You will be supported through experienced members of the team and your job role will include reading drawings, preparing materials to be machined also you will also use conventional Lathes & Milling Machines which will lead to CNC machining.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday -Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday, 8.00am - 2.30pm

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will predominantly be involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work
  • Machining components from specialist materials using conventional and/or CNC machine tools such as centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling Machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines, electro discharge machines
  • You will learn to be able to use and interpret engineering data and documentation such as engineering drawings, technical data and computer generated programmes

Specific Specialist Skills:

  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used in the design and development of components, assemblies and systems
    produce components and prototypes using a wide range of hand fitting techniques
  • Produce assemblies and rigs using a range of materials and techniques
  • Prepare and using lathes, milling machines, as well as other general or specialist high technology equipment such as 3D printing/additive manufacturing techniques
  • Use a range of mechanical, electrical and electronic testing devices and equipment
  • Apply mechanical principles and joining techniques to develop products, devices and equipment
  • Apply electrical and electronic principles to develop products devices and equipment
  • Identify, diagnose and rectify design problems through the whole creation process including design studio, workshops, test environments or under laboratory conditions
  • Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures

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

  • Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • First year is full time college

Role Profile:

  • Product Design & Development Technicians primarily work on all stages of product creation and modification. They support activities ranging from early concept feasibility, design and development stages right through to final preparation for launch and customers.
  • This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance.
  • Typically they work closely with engineers in bring new concepts to life or supporting redesigns of existing products

Specific Specialist Knowledge:

  • Understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculations in a product design and development environment
  • Understand material applications and methods of testing (destructive and non- destructive)
  • Understand Computer Aided Design (CAD) methods and applications
  • Understand material joining applications and systems
  • Understand mechanical, electrical, electronic and process control systems
  • Understand measurement, monitoring, testing and diagnostic methods and techniques

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once the apprenticeship is completed, our selected candidate will be a fully qualified machine operator with wide experience of all machines
  • Possibility of full time employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Essential

About the employer

We are a small family run sub contract engineering company supporting the larger companies in the area The workforce are spread over 3 locations on the Barrington Industrial Estate Bedlington.







NE22 7DL

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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