Machining Engineering Apprentice ALFRETON FABRICATIONS LTD

We have a fantastic opportunity for the right candidates who are looking to pursue a career as an engineer, with ongoing support you will become valuable part of our ever so expanding team. To be part of the apprenticeship programme and be trained as a CNC Machinist.

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Closing date: 11 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    NMW for age will be paid to the successful candidate

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 07:00 - 16:00, Friday 07:00 - 13:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Machining of components.
  • Training in the use of CAD.
  • Maintain quality standards of work.
  • Maintaining the equipment and tools required for your job.
  • To follow company policy and guidelines.
  • Produce machined parts to customer drawings or specifications, in accordance with the company’s quality standards and to customer delivery times.
  • Completion of administrative tasks.
  • Maintenance of a tidy efficient workshop and immediate working environment.
  • Maintain quality standards of work in progress.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Machining Technician apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

Mandatory qualifications:

EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
Level: 3

Ofqual regulated

EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) minimum 720GLH.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge)
Level: 3

Ofqual regulated

City and Guilds Machining technician (1273)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This company is committed to offering a long term opportunity for the right candidate and further training relevant to the role along the way.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Time management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential

About the employer

Focusing on quality & continuous improvements in both our machinery & services, we are sub-contractors working to our Customer’s designs or assisting with the design & development of their requirements. We can work from the most basic concepts or replicate broken or obsolete parts. Our objective is to give the best service, manufacturing the finished items to specification & on time. Situated on the A38 near Alfreton, Derbyshire close to J28 of the M1, we offer a delivery and collection service.







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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


Ryan Smith

01623 900479

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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