CNC Engineering Apprentice Glassworks Hounsell Ltd

This is a great opportunity to work for an engineering company that has over 100 years of experience in tube fittings. Duties will include solving production/process problems, monitoring CNC machines & work in progress etc.

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Closing date: 24 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Higher rate of pay available depending on qualifications and the company run a regular incremental salary reviews based on increase in productivity, attitude and behaviours.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 08:00am - 16:00pm Friday - 08:00am - 13:00pm 30 minutes

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties will include:

  • Milling.
  • Turning.
  • Bench fitting.
  • Set & run CNC.
  • Daily/monthly maintenance requirements of machines.
  • Solving production/process problems.
  • Monitor CNC machines & work in progress.
  • Understanding mechanical drawing.
  • In progress quality assurance including first off inspection.
  • Operating & using quality/inspection equipment.
  • Health and safety training.
  • Will be trained up on all machinery on the site including assembly and testing.
  • Business improvement techniques.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will receive on the job training and guidance from your employer and will also attend Sandwell College 1 day per week to achieve your Level 3 Engineering Technician qualifications.

After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence).
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge).
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The company will support further development of:

  • Higher Apprenticeship Level 4.
  • Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Train the right candidate up to become a commissioning engineer, working on installing and commissioning of their equipment onsite at the customer premises globally.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Self-motivated and proactive, Confident


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Based in the heartland of Britain’s industrial heritage we offer engineering excellence borne from our long history of manufacturing and evolving capabilities. We are a family owned business that has a tradition that dates back to our foundation in 1877 and we adhere to core values that have stood the test of time. How well our glass manufacturing products work and how long they last drive our commitment to quality. It’s about delivering value for money and on our promises into more than 50 countries world-wide. Glassworks has both an intricate knowledge of and proud history in the Glass Industry that dates back more than 50 years. This experience and expertise is our key to delivering customer specific projects on time and on cost. All our engineering is of both the highest standards and quality and is carried out in house. Glassworks Hounsell has been ISO Registered for more than 15 years allowing us to remain a leading manufacturer of all batch charger types and specialist machinery. Put our experience to work for you.


Glassworks Hounsell Ltd


Glassworks Hounsell Ltd

Park Lane


B63 2QS

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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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