Manual/CNC Machine Operator/Setter Apprentice MMD Summerfield Ltd

Working in a well-established Engineering company based in Somercotes. We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and keen individual to join our experienced and well-established team. Working on a variety of machinery, the successful apprentice would start their career working on various machining projects.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay is age and experience dependant

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:00-16:30 (half hour unpaid lunch)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Operating/setting CNC and manual machines
  • Producing components to technical drawing 
  • Working with overhead cranes to lift components 
  • Continue college qualification on day release 

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 Machining technician Level 3, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

Mandatory qualifications:

  • EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) minimum 720GLH.
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • City and Guilds Machining technician (1273)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full-time job would be available after this subject to availability and performance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

How would they get to their place of work for 8am? Successful completion of a year 1 and/or year 2 Engineering course at college would be a distinct advantage, but not essential.

About the employer

The company started out in a small workshop at Cromford over 56 years ago and over the years has kept expanding, moving into a purpose-built factory at its present location in Somercotes in 1976. This has since been extended three times to incorporate larger machinery and an expanded workforce. Heavy investment in modern machinery has helped move the company to a higher level of quality and service. In 2023 the Company was bought by a successful world leading UK manufacturer who have been the company's largest customer for over 40 years, this acquisition creates a stable future for the company and excellent long-term prospects for its employees.


MMD Summerfield Ltd





DE55 4NJ

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Training provider



Hannah Donald


Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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