Looking to start a career in Engineering? Do you want to develop your skills with the help of a supportive employer? Don Valley Steel are looking for a highly motivated individual to join their company as a Machining Apprentice. You’d be based at their Sheffield site and assist with the manufacture of bespoke products.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be regularly reviewed based on performance and course progress.

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday between 06:30-16:30.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    30 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Machining Apprentice, you'll be initially responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Machining of bespoke products using various lathes
  • Work safely and in line with written procedures, carrying out your own risk assessment before commencing work
  • Use a variety of hand tools
  • Undertaking final inspections of finished components
  • Maintaining a clean, organised and productive work area
  • Ensure production timings are met/exceeded

You’ll develop your skills alongside time-served Don Valley Steel employees and other apprentices who are eager to pass on their knowledge, learning a variety of duties and supporting the whole business. You’ll be taught and mentored to achieve your full potential and create the foundation of a career in engineering.   

If you are committed and ready to take your first step into a career with a fantastic employer, then please apply now! This apprenticeship and opportunity with Don Valley Steel will be highly competitive, so don’t miss your chance!

The training you will be getting

  • The successful candidates will continue their studies with apprenticeship specialists, RNN Group at their Rotherham campus on a day release format, giving you the training and support you need to become an all-rounded and successful engineer.
  • The Apprenticeship Standard you will be studying is Engineering Operative – Mechanical – Level 2
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Further industry appropriate training.

A lifelong career in the Engineering industry with Don Valley Steel Fabricators and Engineers Ltd.

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, Initiative, Ability to prioritise workload, Work well under pressure


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C / 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C / 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

This is a successful company with a great reputation that work to tight schedules. They are looking for someone who can get there every morning punctually (consider the company and college location), listen/learn and use their own initiative to quickly become a valued and productive member of the Don Valley team.

About the employer

From its initial conception, Don Valley Steel Fabricators & Engineers Ltd has built a reputation for providing unsurpassed quality and service within the refurbishment, structural, architectural, and secondary steelwork fabrication sectors. They pride their selves on an ability to react to even the most detailed of client requirements, but never losing site of the original philosophies on which the company was built. They're extremely keen to reinforce their existing workforce with apprentices, providing a clear succession plan for the future.







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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


Lorraine Savage

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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