Engineering Operative Apprenticeship BTL-UK LTD

You will be trained as a CNC Machinist with ongoing support and scope to progress to a higher level apprenticeship. You will learn all aspect of Engineering to excel your skills. We offer career progression and support.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday - Friday 7.00am - 3.00pm with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break = Total 37.5 hours (Minimum of 20% paid time during working hours to complete learning).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Plans machining by studying work orders, engineering plans, materials, specifications, orthographic drawings, reference planes, locations of surfaces, and machining parameters, interpreting geometric dimensions and tolerances
  • Setting Machines - Grades
  • Programs mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points, setting tool registers, offsets, calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry, proving part programs
  • Sets-up mills and lathes by installing and adjusting three- and four-jaw chucks, tools, attachments, collets, stops, and stock pushers, indicating vices
  • Verifies settings by measuring positions, first-run part, and sample workpieces, adhering to company process and systems
  • Maintains specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing, knurling and thread chasing operations, taking measurements; detecting malfunctions, troubleshooting processes, adjusting and reprogramming controls, sharpening and replacing worn tools, adhering to quality assurance procedures and processes
  • Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading technical publications
  • The role will also involve inspection of parts, so you will be familiar with a range in inspection equipment

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

  • You will be sudying towards the Engineering Operative Level 2
  • You will come to college two days a week at Crawley College part of the CCG group
  • This course is 15 months and has an End point assessment we will support you with all of the stages

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

To be retained as part of the existing team on a full time basis following the apprenticeship scheme. In-house training would continue so that the applicants gain further knowledge to progress their career.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

Travel requirements to be discussed with any suitable applicants, however this is at the applicants cost. · Full PPE & uniform provided.

About the employer

BTL Precision-UK is renowned for its enviable reputation for high-quality products and service. Many of the world’s leading manufacturers in the automotive, agriculture, construction industries rely on our products daily. We also attract companies from industrial, motorsport and medical sectors. The company has a passion for performance. You will be part of a team that are continuously pushing boundaries and developing new, exciting technologies and products.




22 Albert Drive

Burgess Hill

RH15 9TN

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Training provider



mo toft


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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