Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship (Machining Technician Level 3) FORT VALE ENGINEERING LIMITED

Fort Vale Engineering are recruiting for 7 x CNC Machining Apprentices.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 7:30am - 4:15pm. Friday, 7:30am - 12:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    7 available

What you will do in your working day

  • You will spend your first year 'off the job' at a training provider of our choice, learning all disciplines related to the machining apprenticeship.
  • You will train on both manual and CNC lathes and milling machines, aswell as learning various fitting techniques.
  • On your return to the company you will spend time in our dedicated apprentice training cell, where you will improve upon the skills already learnt, in preparation for your time on the shop floor for the remainder of your apprenticeship.

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards gaining your Level 3 diploma during your first 2 years, and be eligible to continue onto your HNC in Mechanical Engineering by the end of your 4th year.
  • You will complete the Machining Technician Level 3 Standard Apprenticeship over the 4 year duration.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After 4 years, you will be a fully skilled Mechanical Engineer/CNC Machinist.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths/English/Science (Grade 5) Essential

About the employer

Fort Vale Engineering is the world leader in the design and manufacture of valves and fittings for the container tank industry, ensuring the safe transportation and storage of liquids, powders and gases.




Calder Vale Park Simonstone Lane Simonstone


BB12 7ND


Peter Hakin


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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 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

Employer's Application Instructions

Download our application form, then complete and send it back to us along with your C.V and a covering letter to

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Jun 2024