Machining Operative Apprentice


Hull, HU10 6RJ

Closes in 2 days (Tuesday 23 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 9 July 2024


We are looking for a machining operative apprentice to join our specialist, family run business established in 1947. We specialise in gear & spline manufacturing including, spiral bevel, helical, spur, racks, angular spiral bevels and hypoid gears. You will learn how to manufacture or cut customers’ blanks to order from drawings or samples.

Annual wage
£12,646.40 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)
Working hours will be discussed at interview with Freedom Engineering, including start and finish times. Training will take place from 9am to 4pm on a day-release basis at Hull Training’s engineering centre.

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 23 September


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

  • Apprenticeship Standard Level 2 Engineering Operative
  • Functional Skills in maths and English at Level 1 or 2 if required
  • Training will take place on a day-release basis at Hull Training’s engineering centre.

Where you’ll work

34 Springfield Way



HU10 6RJ


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.


Essential qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in:

  • English (grade 3 or D)
  • Maths (grade 3 or D)

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
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Number skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Logical
  • Team working
  • Physical fitness

Other requirements

Applicant must attend Hull Training's initial assessment and interview process in order to be considered for shortlisting by the company. Invites to these sessions will be sent via to the email address you have used to apply for this vacancy.

About this company

Founded in 1947 by Mr P. Freeman, Freedom Engineering is a family company, and has spent two generations honing its skills in the manufacture (or cut only) of all types of gears and splines. We are proud of our history and the fact that our customer base extends to just about all sectors of engineering both in this country and abroad. We are proud of the fact that some of the customers we had when the company was started are still with us today. Although the major part of our product is supplied to industry we also make gearboxes and power trains for veteran, vintage, classic and competition vehicles.​ We use the most up to date software currently available for this and have supplied custom made parts for some of the oldest, fastest and most valuable cars in the world. (opens in new tab)

After this apprenticeship

The successful candidate will be given the opportunity of full-time employment upon completion of the advanced apprenticeship if available.

Ask a question

The contact for this apprenticeship is:


Holly or Dave


The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263524.

Apply now

Closes in 2 days (Tuesday 23 July at 11:59pm)

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