CNC Speedwell- Level 3- Technical Support Apprentice C N C SPEEDWELL LIMITED

The Technical Support Apprentice vacancy at CNC Speedwell Ltd is an opportunity to train for a highly skilled role, gain nationally recognised qualifications and get paid while you learn! Upon completion, you will have attained the skills and knowledge to start your career as an Engineer with CNC Speedwell.

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

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Thurs 8am - 4.30pm and Fri 8am - 12.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be working with the Engineering department and reporting to the Engineering Manager, you’ll be working in a team of experienced colleagues to contribute to the efficient running of our 24-hour operation by striving to reduce tooling costs and improve tooling quality across the business.

You might expect to:

• Set the standards for the tooling suite for each machine.

• Conduct tooling trials to improve quality and reduce cycle times.

• Deliver innovative tool setting solutions to improve quality.

• Manage tool stocks through close liaison with the tool suppliers.

• Create and maintain tooling sheets to instruct the tool setting team and ensure right-first-time tooling.

• Daily walk around the shopfloor to identify any tooling issues.

The training you will be getting

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us, which are fully paid for, including: 

● Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)  – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham in year 1

● Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 

● Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

● In house training in line with your requirements.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion, you will have attained skills and knowledge to start your career as an Engineer with CNC Speedwell.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Commitment to the programme, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

- It is a noisy environment - Salary progression: Age 16 – 18: £6.40 Age 18 – 20: £8.60 Age 21 and over: £11.44 • We have one of Europe’s most up to date, flexible and innovative machine shops. Gain Valuable experience. • Job offer at the end of the apprenticeship. • We Offer on-site parking. • 2024 Refurbishments.

About the employer

CNC Speedwell Limited CNC Speedwell is a part of the Castings PLC Group of companies and is a West Midlands based supplier of machined components to the truck and auto industry. CNC Speedwell Machining Located in Brownhills, West Midlands and Fradley Park, Staffordshire. Its range of CNC machining centres is producing in excess of 6 million pieces each year. Using the latest CNC technology new projects are engineered to optimise production performance and reduce cost. Each new project has its own specially designed fixtures, dedicated cutting tools and individual gauging needs addressed to guarantee the complete quality package. Machine CNC Speedwell aims to optimise production efficiency and minimise production scrap to give the best value machining package. Optimised production methods are supported by up to date Inspection facilities allowing us to confirm and monitor the dimensions, surface finish and cleanliness of our product.




Sadler House

258-260 Lichfield Road


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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

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jun 2024