A fantastic opportunity has arisen in an extensive machine shop environment. You will learn, function & operate alongside existing job roles across the company. You will set up machines, monitor & correct them as needed. You will be guided through a training plan that will provide a well rounded experience of the full manufacturing facility.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 08:00 - 16:45 (including 30 minute break) Friday 07:30 - 12:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    43 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Ensure that any health and safety guidelines are followed in accordance with the EHS organisational arrangements roles and responsibilities, including maintaining (and improving where possible) 5S standards and ensuring the correct PPE is worn.

Learn, support, and operate in the following key areas;

  • Milling
  • Turning
  • Grinding
  • Assembly
  • Test
  • Material handling
  • Maintenance
  • Inspection

Learn and support in the following key areas;

  • Environmental and Health & Safety
  • Quality
  • Process Engineering
  • Design Engineering
  • Planning
  • Procurement
  • Finance
  • Other activities and projects as required to support the site.

The training you will be getting

Training will take place at Yeovil College and at the Employer's premises.

1st Year - 2 days a week at College
2nd & 3rd Year - 1 day a week at College
4th Year - primarily in the workplace.
After a period of Engineering foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will develop a wide range of skills throughout the Apprenticeship. If successful in reaching and completing your academic and practical qualifications and goals, a full-time position will be offered within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Mechanical Engineer knowledge


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

Things to consider

Please note the vacancy may close early if successful candidates are found.

About the employer

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Parker’s engineering expertise and broad range of core technologies uniquely positions the company to help solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges.




Blacknell Lane



TA18 8LL

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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


Victoria Davey

01935 845561

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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