Halifax Numerical Controls is looking for an apprentice to come and join the team. The ideal candidate would start by learning the basic skills of mechanical engineering, machine tool assembly and alignment.

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

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30, pm Friday 8.30am to 2pm.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 May 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The candidate would be responsible for;

  • Assembly
  • Alignment
  • Working of the mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic parts of the machine.
  • As part of the apprenticeship the candidate will be taught a range of new skills to help develop them into a competent engineer.
  • They will shadow the engineering staff on the shop floor and be given a varied range of tasks to support them through the apprenticeship programme.

The training you will be getting

The successful candidate will work towards gaining a Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship standard.

The apprentice will be based at Halifax Numerical Controls Ltd and the apprenticeship will be delivered on day realise at the calderdale college engineering centre, date to be confirmed.

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

Should the candidate show the necessary aptitude, then they could move onto commission engineer / mechanical design of machine tools. The majority of our machine are for export to this aspect of the job would involve international travel.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Time Keeping, Punctual, Focused, Hands on, Mechanically minded


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

About the employer

HNC’s products are radically transforming the roll production industry. The range of automatic roll Builders, Grinders, Groovers, and Duplexer are the most advanced machines of their type in the world. Fully automatic machining of rolls means that quality is high and consistent and not dependent on operator skill levels. Duplex capability enables complete manufacture of grooved rolls in one single operation.








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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 May 2024