Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Level 2 HALIFAX RACK & SCREW CUTTING CO LTD

Halifax Rack & Screw are looking to recruit an Apprentice Machinist who will learn the programming, setting and operating of CNC milling / rack cutting machines, and will work towards a Engineering Operative Level 2 apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8am - 4:50pm Friday 8am - 12:15pm

    Total hours per week: 36.75

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Responsible for programming, setting and operating of cnc milling/rack cutting machines
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Programming to customer drawings
  • Ability to producing finished components to quality requirements
  • Preferably experienced in Haas and Siemens controls
  • To attend and complete any training courses if required
  • Experience of working with volume, small batches and single components
  • Can work to tight limits in a high precision environment
  • Workshop housekeeping

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

Engineering Operative Level 2 which includes:

  • Diploma in engineering operations (skills) level 2
  • Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge) level 2
  • 1 day per week at Bradford College
  • 4 days per week in the workplace. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full-time employement within the business and progession onto level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative, Willing to learn, Hard working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

Must be able to attend Bradford College one day a week (Thursday)

About the employer

Halifax Rack and Screw is a world leader in the manufacture and supply of high quality precision engineered gear rack, precision pinions, precision lead screws and precision nuts. More than 60 years’ experience machining quality products. Gear rack manufactured with tip relief and “Stub Tooth or Semi Topped” tooth profiles for smoother and quieter running. Spur & helical tooth forms up to 45 degree helix and 14½, 20 and 25 degree pressure angles. Quick delivery worldwide on many parts. Volume and prototype quantities to meet the customers needs. Large machining capacity allows for manufacture of longer gear racks and screws. Parts warehoused in the USA for shorter deliveries.








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Training provider



Andrew Lee

01274 728316

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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