Machinist Apprentice


West Midlands, B1 3DH

Closes in 18 days (Tuesday 6 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 22 May 2024


We are looking for CNC Machinists and Setter Apprentices to work within our engineering team to gain the required skills and knowledge to support the requirements of a leading established manufacturer of turned parts.

Annual wage
£14,500 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Machining technician (level 3)
7:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday. If the applicant is under the age of 18 they will work half days on Fridays.

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September


4 Years

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

This is a 3 year Level 3 Machinist Apprenticeship, with the first 9 months being full time at the training provider, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG.
Level 3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge)
Please ensure you are able to travel to this address as well as to the company address.

Where you’ll work

Summer Hill Works

Powell Street


West Midlands

B1 3DH


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Machining technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Comply with statutory health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Comply with environmental, ethical and sustainability regulations and procedures: safe disposal of waste, re-cycling or re-use of materials and efficient use of resources.
  • Prepare and set up conventional or CNC machines.
  • Operate and adjust conventional or CNC machines.
  • Apply risk assessment and hazard identification processes and procedures in the work area.
  • Monitor, obtain and check stock and supplies, and complete stock returns.
  • Record information - paper based or electronic. For example, energy usage, job sheets, risk assessments, equipment service records, test results, handover documents and manufacturers' documentation, asset management records, work sheets, checklists, waste environmental records and any legal reporting requirements.
  • Read and interpret information. For example, data and documentation used to produce machined components.
  • Apply engineering, mathematical and scientific principles.
  • Plan and organise own work and resources.
  • Follow and apply inspection, quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Select machining process.
  • Select and setup tooling and work holding devices.
  • Set and adjust machine operating parameters. For example, setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations, loading, proving and validating programs when using a CNC machine tool.
  • Apply machining operations and techniques to produce complex components with features. For example, parallel; stepped; angular diameters and faces; grooves; slots; recesses and undercuts; radii and chamfers; internal and external forms and profiles; reamed; bored; drilled and electro eroded holes; internal and external screw threads.
  • Measure and check components.
  • Select and check condition of tools and equipment. Identify issues, resolve and take action as needed.
  • Identify and action issues in the manufacturing process.
  • Apply fault-finding and diagnostic testing procedures to identify faults. Diagnose and resolve issues. Escalate issues.
  • Maintain the work area and return any resources and consumables.
  • Communicate with others verbally. For example, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Follow machine shut down, safe isolation, handover, start up or warm up procedures. Escalate issues.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques. Devise suggestions for improvement.
  • Apply ethical principles.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English, Maths (grade 4/C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Initiative
    • Physical fitness
    • Interest in engineering
    • Positive attitude
    • Willingness to learn

    Other requirements

    Candidate must have an interest in engineering. The right candidate needs to be motivated and interested in developing their skills to progress further. A driving license is desirable but not essential at the beginning of the apprenticeship.

    About this company

    Solving manufacturing requirements of the most technically demanding parts. With decades of experience, we are the only specialist you need for precision turned components made from brass & more. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be the opportunity to forge a successful career with excellent pay/progression with no limit.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Sue Fisher

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000252742.

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    Closes in 18 days (Tuesday 6 August at 11:59pm)

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