PCML in Sandy, Bedfordshire are looking for a Machining Technician Apprentice. You will be joining a work-based programme that delivers a package of on-the-job training. You will develop the skills, knowledge and experience to become a qualified CNC machinist within precision engineering.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 07:30 - 16:15 and Friday, 07:30 - 15:00

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Over the course of the apprenticeship, you will receive quality coaching and mentoring from their skilled engineers in the following areas:

  • Manual Machining - milling and turning
  • CNC (Computer numerical control) - Machine operation and setting – milling and turning and assembly
  • EDM - Electronic Discharge Machining
  • You will be finishing specialisms i.e. deburring, lapping, rumbling, straight graining, ENP (Electro-nickel plating), bead blasting
  • Production Engineering will consist of (CAD/ CAM) Computer Aided Design and Computer-aided manufacturing

In this role your daily tasks will be as follows:

  • You will be responsible for the completion of daily work given and ensure maximum productivity is achieved. And ensure that all produced parts are a high standard every time by using colleagues, equipment and processes that are at your disposal
  • You will inspect material and end products to ensure that all quality expectations are being met and ensure general unit housekeeping is maintained
  • As well as this you will ensure company standards including quality and H&S are maintained at all times

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You will become a qualified CNC Machinist within Precision Engineering on completion of your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

communication skills, Analytical skills, Interpersonal skills, Problem solving skills


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

Things to consider

Only Candidates who have fully completed the Application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice. Candidates must carry out an initial interview with Bedford College.

About the employer

PCML are one of the fastest growing precision engineering and manufacturing companies in the UK. Specialising in the design, manufacture and assembly of precision engineered parts, components, and devices. From start-ups and consultants to large, global giants in the technology, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries: our customers are increasingly looking for dynamic and flexible supply chains with rapid turnaround and customised specifications.




5 Gosforth Close

SG19 1RB

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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 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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jul 2024