Ashe Converting Equipment

Apprentice Engineering Machinist - Advanced (Level 3)

Ashe Converting Equipment (Employer)

West Suffolk College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £184.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday - 8am - 4:30pm (1/2hr unpaid lunchbreak at 12:30 & 2x10minute paid set breaks 10am and 3pm)
48 months (duration)
1 September 2021(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
6 August 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

ASHE Converting Equipment is a family owned company, established in 1976.  They are now a global manufacturer and supplier of specialist state of the art slitting and rewinding machinery for the film, paper and allied web industries. There is an opportunity for two apprentices to join the team.


Ashe manufactures 80% of machine parts in-house in their machine shop.

You will be trained by a senior machinist and at the end of the apprenticeship should be competent in the art of machining.

Main duties:

  • Using manual lathes and milling machines
  • Machining components out of mild steel and aluminium to engineering drawings
  • Cutting material
  • Reading and learning understanding drawings
  • Working on and using manual milling machines
  • Working and using manual lathes for turning round components
  • Using and learning measurement instruments such as verniers and micrometers
  • Drilling and taping hols
  • Drilling and reaming holes
  • Face machining
  • End machining
  • General working in a machine ship environment

Future Prospects

There is an opportunity at the end of the apprenticeship for a full time position for the right person(s).

Reality Check

Ashe offer clean and friendly working conditions. This is an opportunity to learn a trade. Overtime may be needed. You will be attending West Suffolk College 2 days a week for the first year, then 1 day per week following that.

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

Skills Required

  • Able to follow instructions
  • Basic engineering capability

Qualities Required

  • Willing to listen and learn
  • Mechanically minded
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Hard working

Qualifications Required

GCSE Grade 5/C+, equivalent or above in maths and English is essential.

Training Provided

Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship.

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