Machining Technician Apprenticeship NEWCOM ENGINEERS LTD

We are seeking applicants to join our apprenticeship scheme . As well as working in the factory you will also go to college to earn your Level 3 qualifications in Engineering. Newcom prides itself in being able to help people on their road to a successful career in precision engineering where they will learn the basic methods of manufacture.

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

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Closing date: 28 May 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

    The working hours are Monday to Thursday 8.00am until 4.30pm and Friday 8.00am until 1.00pm (dependant on college days and times).

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Reporting to:  Machine Shop Manager

Purpose of Role:

Your role as CNC Apprentices will be to learn how to set and operate the CNC machines in a safe and competent manner and to work as part of a team ensuring that production schedules for the Machine Shop are met.  

The successful applicants will attend college for 3 days s a week (in Year 1) and start in our assembly area where you will learn how the machined items fit together as well as getting a good background knowledge for the type of engineering that we do here.


While at college you will be shown how to operate the manual machines and then move on to use the CNC machines at college as well as Newcom, where most of our precision machined components are made.

The training you will be getting

Training and mentoring support will be provided by the Machine Shop Manager and other qualified CNC Machine Operator/Setter/Programmer.

  • Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in English & maths (exemptions apply)

During the first year of the Apprenticeship, you will spend 3-days in-college during term-time and 2-day spent in the Workplace. Into years 2 to 3 years, you will attend college 1 day per week and 4 days spent in the Workplace.

Towards the end of the practical training period of apprenticeship the training will be all in the Workplace, preparing for the End Point Assessment. 

The apprentice would be assigned aassessor through the college, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence. The knowledge side would be provided via day release workshop attendance, assignments, evidence of workplace competence. Portfolio would be checked via an online Smart Assessor.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Newcom are a progressive company and value their workforce to development grow their engineering careers within. For the right candidates, there may be a permanent position on successful completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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

Things to consider

Must have a genuine interested in engineering and therefore willing to commit to this apprenticeship training. If you feel you have the right credentials and self-motivation for the above position and are looking to start your career in a friendly company with an attractive salary, including 23 days holiday, then consider applying for this apprentice post. Good hand-eye co-ordination. Good with using tools.

About the employer

Newcom Precision Engineers were established in 1989 as a dedicated machining workshop where we have been producing precision-engineered components from the start. We are staffed by a team of dedicated skilled and technical engineers from the age of 64 down to 16! Our non-production staff are also well informed so that our customers are able to call upon a vast wealth of experience throughout the company. This has enabled us to pride ourselves in quality, reliability and of course good customer relationships, which has meant that Newcom has been continuing to manufacture for some customers since we first started.







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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



01223 418778

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

Please send you CV direct to the email address to

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 May 2024