Apprentice Mechanical Engineer SWANN-MORTON LIMITED

World-leading surgical blade manufacturer Swann Morton Limited, wishes to appoint a Mechanical Engineering apprentice at its premises in Sheffield.

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Closing date: 28 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 Friday times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The successful candidate will train within the Engineering Department at Swann Morton.

The training will consist of:

  • Bench work
  • Measurement
  • Calculations
  • Reading engineering drawings
  • Milling
  • Turning
  • CNC machining
  • Surface grinding
  • Fitting/assembly
  • Welding
  • Fabrication
  • Maintenance
  • Repair to site-based equipment

The apprentice will complete all their training within the Engineering Department.

Work based training will be in conjunction with Engineering study at Sheffield College, with units covering Engineering principles/machining.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Machinist Technician Standard delivered on a day release basis at our Olive Grove Campus in Sheffield. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent 4 subjects including English, Maths and Science (Grade 4/C and above) Essential

Things to consider

Before considering applying for an interview, please consider the following points. • You must be practical and hands on • You must demonstrate initiative and be able to converse with other employees, not just within your own surroundings • You must be dedicated, conscientious, and a reliable individual • You must be organised • You must have excellent time keeping skills • Hardworking

About the employer

Founded in Sheffield during 1932, Swann-Morton have become a world leader in the manufacture of surgical blades, scalpels and handles. It is a name respected globally for quality, precision, consistency and reliability and recognised for combining traditional blade making skills with the latest technology. The preferred choice of many of the World's surgeons, the wide and varied range of products consisting of around 70 individual blades shapes and 30 different handles is also used extensively by other healthcare professionals such as G.P.s, Nurses and Paramedics along with practitioners in the associated fields of Dentistry, Podiatry and Veterinary surgery. Exporting to over 100 countries around the World, Swann-Morton have established an extensive network of overseas distributors supporting the local customer base and ensuring service levels of the highest standard are maintained at all times.




Owlerton Green


S6 2BJ

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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


Stewart Parsisson

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

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