We're inviting passionate individuals to begin an exciting journey with us as an Apprentice CNC Machinist where you'll be working with machinery that contributes to our production process. If you're ready to kickstart your career, this is your chance to do so. Join our team and let your skills shine in our supportive and dynamic environment.

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Closing date: 25 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Competitive basic salary with fantastic additional earning potential - Enjoy 25 days holiday plus bank holidays - Uniform, personal protection equipment, and ongoing training.

  • Working week

    Days to be confirmed between the hours of 8.30am - 5.00pm or as per business needs.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • An apprenticeship with us will see you building new skills, while applying your knowledge to real-world live projects. At our Frome production facility we produce fire suppression products that are shipped worldwide. Come be a part of our team and make a real difference in our production process
  • Based out of our Frome production facility our team manufacture fire suppression products. As part of your role, you will be trained in the skills necessary to operate CNC Machinery and contribute to the production process
  • A CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinist operates and programs machine tools such as lathes, mills, and grinders that are controlled by a computer to produce precision metal or plastic parts
  • During the apprenticeship you will work in our tool shop working with various production machinery to produce bespoke components for our fire suppression systems

On-the-Job Work Experience:

  • You'll spend significant time with our qualified CNC Machinists, where you'll learn the skills necessary to develop your skills in a supportive environment
  • Our primary focus lies in the production of sprinkler systems, which are single-use and tailored to meet individual customer specifications. This means that each project we undertake is unique

Opportunities for Growth:

  • Throughout your apprenticeship, you'll have the opportunity to grow and apply the skills and knowledge gained in college in a real workplace setting with the continued support of your mentor. This learning approach ensures that you develop both technical competencies and practical skills essential to become a successful CNC Machinist

The training you will be getting

College Attendance:

  • You'll attend college on either a day release or block release basis, depending on your location and the college's scheduling
  • You will be enrolled on a level 3 Engineering operative qualification
  • This structured education component will complement your on-the-job training, providing you with comprehensive knowledge and skills to become a successful maintenance technician

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon completion of this apprenticeship there are many internal opportunities within the company
  • Many of our previous apprentices have become lead engineers and take control of their own team and projects

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Team working, purpose led, customer driven, future focused


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

This exciting opportunity where you will be working with our highly skilled CNC Machinists each day. Our work can also involve heavy lifting, working from heights and in confined spaces.

About the employer

Johnson Controls is a global leader in technology and industry, serving customers in over 150 countries. Our focus is on creating intelligent buildings, efficient energy solutions and integrated infrastructure. We invite individuals with a passion for engineering to join us in shaping a better tomorrow through our diverse projects and opportunities.




Unit 15A

Handlemaker Road


BA11 4RW


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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

Maintenance and operations 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

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