Machining Apprenticeship G&B Projects

Apprentice required for general machining role to include operation and setting of conventional small lathes and mills, plus general tooling to support other areas of our operations. Also CNC lathe programming/operation

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Approx. £7.00/hour depending on suitability of applicant. 3% attendance bonus paid quarterly, plus annual bonus paid at companies discretion.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 4.30pm Friday 8.00am – 1.00pm Lunch break 30 mins 1.00pm each day Monday to Thursday, plus 10min breaks twice a day.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

·        Manufacturing of parts to customer drawings in various metals and plastics.

·        Programming and operation of CNC lathe.

·        General maintenance and house-keeping in workshop.

·        Possible tool-making to support other operations in factory.


The training you will be getting

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Hereford (HR4 9SX) / HWGTA located in Worcester (WR4 9GN):

Depending on the vacancy title, you will be undertaking either a Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeship.

Level 2 comprises of:

Duration approximately 18 months, which includes 24 weeks off the job training to cover practical and theory aspects working to complete the following qualifications:

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

EAL Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment.

Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if needed.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Apprentice once qualified to progress into permanent employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Interest in Machining, Willing to Learn, Good time management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Well established small engineering company based in Malvern. 60 years+ experience in machining/business.


G&B Projects





WR14 3NB

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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


Emily Jackson

01905 330732

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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