Machine Engineering Apprentice



Closes in 20 days (Monday 12 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 31 May 2024


An exciting opportunity to work for a hydraulics engineering company based just outside Canterbury. To learn the knowledge and skills needed to become an Engineering Machinist.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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

Training course
Engineering operative (level 2)
40 hours between 8.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday, inc some Saturday overtime.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Saturday 24 August


1 Year 6 Months

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

  • Engineering Operative Level 2 Standard.
  • Diploma in Engineering Operations qualification Level 2.
  • Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2 if required. 
  • One day a week workshop at EKC Group, Dover Technical college.

Where you’ll work






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

Engineering operative (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents

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.


Desirable qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • Maths and English (grade 4/C/Level 2 Functional Skills)

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


  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical

Other requirements

Due to the location, must be able to get there ok.

About this company

Since 1981, Showan Hydraulics has been at the forefront of hydraulic cylinder technology – manufacturing and repairing precision hydraulic cylinders and hydraulic rams for contractors, demolition plant, agricultural, marine, refuse collection and general industrial applications. Showan has maintained its premier position through a continuous programme of investment in expertise and technology, and an innovative approach to problem solving. We have identified inherent weaknesses in old hydraulic cylinders and created new sealing configurations that increase reliability and time between failures, thus reducing down-time. Our palindromic hydraulic cylinder for vehicle transporters is a perfect example of our expertise and lateral thinking. Showan Hydraulics continues to focus on future innovations in hydraulic technologies and applying our unique, practical expertise to create optimum solutions for the world's leading organisations. (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

  • Could lead to a full-time position. 

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The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000254725.

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Closes in 20 days (Monday 12 August at 11:59pm)

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