Join us and shape your skills on the forefront of engineering excellence at Goodman Precision, based in Milton Keynes. This Machining Technician Apprenticeship is a career that carves your future with precision.

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

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon – Fri 8:00 – 16:30

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

You'll dive into the world of 3 and 5 axis CNC milling and turning, and play a pivotal role in creating intricate components for elite Formula One teams, cutting-edge powertrain technologies, vital medical innovations, and pioneering hybrid projects.

Duties will include:

  • Setting and operating our CNC machines
  • Ensuring that all production requirements are maintained in line with daily plans
  • Monitoring and maximising machine outputs and reports
  • Ensuring all quality inspection checks are made throughout manufacture and in accordance with procedures
  • Ensuring all paperwork is accurately completed and filed in the relevant place
  • Always adhering to the Company’s hygiene and quality standards
  • Ensuring that correct cleaning procedures are followed and recorded
  • Complying with all legal requirements in respect of Health & Safety of self and others
  • Demonstrating good employee relations within the team and to other departments
  • Working as part of a team providing necessary support if required

We reserve the right to close applications earlier than the specified closing date if the volume has been reached.

Salary: Year 1 from £14,000 per annum. Increases annual with service and age

The training you will be getting

You'll be studying at the Innovation & Technology, one day a week at Milton Keynes College for the Machining Technician Apprenticeship.

Throughout your apprenticeship you'll get:

- Expert mentors / trainers who will guide you through your apprenticeship
- Hands-on learning, who will give you real-world feedback 
- Modern facilities with ample access to tech equipment and resources and much more!

For the machining technician, The qualification(s) required is: EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) or Pearson BTEC L3 diploma in Advanced manufacturing engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge) or City and Guilds Machining technician (1273)

Machining technician / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At the end of your apprentice, our aim is to have highly skilled and competent machinist that can join company on a long-term basis.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills


GCSE or equivalent maths, english & a science related subject (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Goodman Precision Engineering is an established company with a successful track record in the manufacture and production of parts for a variety of industries, primarily in Motor sport and High Performance Automotive. We continue to invest in the latest technology, to ensure that we are at the forefront of engineering developments. From our comprehensive facility, we have the capacity CNC Milling and Turning, CAD CAM programming, and CNC CMM inspection with full time inspectors working to our ISO9001 accreditation.  




17-19 Erica Road, Stacey Bushes

Milton Keynes

MK12 6HS

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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

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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 21 Jun 2024