Apprentice Machinist W KNOWLES LTD

This is a great position for a candidate looking to start a career into engineering. the successful apprentice in the role will be learning how to use all the machine tools in a traditional machine shop.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 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, Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include;

  • Shadowing engineers
  • Hand tool work
  • Turning
  • Milling
  • Drilling
  • Learning all aspects of machine work

The training you will be getting

  • The successful candidate will work towards a level 3 engineering technician qualification
  • Delivery method TBC

All apprentices will be required to achieve as  a minimum:

  • An employer approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Depends on the candidate, to be discussed upon completion of the apprenticeship
  • Further progression may well be available in other areas within our sector, upon successful completion of the


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Reliable, Focused, Accuracy skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English Language (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

About the employer

Wilson Knowles & Sons is a family owned Textile Engineering firm, which has operated from its Heckmondwike base since 1861. The business is now run by the Great-Great Grandson of the founder. Wilson Knowles manufactures a range of fibre opening and preparatory machinery.






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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


Shannon Ingham

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering 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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024