Apprentice Machine Shop Engineer (35761) WYMBS ENGINEERING LTD

To assist the skilled staff in supportive tasks for setting and operating a variety of CNC and manual machine tools. The work will be varied and flexible to support a fast paced production environment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.00am - 2.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    15 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

A normal day would include:

  • Receiving material goods in and checking all orders
  • Cutting to size on power saw to tape measure length, deburing and preparing raw material for machining
  • Setting new cutting tools in holders and measuring offsets
  • Setting raw material in machine clamping methods such as vices or jigs
  • Using manual machines like centre lathe to turn finished components
  • Using measuring equipment such as micrometres, verniers and slip gauges to check and inspect dimensions to 0.01mm accuracy
  • Deburr and finish components using files, sanders, scrapers
  • Wash and degrease finished components ready for assembly

What you could go on to do:

  • BTEC technical certificate

How you will be supported:

  • Trained and advised by other skilled machinists and the workshop foreman

What will happen next:

Once your CV has been selected, you will be invited to an interview where you will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy
  • Any training you need to complete
  • Answer any questions you have

What the next steps will be

How you could get there:

  • If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take

The training you will be getting

  • Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 maintenance and operations engineering technician qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Time management skills, Willing to learn, Able to work independently


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

About the employer

Wymbs Engineering Limited is a family business founded some thirty years ago by Managing Director, Brendan Wymbs. The company is in Poynton, Stockport in the North West of England, only a 35-minute drive from Manchester airport. From a small fabrication workshop, servicing and upgrading “worn out” machinery in the bakery and confectionery industries, Wymbs Engineering has grown to occupy a leading role today as manufacturers of a unique range of pressurised manifold depositing systems for light, aerated and delicate masses, as well as bespoke processing lines for the chilled foods sector such as cream doughnut and chocolate éclair lines, injection systems for choux buns and cream slice lines. The facility in Poynton has the following trade areas on site - Manual and CNC machine tools (Lathes and Millers), Mechanical Assembly, Electrical Panel Building, TIG Welding







SK12 1YL

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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

Maintenance and operations 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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jan 2024