Apprentice Engineer Machinist

Salary is negotiable dependant on experience and suitability
23 May 2019
20 Jun 2019
Bianca Arsene
Contract Type

Helder shares his experiences studying Level 1 Engineering at Crawley College.

We are pleased to present to you a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career in Engineering with a small friendly Team at JBJ Techniques. Have an interest in Engineering or taking things apart and learning how they work? Have you completed a Engineering course at school or college course want to pursue this as your future career? Do you want to learn whilst you earn with the opportunity to gain a full time position?

JBJ Techniques is a specialist supplier of high-quality products for the mechanical power transmission & fluid power sectors.

The company offers a high level of in-house expertise plus a huge selection of products to meet a very broad range of customer applications. From specification, through technical advice and manufacture to after-sales support, JBJ Techniques provides a comprehensive and valued service to the power transmission and hydraulics industries. The company fields a UK-wide team of technical sales engineers to ensure that the business is close to its customers, and it enjoys excellent associations with European manufacturers, acting as sole UK distributor in many cases.

JBJ's team is recognised for its expertise in the selection and configuration of hydraulic and mechanical transmission systems. Able to draw on an extensive product range that provides the building blocks for bespoke systems both large and small, the in-house design team offers a complete service, ranging from an assessment of customer requirements to full technical backup, including product specification, CAD based system design, system build and certification. Moreover, customers can take advantage of JBJ's own machine-shop facilities and skilled engineers to guarantee quality and control costs.

JBJ Techniques Limited is proud of its relationship and reputation with customers and suppliers. The core client base is stable and loyal, which is testament to the quality of service provided by the company. A similar relationship exists with suppliers, ensuring a continuing high-quality service in which customers can have complete confidence.



- Assist with manufacturing duties

- Attend workshops

- Attend machine shop training for mechanical power transmission and fluid power sectors.

- Work with an extensive product range

- Assist with assessment of customer requirements to full technical backup, including product specification, CAD based system design, system build and certification

- Assist with picking, packing, booking in, pretty much everything apart from sales

- Attend college, as required, in order to achieve the Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations Apprenticeship

The ideal candidate will be upbeat, keen, willing to listen and learn, practical, and meet the below criteria:

  • Have a Level 1 or Level 2 in Engineering or be passionate about taking things apart and fixing them,
  • Candidates must possess GCSEs at grade E or 2 or above in Maths and English or Functional skills

Training to be Provided:

The City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma and Functional Skills qualifications will be delivered via weekly classes at college, normally starting in September.


The NVQ Diploma, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) will be delivered in company by one of our experienced Assessors.


The ERR workbook is intended to enable apprentices to know, understand and record the principles associated with the nine national outcomes such as the world of work and how they are constrained by various legal and organisational procedures for their own well-being. All apprentices must also receive a company induction programme.


PLTS comprise of 6 skill areas - Creative thinking, Independent enquiry, Reflective Learning, Team working, Self Management and Effective Participation. The PLTS areas are interconnected so it is likely that apprentices will encounter skills from several areas in any one learning experience. For example, when an apprentice works to improve their own and team practice in the workplace they will have demonstrated team working (collaborate with others to work towards common goals), effective participator (identify improvements that would benefit others as well as themselves) and self manager skills (work towards goals, showing initiative, commitment and perseverance).

Expected Duration:

Up to 2 years

Skills Required:

Punctual and confidence in using tools

Qualifications Required:

Level 1 or Level 2 in Engineering or passionate about taking things apart and fixing them,

GCSEs at grade E or 2 or above in Maths and English or Functional skills

Personal Qualities:

Upbeat, keen, willing to listen and learn, practical, passionate about taking things apart and fixing them

Future Prospects:

Full time position

Other Important Information:

All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour effective from 1st April 2019. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Reality Check:

Location is accessible by foot from the train station, however it is recommended that you are able to drive.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs