Engineering Machinist Apprentice Level 3 Spiro -Gills Thermal Products

Spiro-Gills is a fast-growing company, based in Stafford. They are looking to recruit an apprentice machinist to do varied tasks on CNC machines. Please see full job description below.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday- Thursday 8.00am -4.30 Friday 8.00am - 1.00

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The company are looking for an apprentice to carry out varied tasks on several different types of CNC machines. They will be assigned a mentor from within the business, who will be responsible for helping the successful candidate to learn all aspects of their role, until they are confident and competent in reading and working to CAD drawings and operating the machines they will be responsible for.

  • Learn and practice all elements of health & safety across the company
  • Responsible for operating several CNC machines across the plant
  • Read, work to and understand CAD drawings once shown
  • Operate and clamp set up the CNC machines
  • Learn and understand all aspects of programming, operating and running the CNC machine they will be responsible for
  • Understand a CAD drawing in order to enable them to programme the CNC machines

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

  • The apprenticeship qualification will be Level 3 Machinist Technician pathway, delivered over a three-year period.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.
  • The apprentice will attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, on a part - time basis for the first 12 months. This will be delivered by block training, approx one month at college and one month at company, for the first 12 months.
  • After this, you will be required to attend one day per week for years 2 and 3, and at the company at all other times.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further training will be offered to the correct candidate, once this qualification has been achieved.

Goal setting and a transparent career pathway will be discussed and adhered to.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Engineering interest, Keen to learn, Desire to progress, Team player


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4/C and above) Essential

About the employer

Spiro-Gills Thermal Products Ltd have been designing and manufacturing heat exchangers, process, and engine coolers and finned tube since 1946. Now, as a proud member of the DMI Group of companies, we continue production from our site in Stafford. During the course of the last 75 years, we have gained a knowledge and expertise in our field that is unparalleled and respected in our industry. We are able to design, fabricate and supply all major process cooling components, including finned heat exchanger tubes in either welded or applied fin tube form, and headers, plenum chambers, fan rings, bundle frames & structure. We also offer customers heat exchanger repair and re-tubing facilities undertaken to meet customers shutdown periods, typically a 10-day turnaround. Spiro-Gills offer a spares and replacement parts service for all types of air cooler, heat exchanger, and fin fan cooler. We endeavour to always exceed our customer’s expectations. With over 75 years' experience of manufacturing welded and applied fin tube and heat exchangers, your first call should be Spiro-Gills. Our mission is to exceed customer expectations - and we are dedicated to achieving this through ongoing review of process and systems. Our reputation is built on close working relationships with clients across the world, understanding their specific requirements and ensuring that we never disappoint. It is a reputation of which we are proud and one which we aim to build upon as our networks expand.


Spiro -Gills Thermal Products


Spiro-Gills Thermal Products

St. Alban's Road


ST16 3DR

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Training provider



Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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