Machining Technician Apprentice

Aylesbury (HP19 8TD)

We have an exciting opportunity to become part of a growing business in a specialist niche market.

Do you have a winning mentality, together with an eye for detail? Are you eager to make a difference? If this describes you then we would welcome a discussion.

The role

Sterling Thermal Technology is looking for a Machining Technician Apprentice to carry out production operations within our Machining Department and complete the training exercises to meet the requirements of the Machining Technician Apprentice Course.

To assist in the work carried out in any area of Production when and where the need arises. 


  • GCSE English ad Maths 4-9 or BTech Level 2 equivalent

Personal qualities

  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to communicate, express their opinions clearly and fluently
  • Able to work effectively with individuals, teams, staff and customers
  • Keen to learn
  • Flexible in approach to work and learning
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Determined and motivated



  • Look after the Company’s interests at all times.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality on all matters relating to Company business.
  • Ensure that the Company’s procedures are followed.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices.
  • Comply strictly with the Company Health and Safety Policy.


  • To carry out production operations and training exercises to meet the requirements of the Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard and level 3 Diploma in Advance Manufacturing (developmental knowledge) through Milton Keynes College.
  • To complete Production duties / training exercises as directed by the Production Supervisor.
  • Participate in the quality control process relevant to the work carried out and ensure all defective work is immediately brought to the attention of the Production Supervisor.
  • Carry out any relevant administrative tasks.
  • Ensure workmanship is to the required standard.

 How we’ll support you

With the support of Milton Keynes College, we will provide you with the following training:

  • Level 3 Machining Apprenticeship Standard Ref ST0607 and
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advance Manufacturing (developmental knowledge)

 This will involve

  • Regular attendance at Milton Keynes College.
  • Regular visits from the College to the workplace.
  • Observations and assessments in the workplace.
  • Use of e-portfolio.
  • End Point Assessment.

Units studied

  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Engineering Communications
  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials 
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Advanced milling
  • Advanced turning
  • Computer numerical control (CNC) programming/machining
  • Computer Aided Design Techniques
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Workplace improvement

Benefits package

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Health cash plan
  • On-site parking
  • On-site electric charging points
  • Social events

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