Apprentice – Operations


Job Title: Apprentice – Operations
Reporting to:
Production Supervisor

To undertake the duties and responsibilities of the post specified below and to undertake and complete a 2 year Apprenticeship in Manufacturing.

You will be office based in the Sandwich, Kent area.

Main duties & responsibilities

  • To undertake and complete all elements of the Apprenticeship.
  • To attend all off the job training as organised at our designated training provider.
  • To attend all on the job training as required.
  • To train to read & interpret engineering drawings to produce high precision electro-mechanical components.
  • To train to produce components through high precision manual turning.
  • To assist and train in the manufacture of jigs, fixtures, gauges and specialised tooling.
  • To train and assist to set / operate 3 + 4 Axis CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Milling machines and/or, set / operate 2 + 3 Axis CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Turning machines.
  • To train and to assist to set up work holding and tool holding whilst adhering to standard operating procedures.
  • To train in the assembly of precision and complex assemblies.
  • To train in the manufacture of cable harnesses and loom assemblies.
  • To train in the operator maintenance of machines and equipment.
  • To ensure any problems encountered are highlighted to local supervision in a timely manner.
  • To ensure any opportunity for improvement in the processes are highlighted to local supervision.
  • To operate in a manner conducive with one’s own safety and the safety of others.


  • CSE/GCSE or O-Level in Mathematics & English.


  • N/A.

Skills & Abilities

  • Able to use hand tools.
  • Able to understand gauges and basic measuring equipment.
  • Able to interpret basic engineering information.
  • Effective communicator.


  • Health & safety awareness.


  • Due to the nature of the work all candidates must be eligible to obtain security clearance to SC level.


  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Motivated.
  • Accountable.
  • Trustworthy.
  • Team focused.
  • Customer / quality focused.
  • Outcome / solution focused.
  • Flexible.

Company Benefits

  • Competitive salary, company profit sharing scheme, stakeholder pension and death in service scheme.
  • Rewards and recognition scheme.