We are looking for a CNC laser apprentice to join our team in Cramlington. You will gain a wide and varied understanding of techniques along with programming skills.

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Closing date: 12 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Thursday: 08:00 - 16:00. Friday: 07:30 – 13:00.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manufacturing of products to quality standards to achieve KPI targets
  • Reporting product, process and documentation issues to the Laser Manufacturing Supervisor
  • Supporting continuous improvement of manufacturing processes
  • Ensuring organisation and cleanliness of working area
  • Assisting with maintenance of Company Quality Documents

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard.

You Will Gain:

  • Gain a wide and varied understanding of machining techniques along with programming skills
  • Work on exciting engineering projects
  • Gain a skill for life
  • Be exposed to exciting future career opportunities

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The right candidate may have the opportunity to become a professional CNC Laser Operator within a full-time position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative


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

About the employer

Welcome to Tyneside Lasers Ltd, where, using state of the art laser cutting technology, we can be your local supplier of a subcontract laser cutting service, adding a bespoke engineering solution to your already successful business. Based in a 9000sqft factory in Cramlington, Northumberland, we are centrally located to all major North East access roads, and, being able to operate 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, we are ideally positioned to deliver on your requirements time and again. Whether it's a one off prototype, or multiple thousands of parts in batch quantities, Tyneside Lasers will deliver on their commitment time and again. Tyneside Lasers have invested heavily and boast the newest Trumpf Fibre Laser model currently available in the UK, and have the first UK installation of the new L81 Series 3040 Fiber Tru-Laser 3040. Utilising the latest Trumpf fibre optic technology, this machine is the most advanced subcontract machine on the market, with a cut quality and production speed that's second to none




Nelson Industrial Estate

Unit 5, Easter Park

Baker Road

NE23 1WQ

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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

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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