A fantastic opportunity to join the Engineering Team in our Machining Section at Flowtech, an industry leader in fluid power solutions and hydraulic and pneumatic components. This is an opportunity to gain a level 3 machinist technician qualification, on the job experience and earn whilst you learn. Duties include making engineering parts for the hydraulic and pneumatic industry.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Thur 08.00-16.30 Fri 08.00-15.30

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be part of the engineering function, working in our machine section, where you will have hands on experience using:

  • Turning
  • Milling
  • CNC machines to make engineering parts for the hydraulic and pneumatic industry.
  • You will be trained on how to create parts from steel that will be used in components such as motors and compressors.
  • Setting up machines prior to production as well as monitoring and correcting them as needed.
  • Conduct safety checks and performance monitoring for machining, associated equipment and surrounding work area.

The training you will be getting

  • The Apprentice will gain a Level 3 Machining Technician qualification
  • The Training will be delivered at Wigan and Leigh College's Pagefield Campus
  • The training will be delivered on a day release basis

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon completion of the apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to progress within the department

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Health and safety is of the upmost importance in this role, as the machinery you will be working on can cause serious injury if not used correctly. You must be able to follow instructions and be aware of safety procedures. It can be quite noisy in the machine room and you will be handling various metals and tools. You must wear PPE, such as safety boots at all times

About the employer

Flowtech a leading supplier of hydraulic and pneumatic components and fluid power solutions. Our engineers design and produce hydraulic and pneumatic parts for many industries, including pumps, industrial power packs, hoses and specialist components.




Caddick Road

Knowsley Business Park

L34 9HP

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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