CNC Machinist Apprentice 57-1489


Apprenticeship summary

You will learn that a machinist creates precision parts which are then used in almost everything you see. As well as learning the fundamentals of engineering theory and manufacturing processes, you will gain experience in using the latest computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools to cut, drill and finish components.

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Closing date: July 31, 2024

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Date posted:
June 25, 2024
Possible start date:
September 16, 2024
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Role and responsibilities:

  • Contributes to risk assessments and safe working practices
  • Complies with all safety policies and procedures whilst actively participating in the efforts to create and maintain a zero harm work place culture
  • Challenges non-compliant employees on safety policies and procedures. Reports to senior management if necessary
  • Attends safety training courses as required
  • Liaises with relevant departments as required
  • Actively participates in cross function projects to ensure that goals are achieved and solutions implemented
  • Actively seeks out and identifies Continuous Improvement Opportunities

Training will include:

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Manual techniques (turning and milling)
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and proving CNC machine tool programs
  • Preparing and using CNC machines (turning and milling)

You will study on a Level 3 Machining Technician Standard. On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3:

EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.



Teledyne CML Composites based in Bromborough, England, provides a comprehensive manufacturing service for composite products in advanced engineering applications, including components and assemblies for aircraft structures and systems. With a strong pedigree in manufacturing machined and fabricated metallic components for the aerospace industry since the 1940's, Teledyne CML Composites are now focused on the manufacture and supply of composite components from details through to complete sub-assemblies or kits of parts. Operating out of a state of the art facility opened in 2011, Teledyne CML Composites can supply the complete Turnkey package, from engineering, lay-up, curing, CNC machining, assembly, paint and NDT. With the added bonus of having metal fabrication and machining capability in-house Teledyne CML Composites can offer a "one stop shop" for the customer looking for a complete composite manufacturing solution.


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Apprenticeship standard:

Machining technician (level 3)