This is a fantastic opportunity to join a large engineering company based in Sheffield as their new machinist apprentice. The role will involve loading machines, operating machines and quality checking of products within the manufacturing area.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 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, 8.00am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To be trained and learn how to operate the CNC Machines under constant supervision
  • To respect and follow instructions from your mentor whilst he is imparting his knowledge for you to reach your goals
  • Once trained load and unload material manually or with hoists or cranes, depending on weight and size
  • To attend College as agreed and hand in course work on time
  • To be trained on how to exercise proper care of tools, machinery, materials, and equipment
  • Follow company procedures as laid down in the staff handbook
  • May be required to carry out other duties in other departments as assigned by Lead/Supervisor or Management
  • Responsible for the safe and proper packaging, identifying, and moving of all finished products to the correct location
  • During training you will perform first piece dimensional inspections as well as all subsequent inspections as required by AET quality standards

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

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time job with the company and opportunity for career progression

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Travel to Chesterfield for the day release element

About the employer

Situated in Sheffield, the company operates from a 65,000 square feet manufacturing facility on a 2 ½ acre site. The organisation’s policy of developing its skills base, in addition to the continued commitment to invest in the latest plant and equipment, allows AET to remain at the forefront of the industry.




9-15 Holbrook Avenue

Holbrook Industrial Estate, Holbrook


S20 3FF

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Training provider



Hannah Donald


Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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