Conventional and CNC Machinist Apprentice Birmingham Precision Engineering Ltd

We have a great apprenticeship opportunity to train and learn from a highly skilled workforce of precision engineers in Birmingham. They complete subcontract CNC machinist work, covering Automotive, Aerospace, Medical, Marine and Oil and Gas industries.

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Closing date: 14 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Mon-Thurs: 7:30 – 16:30 Fri: 7:00-13:00 (30 mins for lunch, 10min am break)

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be trained to operate all machinery both conventional and CNC throughout your apprenticeship and your 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.
  • Spark and wire erosion.
  • In progress quality assurance including first off inspection.
  • Operating & using quality/inspection equipment.
  • Health and safety training.

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 possibiity of a secured role within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Number skills, Initiative, Punctual, Enthusiasm about the industry, Willingness to learn


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

About the employer

We offer a wide range of engineering services such as assessment, refurbishment and repair, with our primary operation being that of a sub contract machine and assembly shop. With CNC and conventional machine shop produces, we produce a wide variety of precision quality parts, utilizing low and high value materials. We work in the automation, oil and gas industries, together with general and precision engineering applications. Our well-equipped machine shop allows a wide range of parts to be produced, also machine operations to be performed on larger castings & fabrications such as gear boxes & base plates. Avoiding maximum allocation of equipment enables us to support local business with essential quick turn-round work, usually associated with break down and critical parts failure. Shafts, bearing assemblies, pulleys, sheaves, gears, wear parts & valve parts are all typical examples. Repeat business is the mainstay of our work and we enjoy a varied client base; most of whom have been valued customers for many years - having proved our ability catering for business’s of every size, locally, nationally and internationally. We are an ethical Company with trust and friendship an in built part of our quality work.


Birmingham Precision Engineering Ltd


Birmingham Precision Engineering Ltd

Unit 7, Mainstream Industrial Park

Mainstream Way

B7 4SN

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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