As part of the programme, the successful candidate will learn how to; check materials before starting work, become competent using technical information, set up a range of work-holding devices including chucks, fixtures and vices, programme, set and operate CNC machinery. Also completing machining operations & using a range of measuring equipment.

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

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentice salary increases annually through a banding system that awards an average of £5k per year, subject to passing each year of the apprenticeship program and demonstrating increasing competency and skills.

    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

    You will work Monday to Friday. Your start and finish times including your shift pattern will be determined by the employing company.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To maintain a clean and efficient work area
  • Setting up the CNC machine
  • Using time efficiently
  • Contributing towards continuous improvement of the CNC department

The CNC Machinist Apprentice is responsible to the Production Supervisor for the efficient and effective control of the delegated production area:

  • The prime responsibility is to ensure that all products are processed to acceptable quality standards and thereby achieve customer satisfaction
  • Must work within agreed cost margins
  • Coping with a work-load dictated by an unknown daily customer requirement requires a particular set of skills

The training you will be getting

You will study on a Level 3 Machining Technician Standard. On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3.

During the first year of the Apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualification that are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world.

These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is a leading global supplier of sealing solutions. With over 60 years’ experience in composite bearings, our Rotherham facility provides a full service, from engineering concept to delivery of a bearing solution for specialist markets such as marine, hydro & tidal power.




Dodds Close


S60 1BX

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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


AMRC Training Centre Recruitment Team

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jul 2024