Engineering Apprentice BONUT ENGINEERING LTD

Bonut Engineering Ltd are looking to recruit an apprentice for their site based in Bredbury. The role will include: producing components using a range of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines and drilling - both manual and CNC. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a career in engineering!

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Closing date: 20 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

    8am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday 8am - 1pm Friday Lunch 30 mins - 1pm to 1:30

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


1. Duties will be as shown below and as outlined during the interview.

2. Your work will normally take place in workshop production areas.

3. You may from time to time be involved in the development of new products and improvement projects.

4. Assist in the sales and purchasing office and develop customer and supplier support knowledge where appropriate.

5. As the company does not have an annual shut down, the role will require flexibility of holidays to fit in with other staff, so that customer service is always maintained.

6. To work to the standards required for the manufacture, assembly and testing of company products.


  • To gain familiarity with the range of company products and processes.
  • To work safely at all times, following all company safety rules and maintaining a tidy work area.  The wearing of appropriate PPE at all times is essential.
  • Supporting colleagues with product machining and assembly and testing.
  • Work enthusiastically to accept the necessary training required in all areas.
  • Producing components using a range of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, drilling machines, both manual and CNC.
  • Liaising with inspectors from compliance organisations e.g. ISO 9001
  • Assisting, where required, in other manufacturing areas.
  • Checking the quality of components to be assembled and report any problems found and/or areas of concern.
  • Keeping accurate records of work carried out.  This is essential for the testing of assemblies. 



Finished product quality is essential and it will be the apprentice’s responsibility to report any problems found with:

  • Individual components
  • Finished assemblies
  • Products on test
  • Equipment being used

Being a small company, the apprentice will be a key member of the production team and must be able to work as an effective team member.



The training you will be getting

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard to include:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills) - Practical Skills Training
  • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge) - Theoretical Knowledge
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

The Skills and Knowledge element of the programme will be delivered at The STEGTA Training Centre based in Flixton, Manchester

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There may be opportunities for further development upon completion of the apprenticeship. This will be discussed and reviewed at key stages of the training. 

As a small business, we plan to recruit and train for long term staff retention, where possible, according to business needs and economics.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Keen to learn, Flexible attitude, Inquisitive


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including English and Maths (Grade Grades A*-C / 9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure that you can travel to the STEGTA Training Centre to undertake your training - postcode M41 6AP. Please do not contact the employer directly - all applications to come via STEGTA.

About the employer

Bonut® Engineering Ltd has been manufacturing engineering components in the UK since 1966 and is now a well-known and trusted supplier of Valves, Bolts and Nuts, engineer’s studs, shaft collars, keys, and precision turned parts, in stainless steel, high grade alloys and non-ferrous metals. We produce components to customers specifications, drawings, and bespoke requirements. We manufacture repetition turned parts and customers’ special products with our in-house CNC and traditional turning and milling machines from “one offs” to large batches. We are an independent privately owned business, based in Stockport, Cheshire in an integrated manufacturing and sales organisation which is focused on competitive friendly customer service. We are committed to the requirements of staff training, quality, health and safety and environmental issues as an integral part of our operation. The Company views these as primary responsibilities and essential to good business relationships. Customer satisfaction is extremely important to us and is promoted through our commitment to our business principles of same day despatch, competitive pricing, high quality, a wide range of products and an innovative UK manufacturing capability which enables us to offer bespoke products at short notice.








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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


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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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