Apprentice Inspector (CNC machine components) A D P PRECISION ENGINEERING LTD

ADP are looking for an Inspection apprentice, who will work within this CNC machine workshop. You will be required to prepare the work area, ensuring that it is safe and free from hazards, to obtain all relevant and current documentation, and to obtain the tools and equipment required.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 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 - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday, 7.30am – 1.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Dec 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • They will be required to prepare the work area, ensuring that it is safe and free from hazards, to obtain all relevant and current documentation, and to obtain the tools and equipment required
  • They will be required to select the appropriate inspection equipment, based on the features to be checked and the accuracy to be measured. This will involve checking that the appropriate equipment is within current test dates and, where necessary, setting up and calibrating the equipment ready for the inspection operations to be performed
  • In carrying out the inspection activities, they will be expected to check the components for both dimensional and geometrical accuracy, and this may be required to be undertaken at various stages of manufacture, such as random sampling during production, pre-assembly, intermediate and final assembly
  • Components to be inspected could include machined components, the learner can inspect mechanical products, in accordance with approved procedures

The apprentice will learn a variety of inspection methods and techniques using manual and electronic equipment.

The apprentice will learn how to operate the following:

  • Surface texture measuring machines (Talysurf)
  • Micrometres
  • Gap gauges
  • Feeler gauges
  • Plug gauges
  • Shadow graphs
  • Verniers
  • Protractors

The training you will be getting

  • Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • End point assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time position upon completion of apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

We offer a wide range of high-precision CNC machining, produced by a dedicated team of skilled tradespeople combining decades of precision engineering experience to a global market.







NE15 9HW

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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