Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprentice – Technical Support DALAU LTD

Do you want to become part of a team and make a difference? This role will give you the opportunity to work with some of the latest and leading technology in CNC manufacturing and Metrology Inspection. You will be machining and inspecting components that are used in Formula One, Medical, and even components that go up into space!

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 06:30 - 17:00 or 16:30 - 03:00 or Monday - Thursday, 07:00 – 16:30 & Friday, 07:00 - 11:00 (Department & Shift Dependent) with a 30 minute unpaid lunch each day.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day role responsibilities include:

  • Assigned to a production Cell of machines, either in CNC manufacturing (Milling & Turning), R&D or Metrology to learn how to operate those machines safely, effectively and efficiently, whilst maintaining precision and accuracy (Moving from department to department on a rotational basis)
  • Whilst in production they will collaborate with their mentor in the monitoring and optimising of the production rate and running times of machines in the Cell to achieve scheduled delivery dates
  • Whilst in production they will be responsible for producing consistent quality across each and every machine in their care.
  • Work alongside our team of Inspectors and Metrologists to ensure our customers only receive components which are within their specifications and uphold our quality standards
  • To learn and assist in carrying out routine maintenance within their capability level or in the of case of difficulty or anticipated delay, advise the Senior Setter/Team Leader
  • To clean and deburr parts where necessary, boxing and packaging components when required
  • To carries out additional duties as requested by Mentor, Senior Setter(s) or Team Leader(s)
  • To undertake work-based learning assignments with support of NVQ assessor and Mentor

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Qualifications include Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence), and Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • The Apprentice will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Technical Support Technician Pathway
  • College attendance will be at Colchester Institute Campus and online 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Dalau Ltd are committed to giving opportunities to allow the next generation of Engineers to flourish. We hope that by giving our apprentices a solid foundation in the industry that they can then go on to become key members of the business, showing a fresh innovative approach to problems whilst being at the forefront of technological improvements. We are a firm believer in creating a target driven environment so that employees always know what they are working towards and what the reward is at the end of it

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Methodical method of approach


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

- Working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, factory environment. - Shift rotation and cover may be required from time to time. - Frequent manual handling or use of assisted lifting equipment.

About the employer

Dalau Ltd are a market leader in the manufacture of precision plastic components & fluoropolymer products, accredited to AS9100, ISO9001, IS013485, ISO14001 & IS045001. We are based in Clacton-on-Sea - manufacturing and distributing worldwide for over 60 years. Dalau Ltd are a renowned supplier of products into industries such as Medical, Aerospace, Semi-conductor & Chemical, this is down to their ethos of constantly looking at pushing the boundaries of plastic manufacturing by investing the latest technology, both in CNC machining and Metrology.







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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


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team



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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024