Apprentice Mechanical Engineering Technician PRECISE COMPONENT MANUFACTURE LTD

As an apprentice, you will be joining a work-based programme that delivers a package of on-the-job training and an occupationally relevant qualification. Working alongside college delivered units, you will develop the skills, knowledge, and experience to become a qualified CNC machinist within precision engineering.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Enrolment onto the company health scheme - Healthshield (following successful probation)

    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

    Monday to Thursday, 07:30-16:15. Fridays, 07:30-15:00. 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Over the course of the apprenticeship, you will receive quality coaching and mentoring from our skilled engineers in the following areas:

  • Manual Machining – milling and turning
  • CNC Machine operation and setting – milling and turning
  • Assembly
  • EDM – Electronic Discharge Machining
  • Finishing specialisms i.e., deburring, lapping, rumbling, straight graining, ENP (Electro-nickel plating), bead blasting
  • Production Engineering (CAD/ CAM)

Daily Tasks:

  • Be responsible for the completion of daily work given
  • Ensure maximum productivity is achieved
  • Ensure that all produced parts are to a high standard every time by using colleagues, equipment and processes that are at your disposal
  • Inspect material and end products to ensure that all quality expectations are being met
  • Ensure general unit housekeeping (6S) is maintained.
  • Ensure company standards including quality and H&S are always maintained

The training you will be getting

The practical training period is the time dedicated to the development of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours for your Apprenticeship which includes the following components:

  • EAL Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) Level 2
  • EAL Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge) Level 2
  • EAL Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Machining (Development Competence) Level 3
  • EAL Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) Level 3
  • Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 (if required)

The apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence.

You will attend college 1 day per week and 4 days spent in the Workplace. Towards the end of the practical training period of apprenticeship the training will be all in the Workplace, preparing for the End Point Assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A fully qualified CNC Machinist.
  • Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Active and Engaged Team Member, Positive commitment


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

About the employer

PCML is one of the fastest-growing precision engineering & manufacturing companies in the UK supplying a variety of industries including medical devices, Biotech Design and manufacturing, High-Tech Industrial Solutions & Life Science Products manufacturing. Be a part of a company which will support growth and development in CNC Machinist with PCML. CNC Machine operation and setting - milling and turning







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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


Kelley Blanchflower

01354 699333

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

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