Additive Manufacturing Apprentice


Oxfordshire, OX14 1DZ

Closes in 10 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 July 2024


Alloyed is looking for energetic, practical-minded apprentices with a keen interest in mechanical engineering to join our team. Based at our Production Facility in Abingdon, you'll be part of the process to produce complex parts for customers in aerospace, automotive and electronics, and will learn every stage of the additive manufacturing process.

Annual wage
£22,000 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

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

Training course
Engineering technician (level 3)
Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


2 Years

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


24 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment.

Delivery model:

Work-based training with your employer.
Day release during term time (approximately 36 days per year, over two years).
Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year.
Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required).
Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s time at work.

Qualifications included:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Technical Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)
  • Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

End Point Assessment:

  • Occupational competence validation interview
  • Professional competence assessment
  • Employer endorsement of occupational and professional competence

What next?

The apprentice can progress to complete higher-level qualifications within the industry.

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early.

Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session:

Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session at Witney or Abingdon campus.

This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to any apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions.

As a new Apprenticeship applicant you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session please call us on 01235 216216.

Qualification checks:

By applying for this vacancy you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £6.40 per hour from April 2024. This applies to 16 - 18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over during the first year of their apprenticeship. After this, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Where you’ll work

3 Foxcombe Court, Wyndyke Furlong

Abingdon Business Park



OX14 1DZ


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 technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

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 & English (grade A*- C / 9 - 4)

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


  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working

About this company

Alloyed is a young venture-funded company of around 140 world-class metallurgists, mechanical engineers, technicians, and software developers working across three sites in the UK and one in the US, building the future of advanced metal components. Alloyed is a world leader at producing digital metal components. The company’s additive components division is growing rapidly in response to high demand from customers including Boeing, Anglo American and Rolls Royce. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual looking to join an exciting new business and help make a meaningful impact in the cutting-edge field of additive metal components. As an apprentice, you will work on several projects concurrently, making components for high-end sports cars, VR headsets, aerospace engines, rocket nozzles and more. You will learn how to create complex components which can only be created using 3D-printing, and you will develop project management skills transferrable to any career. When you are not making components, you will maintain key equipment and manage stock levels to ensure a smooth-functioning production environment. In short, you carry out every aspect of manufacture, and are a vital member of the Alloyed team. (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

On going employment and development opportunities may be available to candidates who successfully complete this programme.

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The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261755.

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Closes in 10 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

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