Engineering CNC Apprentice 5 AXIS LTD

To gain skills programming setting and operating CNC machines within a precision engineering products. We have been operating for over 18 years and have a highly experienced team that will support you throughout your apprenticeship.

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

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Age dependant minimum rate applies. Personal protective equipment is provided as required.

    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

    40 hours per week, general working hours apply i.e. 8.30pm - 5pm Monday to Friday inclusive of off-the-job training, e,g, college attendance.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Looking at drawings 
  • Setting up machines 
  • Using material provided 
  • Making parts to drawings as required

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

You will study the Engineering Technician level 3 apprenticeship standard, Mechanical Manufacturing Pathway. 

You will attend college weekly at the Leek Campus, college transport is available, spending time in the engineering workshop, CAD/CAM suites learning with other apprentices. 

You will also receive training in the workplace both on and off the job from the experienced team. Your college instructor-mentor will visit you in the workplace on a regular basis to complete observations and professional discussions to guide you through the apprenticeship standard. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We anticipate you will become a permanent member of our team and will continue your development to generate programs on CAD software. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

A desire to learn


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

Things to consider

Please consider how you will get to work each day, college transport is available to use to get to the engineering workshop at the Leek Campus.

About the employer

5 Axis is an engineering company who makes parts and jigs/tooling for the aerospace and automotive industries.







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Training provider



Apprenticeships Team


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply through Buxton & Leek College.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023