Apprentice Machining Engineering Technician BRIGHT SCREW CO LTD

Leeds based Bright Screw Company is offering 3x Level 3 Machining Technician apprenticeships. Learning from skilled engineers, you will work toward machining high-precision component parts for the manufacturing sector. You will train on specific CNC machinery an work towards becoming a skilled engineering in 4 years.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Applicants with significant prior achievements may benefit from higher hourly rates. Regular increases in line with performance and/or age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday between 08:00 - 1700 and Friday between 08:00 - 13:00.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

As part of your 4-year apprenticeship, you will be trained and mentored to skilled engineer level in areas of:

  • In-house training by skilled engineers in conventional and CNC machining techniques
  • Loading, proving and programming CNC machines
  • Inspection and quality practices
  • Health and safety training
  • Business improvement techniques
  • Other technical engineering tasks and duties, as required
  • "Off-the-job" training to gain UK recognised engineering qualifications

The training you will be getting

You will work towards the Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard, which includes Functional Skills at level 2 if not already achieved grades 4/C or above in maths and English:

  • Year One through Year 3 - Day release at Appris, Bradford: EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Machining
  • Year One through Year Four, Workplace Training and Mentoring towards achieving the Knowledge, Skills & Behaviours (KSBs)
  • Internal training, development and mentoring with highly skilled engineers in a variety of machining (CNC) areas and other engineering related duties and requirements
  • In your 4th Year, you will continue to work towards your occupational competency in engineering and prepare for independent end-point assessments

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful applicants can look forward to the possibility of a full-time position, post-apprenticeship
  • Further training and job specific development is also a possibility

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade minimum 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade minimum 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade minimum 4/C or equivalent) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Engineering (Grade Level 2 or 3) Desired

Things to consider

This company is located in, Rodley, Leeds, so please ensure you can arrange suitable transport for the start and finish times of the job. It also includes off-the-job training at Appris in Bradford, so please make allowances for the travel

About the employer

The Bright Screw Company Ltd has been located in Leeds since 1930 on the same ever expanding site. Dealing in both stocks of standard fasteners and the manufacture of special turned parts the company services both order on demand and Just In Time services Nationwide using our own fleet of vehicles. Over the past fifteen years the company has become increasingly involved with Stock Management of Industrial Hardware and Turned Parts to an ever increasing Just In Time / Kan Ban customer base. We are stockists of Rawl products, Dormer tools, Dow Corning Silicones, Gesipa & Avdel Rivets and many others.







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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



01274 668149

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

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