Machinist Technician Apprentice J.C. BAMFORD EXCAVATORS LIMITED

Over 3 years, this apprenticeship will equip you for a lifetime of forward thinking engineering work in our manufacturing facilities. Upon completion of the programme will earn you a Level 3 Engineering Technician qualification.

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

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Closing date: 15 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 08:30 - 17:00. Friday 08:30 - 16:00.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You’ll learn in depth how we turn out quality new JCB products to time and budget constraints. You’ll see end to end how we cut, bend, weld and assemble to produce the signature yellow machines.
  • As part of your role as a Machinist, you’ll understand how to machine components from specialist materials using different tools such as; centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines and so much more.
  • Setting up, operating and adjusting equipment settings is part of the process to ensure good quality and efficiency.

The training you will be getting

  • Machinist Technician, Level: 3
  • The JCB Academy
  • 1 day per week 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of your apprenticeship you will go into a Machinist Technician role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

JCB is a world-class, family-owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further.




Lakeside Works



ST14 5JP

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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

Machining 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: 15 Dec 2023