CNC Machine Shop Apprentice S. L. ENGINEERING LTD

An exciting opportunity has become available at S. L. ENGINEERING LTD for a CNC Machine Shop Apprentice. You will learn about what is involved in planning and manufacturing high-precision machined components for some of the world's leading power generation companies.

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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 to Thursday 06.00-15.30. Friday 06.00-12.00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Learn about tooling
  • Machining methods
  • Machine set up
  • Machine operation
  • Inspection and quality control

You will work on items that will be used in building engines which power some of the latest commercial and military aircraft.

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

The Apprentice will work towards their Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Operative Level 2. 

The successful candidate will be assigned a dedicated assessor who will provide support and guidance throughout the course. This is a Day Release programme which means you will attend College, 1 day per week, term time only. This will fall within your contracted working hours.

Course outline:

The below available options depend on the education level already attained by the applicant:

Level 2 Engineering Operative General Pathway
Level 2 Engineering Operative Fab & Weld Pathway
Level 4 Engineering Manufacturing Technician

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The right candidate may be offered a role within the company after successful completion of the apprenticeship. As a machinist, you may decide to stay in the role and operate and set up some of the highest-tech machines in the world.

You may decide that you want to progress to become a programmer or a manufacturing engineer. All is possible for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*/9 – C/4) Desired

Things to consider

The applicant will be based primarily on part of the production process, however, exposure to all parts of the production process will be included in the training period.

About the employer

Full in-house solution-based manufacture of CNC bent and formed rigid tube assemblies, tubular manifolds, flexi-rigid metallic, fabricated pipe and duct assemblies, conduits, and CNC precision machined components. Proudly servicing the aerospace, defence, industrial gas turbine, marine, power generation, medical and other associated industries employing industry-approved welding, brazing, pressure testing and in-house non-destructive testing services.







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Training provider



Ruby or Margaret in the Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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