Machine Operative Apprentice Apel Ltd

To operate under the tuition of a skilled Machine operator initially a CNC Sliding Head turning machine, hopefully the ultimate goal is to become a fully skilled machine operator with a good understanding of the aerospace sector, and also come out of college with a good engineering background and qualification.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 0800-1700 Friday 0800-1200

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:

  • Operating, setting, and programming our new Citizen sliding head turning machine.
  • Be under the supervision of a skilled machine operator, learning all the day to day tasks involved in the setup of the machine tool setting and programming.
  • Learning about materials and the general set up of the machine.
  • Be shown all the measuring equipment used to perform all operations and all about the inspection side of engineering CMM, Shadowgraph Etc.

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

Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Qualification

Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – Awarding organisation EAL; GLH 750, this qualification ensures full knowledge to complete the fitting role.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

After completion of your apprenticeship you will potentially have the opportunity to progress onto full-time positions within the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Quick learner, Passionate, Reliable, Optimistic, Ambitious, Motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C+) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/C+) Essential

Things to consider

Company benefits: 30 days paid holiday, Workplace Pension Scheme and Group Life Scheme

About the employer

Manufacturer and supply to customer drawings / requirements of precision machined components, fasteners, and pipe couplings to national and international specifications for the aerospace industry.


Apel Ltd






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Training provider



Maxim Business Training


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

Level 3 (A level)

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