Engineering Apprentice - Machining WILLIAM HUGHES LTD

Do you have enthusiasm, drive and a commitment to a future in Engineering? Apply if you do! A mechanical interest for engineering must be reflected in your application, be it through repairs to cars/bikes, etc. or a general interest in Engineering. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to spend time visiting each department to gain insight into all Engineering techniques used.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts days to be confirmed, shift times; 6.45am - 2.15pm or 2pm - 9pm or 2pm - 10pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

William Hughes specialises in the design and manufacture of custom-made springs, wire forms and assemblies. We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic & hardworking individual as an Engineering Apprentice.

We are looking for someone who enjoys both practical and academic work with an aptitude for, and an interest in, Engineering.

Main duties and areas of training will include:

  • CNC Milling machines
  • Surface grinders and various other equipment used in the Tool-room department
  • Wire forming and Spring manufacturing equipment
  • Inspection and quality checking

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

  • The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • On completion the apprentice will receive level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering qualification
  • Functional Skills in maths and English may also be required depending on current level

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship there may be the opportunity take you on permanently

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

William Hughes specialises in the design and manufacture of custom-made springs, wire forms and assemblies. For over two centuries, the company has been at the forefront of the UK wire industry. From humble beginnings in Drury Lane, London, the company is now a global supplier of components to the automotive, aerospace, medical and more industries with major manufacturing facilities both in the UK and Bulgaria. To survive in today's economy, having the ability to give customers what they need as quickly and cost effectively as possible, while maintaining the utmost level of quality, is key. William Hughes achieves this goal by substantial annual investment in the most advanced equipment, much of it CNC based, keeping pace with constant technological evolution, and by nurturing a long-term, skilled workforce capable of working to the most stringent quality standards.







DT10 2RZ

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Training provider



Wendy Jenkins

01935 845380

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

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