Ardent Ltd are looking for apprentices to join their engineering team. "People are our most important asset that's why being a successful business and a fantastic place to work go hand-in-hand". You will be dealing with tasks like cutting material, using tools and equipment to complete tasks, checking machines are running correctly and safely, plus more.

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Closing date: 06 Jul 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

    Currently: Monday to Friday - 08:30 to 17:00 with the chance of overtime (breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • In process inspection
  • Selecting materials for use
  • Cutting Material (Saw)
  • Running Pre-set machining centres
  • Daily checks of machines
  • Programming & editing of machine tools
  • Forming & bending using machine tools
  • Deburring Linishing
  • Assembly of Component parts
  • Testing Hydraulic/Pneumatic

The training you will be getting

  • Manufacturing Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprenticeship training will be delivered at Printworks Campus
  • Training will be delivered one day per week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • As a growing company there will be future roles for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Reliable, honesty


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

About the employer

We’re Ardent, and we’re a team of experts dedicated to advancing business and people safety in some of the World’s most challenging environments. Since 1993, we’ve been committed to protecting human life, business assets and social safety; initially in areas of high risk and regulation such as mining and quarrying. And wherever personal and professional safety have been a critical consideration, Ardent has continued to innovate solutions that consistently optimise operator confidence and mitigate your commercial exposure.







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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


Katie Elsworth

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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