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Vacancy: CNC Apprenticeship

Main Duties

  • Learn how to program, set and operate CNC lathes and milling machines
  • Be shown how to read and understand technical drawings
  • Full training provided through our chosen training provider as well as in company training
  • Complete all work to high company standards
  • Follow strict health and safety guidelines

This rewarding career is a hands–on position in the workshop and requires competence in maths and a desire for a career in CNC machining. You will gain a wide and varied understanding of machining techniques using a range of CNC turning and milling machines to serve a wide range of sectors and industries. The successful candidate will learn a broad set of skills including but not limited to programming and setting CNC machines, appreciation of machining processes, mechanical design, interpreting technical drawings and programs with the aim being by the end of the apprenticeship that they are able to transform a metal casting into a valuable working machined part.

Training to be provided

  • First year – Block release, off the job training based at the chosen training provider
  • Second year – Return to Valley Hydraulics and training to further develop skills learned in the first year whilst learning additional company specific skills (attend one day per week at selected training provider)
  • Third and fourth year – Develop CNC specific skills further with the aim of completing the Level 3 Diploma in advanced manufacturing engineering.


The suitable candidate will be over 16 years of age and have a minimum or expected grade 4 in GCSE Maths, English and Science with a keen interest in engineering.

To apply, please complete the form below and upload your current CV: