CNC/Router Apprentice Durbin Metal Industries LTD

Durbin Metals are looking to recruit a CNC programmer Apprentice with an eye for detail to operate and maintain our CNC equipment. The job role includes reading and interpreting technical blueprints, inputting design specifications, adjusting machine cutting paths and much more.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £12,675- £14,625

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day tasks include:

  • Reading and interpreting technical blueprints and design
  • Loading raw materials onto the router, at time using a FLT or overhead crane
  • Programming and operating the router safely and efficiently
  • Cleaning and maintaining the router
  • Carry out pre-shift checks
  • Any other warehouse duties that might be necessary

You will eventually be required to work quickly and efficiently, ensuring all products meet the specifications of the client.

The training you will be getting

This is a level 3 Machinist apprenticeship which will delivered over a 4 year period. The apprentice will be required to attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, 2.5 days per week for the first two years as part of the training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship there will be opportunity to become a full time CNC/Router Engineer. There will be routes for further development and possible progression on completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths, Science (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

The right candidate must have a keen eye for detail and be enthusiastic to learn and progress to working independently.

About the employer

Durbins is first and foremost a production unit processing and supplying cut plate and bar across the U.K. Due to recent investment, our cutting facilities can now cater for up to 1000mm thick plate and 21” diameter bar. Due to this continued investment in technology, tooling and efficiencies, it has resulted in significantly shorter lead times, helping us to help you in meeting your own challenges.


Durbin Metal Industries LTD


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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


Sue Fisher

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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