Machine Shop CNC Apprentice (Level 3 Machining Technician) TAYLOR HOBSON LIMITED

A Level 3 Machine Shop CNC Apprentice is required. This is an opportunity to join our expanding team based in Leicester, within a world leading metrology business. The work is varied and includes using a range of manual machines, setting up and operation of CNC machines, reading drawings and using computers and software to aid in the manufacture of components. Full on-site training is provided.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    28 days holiday + bank holidays, age related increases and course staged completion increases in salary, option to join Taylor Hobson Social Club, monthly activities

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 4pm and Friday 7:30am - 12:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Produce components / tooling using a range of manual machines safely and to the required quality and within reasonable time scales.
  • Setup and operate various CNC Machines 3 axis to 5 axis to produce accurate components safely and to the required quality and within reasonable time scales.
  • Read drawings and measure components to the drawing tolerances using various measuring kit.
  • Use computers and software to aid in the manufacture of components.

The training you will be getting


  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Machining Technician

Delivery Method

  • Apprentices attend Loughborough College 1 day per week (Term Time Only).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To be a fully skilled CNC machine operator. Future development could be to progress to a Production Engineer.

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


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths, English and Science (Grade C / 4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

Taylor Hobson Ltd was established in 1886 and acquired by AMETEK in 2004. TH is a world leader in field of surface and form metrology, providing contact and non-contact measurement solutions to the most demanding applications with a worldwide infrastructure to support clients. Markets include optics, automotive, aerospace, medical, precision machining, and next generation technologies, particularly semiconductor, hard disk, precision optics and energy.




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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


Recruitment Team (Loughborough College)

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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