – R. Wilson & Co (Platers) Ltd

As an Machinist Apprentice with Zachrome, you will be taught how to Universal Grind, Centerless Grind & how to Linish parts. The candidate will be using precision machinery to required tolerances, measuring to ensure accuracy within the given tolerances, ability to work with limited supervision once training has been given.

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Closing date: 12 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Universal Grinding
  • Centerless Grinding
  • Linishing of Ground Parts
  • Work to health and safety guidelines
  • Complete all paperwork required for each task

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

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • You will be expected to work towards the Engineering Technician Level 3 (Machining Pathway) Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The Machinist position is a position that we would see develop into a full time integral role within the business for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

About the employer

Zachrome is an Electroplater servicing the mining, rail, automotive and marine industries. R. Wilson & Co (Platers) Ltd was established in 1947 and has been trading for over 75 years, Zachrome is our trading name. We moved to our present site in 1950 where we now have over 25,000 square ft of modern manufacturing facilities with overhead craneage for up to 3 tonne. We are a progressive company entering may new markets who pride themselves of developing excellent teams members for a career in manufacturing.


Zachrome – R. Wilson & Co (Platers) Ltd





S41 8NH

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Training provider



Sam Singh-Eyley

01246 500 500

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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