Mechanical Engineer Apprentice M V P ENGINEERING LTD

We are looking for an apprentice to join our team where they will receive both college and in-house training from our highly skilled personnel. They will learn how to operate both manual and CNC machines, whilst acquiring a variety of other skills involved within the manufacturing industry.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Benefits include: Company pension scheme. Overtime available at 1.33 x standard rate.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm with a half hour break each day from 1.00pm - 1.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 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

Day to day responsibilities include:

  • To operate machines within safety guidelines
  • Cleaning and Deburring components
  • Carry out basic maintenance of machines including cleaning, filling coolant and oil
  • Inspect own work and work to Company instructions and drawings
  • Maintain a safe working environment and ensure compliance with health and safety
  • Conduct safety checks and performance monitoring for machining, associated equipment and surrounding work area.
  • Receive, read and interpret engineering data and documentation, engineering drawings and technical data
  • Contribute to or plan the days machining schedule
  • Check and inspect materials to be machined to ensure that they conform to quality standards. Identify and report any issues or faults such as incorrect grades, dimensions and thicknesses
  • Set up, operate, adjust or edit conventional or CNC machining equipment settings and programmes for the machine tool being used
  • Inspect components produced. Adjust the machining equipment or programme and tooling to ensure components meet quality requirements
  • Identify, communicate and report issues affecting machining component quality, quantity and deadlines
  • Complete machining documentation at all stages of the work activity. For example, standard operational procedures, control documentation and contribution to audits
  • Maintain and restore the machining work area, performing housekeeping and waste management as appropriate
  • Ensure tools, unused materials and equipment are returned to a safe, clean and approved condition on completion of machining work
  • Keep stakeholders for example, colleagues and line managers informed about machining work
  • Perform scheduled daily inspection and machine shut down or safe isolation
  • Support continuous improvement activity to address business problems
  • Boxing and packaging components

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Qualifications include: EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Development Competence), EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) and EAL Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • This is a 4 year apprenticeship with college attendance required once per week. The first year is at Braintree campus and years 2 to 4 are at Colchester campus

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This is a full-time position with opportunities for career progression. We hope that by giving our apprentices a solid foundation in the industry that they can then go on to become key members of the business, progressing to operating CNC machines.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Workwear and all protective equipment will be provided and there is free on site parking available.

About the employer

Combining vast experience in the design and manufacture of CNC machined components and a dedication to customer-oriented solutions, our aim is to deliver innovative solutions that help you to meet and exceed your business goals. MVP Engineering ltd produce high quality components. From materials including Plastic - Bronze - Stainless steel - Duplex - Super duplex - Nickel alloy - Titanium. Components from casting - fabrication - bar - billet. We work together to create innovative solutions which help our customers operate more efficiently and effectively.




M V P Engineering

Ferry Quay


IP12 1BW

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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


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships Team


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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024