Velocity Precision Limited

CNC Machinist Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Velocity Precision Limited (Employer)

West Suffolk College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £14,086.80
43.0 hours per week Monday-Thursday 7.30am - 5pm. Friday - 7.30am - 3pm. Saturday optional overtime.
42 months (duration)
7 October 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
30 September 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We are a prototype and small batch CNC machining shop that provides high toleranced parts to a wide range of sectors. We take the customers design in 3d model or 2d drawing and programme our CNC milling and turning machines using the latest cad/cam software to produce the part from a wide range of materials.


What will the apprentice be doing?

We are looking for a young enthusiastic person to join our very busy and fast paced team. The successful person will be given all of the training required to produce CNC machined parts to a very high standard using a wide range of skillsets.

The day to day duties will include the following:

  • Learn how to set and operate CNC machines safety.
  • Learn how to program using Cad/Cam software.
  • Learn how to correctly inspect the parts made to drawings supplied.
  • Learn how to read details on drawings and understand their meanings.
  • Identifying materials and there attributes.
  • Identifying cutting tools and understanding how they are used and why.
  • Learn about Health and Safety risks within the workplace.


There are two day to day contacts within the business. Glen And James. We are both joint owners. The role is to become an integral part of the team here at Velocity. We will give everything we have to train the successful candidate in becoming the best that they can be.

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

Engineering technician Level 3

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The sky is the limit in this job role. We are looking for a candidate who wants to become a fully skilled 5 axis machine programmer once the basic training has been completed.

Reality Check

You will be standing by a machine most of the day. A good understanding of computers would be an advantage.

Skills Required

Attention to detail

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired
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