Apprentice CNC Operator 57-1445 Cooper & Turner Ltd

The candidate will ensure that all work procedures are adhered to in a safe manner whilst maintaining a high quality of work, working towards set deadlines and targets in the most efficient and productive way.

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

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Your start and finish times, including your shift pattern will be determined by the employing company.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Role & responsibilities

  • To be able to program Mazak and Mori Seiki CNC machinery
  • To set and operate CNC machines with mazatrol and fanuc controls
  • To work to customer specifications with minimum supervision, once trained
  • To work to tight tolerances and be responsible for your own work ensuring the highest quality is maintained at all times
  • To work to your own initiative and understand the manufacturing process
  • Report any tooling requirements to your immediate supervisor
  • Keep a clean and manageable working area
  • To take responsible approach to Health, Safety and Environmental risks in relation to your own job role and to control the risks or report them to management as appropriate
  • Ability to identify hazards

Key Role Objectives: To deliver business/functional results, whilst developing and working towards the strategic core competencies and acting in the spirit of the company values (START: Safety, Team Work, Accountability, Respect and Trust)

The training you will be getting

You will study on a Level 3 Machining Technician Standard. On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3:

EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

Cooper & Turner began life in the 1800’s in England and today we are a multi-national corporation with manufacturing and distribution facilities around the world. As early as the 1960’s, we were adding innovation to the fastener industry, supplying high strength friction grip fasteners. It was at that time that we designed and patented the ‘Coronet’ Direct Tension Indicator. This ensured correct torque tensioning for high strength bolting assemblies. This innovative, time-saving product soon established the company as the world leader in structural bolting. We are still adding innovations to all our markets, including wind, construction, rail and tunnelling. We are also continuing to invest in the future, significantly in 2019 we merged with Beck Industries. This has added new products and new safety critical markets to us, including Oil & Gas, Petrochemical and Subsea. We continue to support projects where customers count on us for the provision of high quality safety critical fasteners. Today, we are a $200m corporation with a global workforce of over 1,100.


Cooper & Turner Ltd


Templeborough Works

Sheffield Road


S9 1RS

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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


AMRC Training Centre Recruitment 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

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jul 2024