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Apprentice Machine Setter

West Midlands
4.81 - 4.81 GBP Hourly
Closing date
5 Sep 2022

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FMCG & Manufacturing
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date
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Brief Overview of the Role:

Do you have an interest in developing your skills in a more hands on role. We are offering the right person a great opportunity with this Capstan/CNC Machine Shop Apprentice Role. The long-term vision is for you to become an all-round, versatile machine setter/operator, with the right training.

Vacancy Description:

You will learn all the elements of machining from using lathes, milling machines and computer controlled machines. Tasks will include:

Basic programming skills

Setting up machines for small batch quantities

Running machines to complete work effectively

Problem solving

Part inspection

You will become part of a successful and highly motivated machining team, who always aim to improve quality and lead times through teamwork and efficiencies.

You will learn to be collaborative and open to challenging yourself on how best to complete a task, whether it be streamlining the way you work or finding a different way to achieve the same outcome.

Skills Required:

Team player

Good work ethic

Good time keeping


Attention to detail

Willingness to learn

Able to accept constructive criticism

Personal Qualities:

Hard working



Good natured


Desired Qualifications:

Ideally you will have achieved your GCSE Maths and English to at least Grade C/4 or equivalent.

Working Hours/Wage:

Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm with 15 minute morning break and half an hour unpaid lunch.

Total working hours: 40 per week.

Wages - GBP4.81ph = Weekly Wage GBP192.40

Future Prospects:

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is the opportunity of permanent employment. The position has room for progression and growth, and with the right training, to manage your own section.

Things to Consider:

Our apprenticeship scheme gives you the change to really set yourself up with a great career in a fantastic company, whilst earning a wage at the same time.

The course that runs alongside this apprenticeship, may involve spending one day per week at college, but this will be confirmed.

Training to be Provided:

Material Cutter Level 2

About the Company:

Union Fasteners has been in operation for over 40 years, making it Britain s fastener supplier of choice. It operates in a wide range of industries and hostile environments, specially those operating oil and gas, petrochemicals, defence and construction.

Union Fasteners pride themselves on their ability to create, made to deliver individual fasteners and solutions quickly and effectively, whilst putting their customer s needs at the centre of the business. They do this by creating quality goods, to a high standard, on time.

With a mix of unparalleled engineering experience and second to none manufacturing capabilities, Union Fasteners are the go-to fastener supplier in the UK
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