Winston & Allan Ltd

Apprentice Mechanical Engineer - Advanced (Level 3)

Winston & Allan Ltd (Employer)

Sheffield College, the (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £178.00
40.0 hours per week 40hrs, Monday to Thursday between 07.45 to 16.45, Friday 07.45 to 14.15.
48 months (duration)
16 November 2020(start date)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
6 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We seek individuals wishing to work within our CNC Machine Shop alongside our trained and skilled machinist. You will learn and develop the highest quality skills in complex and precision work. You will be passionate and driven towards achieving success from basic foundation competence towards advanced skills as a CNC machinist.


Reporting to the Director Duties include:

  • Prepare and operate CNC machines to perform tasks such as turning, milling, drilling, grinding and finishing etc.
  • Tool Design and manufacture and working with Press Tools Understand specifications of the task at hand and the desired result by reading blueprints, mechanical drawings etc.
  • Prepare and load stainless steel materials onto the machines
  • Prepare a test run to check if the machines produce outputs according to specifications
  • Inspect and measure finished products and compare them with requirements to determine if the process has been completed properly
  • Check and maintain machinery daily to ensure functionality
  • Perform basic maintenance on the machine (lubrication, checking bearing, cleaning machine etc.)
  • Load program on mills and lathes by entering instructions, including zero and reference points; setting tool registers, offsets, compensation, and conditional switches; calculating requirements, including basic math, geometry, and trigonometry
  • Maintains continuity among work shifts by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs
  • Carry out set up on milling machines by installing and adjusting tools, attachments, collets, bushings, cams, gears, stops, and stock pushers; indicating vices
  • Use of measuring tools such as gauges, callipers, indicators, and micrometres to perform tool changes, radius offsets and quality checks
  • Operates equipment such as milling machines, end mills, revolving lathe tools, and drill presses, surface grinder, point grinder, to produce manufacturing parts out of stainless steel and can use these machines to carry out procedures such as cutting, squaring, milling, drilling, tap-ping, and boring
  • Carry out housekeeping duties

Future Prospects

Excellent career development with in house training and support to accomplish high standard machinist skills.

Reality Check

Candidates will ensure they have sustainable transport to reach our location of: Units 7-9 Nutwood Trading Estate Limestone Cottage Lane Wadsley Bridge Sheffield S6 1NJ.

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

  • Information Technology
  • Administration Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Listening
  • Team Building Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Manual Work Skills

Qualities Required

  • Positive proactive attitude and flexibility
  • Good team member using own initiative
  • Interest in engineering generally
  • Thirst for developing skills and aspiration to succeed

Qualifications Required

GCSE Grade A*/9-C/4 English Language & Maths or equivalent.

Training Provided

Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprentice Standard includes end point assessment of professional competence.

College attendance - Olive Grove Campus 1 day per week.

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