Machining Technician Apprentice BSP ENGINEERING SERVICES (UK) LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful engineering company that is family owned and run and has a passion for wanting to develop new talent to the engineering field.

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Closing date: 10 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Wages will be dependant on age, but may also be reviewed based on competency and experience.

    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 Friday between 07.30 - 16.00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will learn a wide range of metal working skills and techniques including – setting and running of turning and milling machines
  • You will be involved in skilled, complex work, machining components from specialist materials using CNC tools such as lathes, vertical and horizontal milling, and single and multi axis machine tool centres
  • You will be expected to use set up sheets and drawings to machine various part to a high level of accuracy and to tight deadlines
  • You will be expected to adhere to all policies and procedures and ensure workplace safety is practised at all times 
  • You will be expected to maintain a clean and safe working environment

The training you will be getting

For the full apprenticeship, candidates will complete:  
Level 3 EAL Extended Diploma in Machining (Development & Knowledge). 
For the End Point Assessment (EPA) apprentices will undertake a practical demonstration with questions, a knowledge test and an interview underpinned by the portfolio. 
This apprenticeship also aligns with the following professional recognition: 
Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) for Engineering Technicians (EngTech). 
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for Engineering Technicians (EngTech). 
Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for Engineering Technicians (EngTech). 
Apprentices must attend college sessions one day per week at the Ipswich Road campus, located near Norwich city centre. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A position may be available for the right candidate following successful completion of the apprenticeship. The business is looking for somebody who wants to develop and gain a position following their apprenticeship.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Safe, Observational Skills, High Level of Accuracy, Practically Minded, Good Time Keeping, Able to Follow Instructions


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

Things to consider

Applicants who are currently undertaking or sitting GCSEs should include their predicted grades on their application. If successful for this position, you will be offered a conditional place on the apprenticeship, subject to you meeting the entry requirements listed above. Please be advised that we are not accessible by public transport – the nearest bus and train stations are over 6 miles away OWN TRANSPORT IS ESSENTIAL

About the employer

CNC machining sub-contract precision engineering company with extensive CNC machining capabilities; including 5 axis machining, turning, milling, sliding heads and turned parts. We believe in building and training the future of the company by working with local education establishments to provide the foundation of theory, alongside working with our team of very experienced engineers to provide the hands on knowledge that cannot always be learned from a text book.







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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


Lindsey Flatt

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

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