Hydraulic and Engineering Services Ltd, a leading hydraulic repair company, is in search of a motivated individual to join our team as an Apprentice Machinist. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow within a dynamic work environment while gaining hands-on experience in the world of machining.

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Closing date: 05 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn and Operate Machinery: Collaborate with experienced machinists to comprehend and operate various machining tools such as lathes, milling machines, and CNC equipment (L3)
  • Reading Engineering Drawings: Interpret technical drawings and blueprints to grasp product specifications and machining requirements
  • Quality Control: Ensure precision and accuracy in every machined product by conducting quality checks and inspections
  • Tool Maintenance: Acquire skills in maintaining and caring for machining tools, ensuring their optimal functionality
  • Safety: Adhere to all safety protocols and guidelines to promote a secure working environment
  • Problem Solving: Work with the team to troubleshoot and resolve machining issues, contributing to continuous improvement

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Engineering Operative Standard (Mechanical Mechinist)
    Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
  • Development of knowledge, skills & behaviours required to complete the Engineering Operative Standard (Mechanical Machinist)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To hopefully secure a full-time position in a machining role

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent X 5 to include English, Maths (Grade (Grade A*-C/9-4)) Desired

Things to consider

Busy workshop environment

About the employer

Hydraulic and Engineering Services Ltd is a versatile engineering company specialising in the repair, supply and manufacture of hydraulic cylinders and associated hydraulic equipment relating to machinery, mobile plant, cranes and marine. Our Site Service division cover a range of disciplines including diagnostic work, new installations, removal and re-installations of components, upgrades, renewals, hose replacement service, and system monitoring.




Units 5-

7 Victory Park

Trident Close


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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 Recruitment

01622 625999

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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