Engineering Machining Apprentice I Holland Limited

This is a fantastic engineering apprenticeship opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to work within a dynamic engineering company based in Long Eaton. As a machinist you will be setting/programming machinery/equipment, meeting standards of quality/quality procedures and achieving throughout/scheduling requirements.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage is a starting salary and increases each year throughout the apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.00am-4.30pm and Friday, 8.00am-3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Setting/programming of machinery/equipment
  • Productive running of machinery/equipment
  • Meeting standards of quality/quality procedures
  • Achieving throughout/scheduling requirements
  • Ensuring equipment/work area is safe, clean and tidy
  • Assist in the development of equipment and process of ongoing improvement
  • Ensuring good communication and teamwork
  • Follow company policies and guidelines
  • To read and understand all work instructions, drawings and inspection reports

The training you will be getting

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • You will be expected to work towards the Machining Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group
  • Full on job training and day release to college

Your apprenticeship will include:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Machining (Development knowledge)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time job with the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
AS Level or equivalent Physics (Grade Pass) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to Derby for day release. Applicants have to be at least 18 for working on the shopfloor at this employer

About the employer

I Holland Limited is the leading manufacturer of tablet tooling (punches and dies). We supply this precision tooling and other complimentary equipment to pharmaceutical, confectionery and other powder compressing industries in nearly 100 countries world- wide. Based in Long Eaton we have over 150 employees working at the Company and will be celebrating 77 years’ in business this year.


I Holland Limited


Meadow Lane

Long Eaton


NG10 2GD

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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


James Sayles

01246 500500

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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