Apprentice Machining Technician HORIBA MIRA LIMITED

Our Basildon site conducts environmental and performance testing for the transport, defence and aerospace sectors, with a strong focus on testing the integrity of electric vehicle batteries and systems that are still under development. Within this, we are looking for someone to join the team and help enhance our machining capabilities.

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

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Closing date: 26 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary will be reviewed on an annual basis, and will progressively increase to reflect your development towards a Technician role. The Company also offers a bonus scheme subject to profit targets.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm, with possible shift work as you develop competence.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Machining of various materials to supplied engineering drawings and tolerances.
  • Use of manual lathes, milling machines, drills, saws, and other traditional machines.
  • Desiging, costing, planning, manufacture and assembly of jigs, rigs and fixtures.
  • Material handling, including goods in/out, identification, quality checks and inspection measurements.
  • Setup and changeover of complex test facilities.
  • Development and setup of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Building electrical systems including harnesses and sensors of various types.
  • Maintaining a safe and clean working environment for yourself and the team.
  • Test facility maintenance and repair.
  • Input to continuous improvement and problem resolution activities.

The training you will be getting

  • Through a combination of day release at college, and on-the-job learning in the workplace, you will achieve a Level 3 Machining Technician qualification.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completing the apprenticeship you will become a Technician.
  • Progression from here can led to a Senior/Engineering Technician, and then Engineer, Project/Senior Engineer, and Principal Engineer.
  • The Company will provide support to achieve the necessary qualifications required to progress into these roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Any (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Essential

About the employer

HORIBA MIRA has over 75 years of heritage in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles. Our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. Every journey in the world is positively influenced by us.




Unit 1, Quatro Park

Paycocke Road


SS14 3GH


Julian Webber

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

After the closing date, successful candidates will then be invited to undertake some online aptitude tests. Those shortlisted from this process will then be invited to an interview at our offices in late April / early May.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 May 2024