CNC Speedwell - Level 3 Multiskilled Maintenance Engineering Apprentice

  • Company: CNC Speedwell
  • Location: Brownhills, WS8 6LH
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: Between £233.60 and £417.56 per week
  • Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Ref: VAC-00612
  • Application Deadline Date: 04/06/2024
  • Start Date: 16/09/2024
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: Mon - Thurs 8am - 4.30pm and Fri 8am - 12.30pm

Brief Description

The Mechatronic Apprentice vacancy at CNC Speedwell Ltd is an opportunity to train for a highly skilled role, gain nationally recognised qualifications and get paid while you learn! Upon completion, you will have attained the skills and knowledge to start your career as a Maintenance Engineer with CNC Speedwell, maintaining and repairing machines.

Qualifications Required

3 GCSEs at 9 – 4 / A* - C (5 or above preferred), must include maths, English language, and ideally Science, or equivalent related qualification.

Personal Qualities

• Enjoys a challenge.
• Ability to think outside the box.
• Not afraid to get your hands dirty.
• Attention to detail.

Skills Required

• Hard working and keen to learn from our experienced colleagues.
• Excellent timekeeping
• Interest in engineering and not afraid to get your hands dirty.
• Ability to think on your feet and problem-solve.

Training to be Provided

Together with invaluable commercial and practical experience, you’ll gain several academic and vocational qualifications throughout your time with us, which are fully paid for, including: 
● Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)  – off the job full time at Make UK in Aston, Birmingham in year 1
● Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) 
● Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
● In house training in line with your requirements.

Future Prospects

There is a guaranteed job at the end of your apprenticeship

Vacancy Detail

CNC Speedwell was acquired in 1996 by Castings PLC, and from that point embarked on a programme of significant expansion, which, in 2018, led to consolidation of our facilities on our 78000 square metre site in Brownhills. Our business has developed through organic growth, working closely with customers to achieve the most cost effective solutions for their cast components.

We work as Tier 2 to the Castings PLC foundries, machining and assembling chassis and powertrain components for the Commercial Vehicle and related industries in both Europe and the USA, and as Tier 1 to the Automotive Industry.

• We have one of Europe’s most up to date, flexible and innovative machine shops. Gain Valuable experience.
• Job offer at the end of the apprenticeship.
• We Offer on-site parking.
• 2024 Refurbishments.
• We're paying minimum wage for age in your first year and the salary will go up each year.


You’ll be working with the Maintenance department and reporting to the Production Manager, you’ll be working in a team of experienced colleagues to contribute to the efficient running of our 24 hours operation by maintaining our plant to deliver an Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) of 85% or above. You might expect to:
• Carry out preventative and reactive electrical and mechanical maintenance tasks.
• Diagnose and rectify faults.
• Respond to breakdowns to keep factory running efficiently.
• Assist with machine relocation to improve factory layout.

Ready to start your adventure?