Mechanical Engineering Apprentice HOPWOOD GEAR LTD

This is an Apprentice role, we have over 100 machines on site and full training will be given on how to operate each one. Training will be given in all aspects of the job working alongside qualified and experienced members of staff. Role will include Gear Box repair and refurbishment, precision engineering, and taking on new engineering tasks.

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Closing date: 16 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,158.72 to £20,048.08

    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 to Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Friday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Duties to Include:

  • Lathes
  • Milling machines
  • Gear cutting equipment to name a few
  • To take on new engineering tasks under the supervision of senior staff
  • CNC Machining throughout our facility using the latest CAM software
  • Gear Cutting and Gear Grinding to Din 4
  • Gear Box repair and refurbishment
  • Precision Engineering

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard 
  • Apprenticeship learning will take place in the workplace and the candidate will be expected to attend the Rochdale Training centre in Rochdale

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Once qualified, progression is offered to the correct candidate, this could include a full-time position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

We are a family-run power transmission solutions company and have been established for nearly 50 years we have been providing high quality products to the industry and specialise in CNC techniques. What makes our apprenticeship different from any training school / college is the fact that our apprentices get to learn / train on very expensive high-end gear machines








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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


Nathan Finn

01706 631417

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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