Machining Technician Apprenticeship IVOR SEARLE LTD

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in engineering and join Ivor Searle Ltd as one of our engine remanufacturing apprentices. We seek to offer apprenticeships to 3 potential candidates so that they can learn alongside our experienced technicians about the engineering & remanufacturing process for engines; gearboxes & turbos.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly rate can range from £6.50 to £8.00/hour depending on experience

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 4:30pm and Friday 7:30am to 1:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

Whilst training 'on the job', you will be learning the remanufacturing processes alongside our experienced technicians in each of our production departments for:

  • Engine stripping
  • Crankshafts
  • Cylinder heads
  • Engine blocks
  • Engine assembly
  • Turbochargers
  • Gearboxes
  • Range development

You will be working on a variety of manual machinery and learning to measure and work to close tolerances.

The training you will be getting

  • Successful candidates commence their 48 month Engineering Technician Machinist Level 3 Apprenticeship with the college in September 2023, which will involve day release training at the college (2 days per week for year 1; 1 day per week for years 2 & 3; on site work based learning for the final year) and on the job training
  • Minimum qualifications required for the apprenticeship are 5 GCSEs at grade 4 & above in maths, English, IT & Science (or equivalent).  Don't worry if you don't have your grades yet, if you are due to sit your exams this year we still want to hear from you now

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Further employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship may be offered to the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Good timekeeping


GCSE or equivalent Maths; English; Science; +2 other GCSEs (Grade 4 and above) Essential

Things to consider

The apprenticeships are based in Soham, Cambridgeshire and you will be required to attend college at either West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds or the North Cambs Training Centre in Chatteris

About the employer

Ivor Searle is a long established company and the UK's leading provider of remanufactured engines, cylinder heads, turbochargers and gearboxes.









Jennie Pullum

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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

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