Apprentice CNC Machinist

  • Reference Number VAC001616356
  • Location Tamworth
  • Salary £10000 per annum
  • Position Type 4 Year(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 30/04/2020
  • The apprentice will be trained in CNC programmer/operator detailed training a=in all aspects of machining starting from manual through to 3,4 and 5 axes programming in various materials. All aspects of cutting methodology will be covered from complex work piece holding through to tooling selection and set up to calculating speed and feeds.

    Working week

      • 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday through Thursday, 8.00am to 3.30pm Fridays, totalling 39 hours. Lunch is taken 12.30 to 1.00pm each day.
      • Total hours per week: 39.00

    Possible start date

    01 Sep 2020


    2 available

    Vacancy description

    Excellent opportunity to work for a world leading design and manufacturer of precision work holding and special tooling.

    The role of CNC Programmer/Operator offers detailed training in all aspects of machining starting from manual through 3,4 and 5 axis programming and machining in various materials.

    All aspects of cutting methodology will be covered from complex work piece holding through to tooling selection and set up to calculating  speed and feeds.

    We use a variety of machine tool software backed up by a powerful offline programming (cam) package, training will cover all aspects of this.

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    Computer literate, confident to work within a team.

    Personal qualities

    Positive, attentive, reliable and courteous.

    Desired qualifications

    GCSE’s in computing, maths and English level 4 (Grade C) or above or equivalent qualifications.

    Future prospects

    Upon completion of the apprenticeship of a fully time served skilled machinist, progression opportunities are dependent on each individual, but we recognise talent and would look to develop a career to support them and to meet the needs of the business.

    Things to consider

    Location being at Tamworth.

    As skills progress there are opportunities for overtime, earliest start time 07:00 and the latest finish time around 17:30 there may be an option to work on a Saturday if required by the business.


    Brown and Holmes specialises in the design and manufacture of superior quality work holding solutions, producing 3D printed prototypes and delivering both precision machining and sub-contract machining solutions.

    Founded in 1939, when two draughtsmen from Coventry went into business together, we are now celebrating over 80 years in business and are based across two sites in Tamworth, UK.

    Our first site on Apollo Park contains a wide range of traditional machinery from which offer high quality work holding, automation, mechanical handling and precision machining services. Our capacity list includes 5 axis machines, CNC machines, horizontals, verticals, EDMs and lathes. We work in a wide range of materials including aluminium, mild steel and titanium.

    The second site, on Anders has a robot demonstration area, a dedicated assembly, test and inspection facility plus equipment to provide specialist 10 tonne lifting capabilities. It also houses our own Apprenticeship training centre and 3D printers. 3D printed prototypes can also made in different materials including carbon fibre, polyurethane, thermoplastics, acrylics and polymers.

    Brown and Holmes also has a range of internationally renowned products that offer complementary technology to our work holding, handling and automation solutions. These include Atling self-centering steady rests, Techman robots, Tsudakoma rotary index tables, Swisschucks precision power chucks, Mytec expanding clamp tools and Fresmak ARNOLD high pressure vices.

    We supply our solutions and products to many different sectors including companies from automotive, aerospace, power generation, nuclear, defence construction, medical, pharmaceutical and machine tool industries. We have a wide range of end users and sub-contractors who are based nationally within the UK and Ireland in addition to our exports across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and America.

    A great deal of our success can be attributed to our commitment to training. Many employees have been with the company since starting work and we train new apprentices every year in our own Apprenticeship School.


    Training provider



    • Susan Reilly
    • 02476 647564

    Training to be provided

    Level 3 Engineering Technician.

    • BTEC level 2 foundation competence
    • BTEC level 3 development competence
    • BTEC level 3 development technical knowledge

    Apprenticeship standard

    Engineering Technician

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