A&P Falmouth Machinist Apprenticeship A & P FALMOUTH LIMITED

You can make a difference and help to fill Cornwall's skills gaps by becoming one of A&P Falmouth's latest intake of Machinist apprentices. A brilliant opportunity to train and work with professional trades people in a fascinating ship repair environment.

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

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Closing date: 19 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The apprentice wage will rise in each year of the apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 07:45 - 15:45. Weekends and shift work when applicable. The dockyard runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Centre lathes
  • Milling   
  • Horizontal and vertical boring 
  • Drilling
  • Working to very precise tolerances 

The training you will be getting

  • EAL L3 Extended Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • EAL L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Machinist (Development Competency) 
  • Study at Truro and Penwith College
  • 4-days a week at the workplace
  • 1-day a week at college

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of the apprenticeship the opportunity is there to gain full-time employment within the engineering team and to progress into a supervisory role and with the right attitude and initiative on to department management and project management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 or 5) Essential

Things to consider

A&P Falmouth (Falmouth Docks) is a ship repair and refit yard. The successful candidates will be working in the Machine Section of a large Engineering Workshop and occasionally on board ships in the dry dock. The dock yard runs 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

About the employer

A&P Falmouth is part of the A&P Group, we are a Ship repair facility operating 3 dry docks as well as Port Operations and Marine Designs. With a proud history of quality driven Engineering Excellence spanning six decades from three strategic locations in the UK, A&P remain committed to our workforce and being a partner of choice to all of our customers.




The Docks


TR11 4NR


David Mayle



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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

Employer's Application Instructions

The process starts with an application form. All application forms are reviewed and filtered. Then some basic skills tests and an informal interview. This can then lead to a formal interview including a short practical test. There will then be a 2 or 3 day workplace assessment.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Apr 2024