Machinist Apprenticeship



Closes in 2 days (Friday 26 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 11 July 2024


Working in a busy and varied engineering environment, you will be maintaining our production machines and support sub-contractors with their work on site. Our provision is being updated and expanded with the sight of growth, you will be part of an excellent team that develops and forward thinks to make the improvements smooth and flawless.

Annual wage
£12,979.20 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
Machining technician (level 3)
Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed with 8 hours a day.

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September


3 Years 4 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

South Devon College provides a 1 day a week training course at Vantage Point, Paignton that aligns with the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours required in the level 3  Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

Qualficiations include;

  • EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge) minimum of 720 GLH or Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) (Development Technical Knowledge) or City and Guilds Machining technician (1273)
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths will be provided for those without GCSE Grade 4/C (or equivalent) if required.  

Teignbridge Propellers will provide inhouse training of Maintenance activities, shadow working and time to build a portfolio of evidence to prove skills gained whilst working on our sites. You will be expected to attend college regularly and maintain the quality of college work. 

Where you’ll work




TQ12 4AW


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

Machining technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Comply with statutory health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Comply with environmental, ethical and sustainability regulations and procedures: safe disposal of waste, re-cycling or re-use of materials and efficient use of resources.
  • Prepare and set up conventional or CNC machines.
  • Operate and adjust conventional or CNC machines.
  • Apply risk assessment and hazard identification processes and procedures in the work area.
  • Monitor, obtain and check stock and supplies, and complete stock returns.
  • Record information - paper based or electronic. For example, energy usage, job sheets, risk assessments, equipment service records, test results, handover documents and manufacturers' documentation, asset management records, work sheets, checklists, waste environmental records and any legal reporting requirements.
  • Read and interpret information. For example, data and documentation used to produce machined components.
  • Apply engineering, mathematical and scientific principles.
  • Plan and organise own work and resources.
  • Follow and apply inspection, quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Select machining process.
  • Select and setup tooling and work holding devices.
  • Set and adjust machine operating parameters. For example, setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations, loading, proving and validating programs when using a CNC machine tool.
  • Apply machining operations and techniques to produce complex components with features. For example, parallel; stepped; angular diameters and faces; grooves; slots; recesses and undercuts; radii and chamfers; internal and external forms and profiles; reamed; bored; drilled and electro eroded holes; internal and external screw threads.
  • Measure and check components.
  • Select and check condition of tools and equipment. Identify issues, resolve and take action as needed.
  • Identify and action issues in the manufacturing process.
  • Apply fault-finding and diagnostic testing procedures to identify faults. Diagnose and resolve issues. Escalate issues.
  • Maintain the work area and return any resources and consumables.
  • Communicate with others verbally. For example, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Follow machine shut down, safe isolation, handover, start up or warm up procedures. Escalate issues.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques. Devise suggestions for improvement.
  • Apply ethical principles.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • 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:

    • English (grade 4 / C)
    • Maths (grade 4 / C)

    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
    • Team working
    • Physical fitness
    • Eagerness to learn

    Other requirements

    Being able to lift and be physically fit is very important in this type of role.

    About this company

    Founded in 1974, Teignbridge is recognised as a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of award-winning propellers and sterngear. Globally, only a handful of companies truly possess the design and manufacturing capabilities to produce high-quality custom propellers. Teignbridge is proudly one of those companies. We design and manufacture propellers, shafts, couplings, sterntubes, shaft seals, rudders, rudder tubes, tie-bars, glass- in P’Brackets, platform P’brackets, ‘A’brackets. All of our customers will benefit from the optimised designs, speak with a member of our sales team to find out more. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    On successful completion of the Apprenticeship standard we would be looking to employ you as full time. We would also consider further training or higher-level courses for the right candidate to take you to the next level within the company.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Antony Sutton

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000264079.

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