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Torkington Engineers Limited

Engineering Advanced Apprenticeships

Torkington Engineers is proud to be considered a first class provider of mechanical engineering advanced apprenticeships. Our alliance with one of the nations leading training providers ensures that our comprehensive 4 years advanced apprenticeship program delivers the very highest practical and academic engineering skills training.

Dedicated and hard-working apprentices have the opportunity to become highly skilled, time-served precision engineers - the nation's best!

Due to the exceptionally high popularity of the Torkington's Advanced Modern Apprenticeship all places on the program have now been taken for 2014. The information herein is for your information only and to assist applicants seeking to secure an apprenticeship in 2015 and beyond...

Pay and Career Opportunities 

Figures quoted below are basic per annum as of 2014, including shift allowance, and excluding overtime payments that are paid x1.5 or x2.

Year 1 - £14,776 ; Year 2 - £17,383 ; Year 3 - £20,861 ; Year 4 - £26,077 - After four successful years the apprenticeship is complete and you become a time-served engineer.

Year 5 - £30,422 ; Year 6 - £34,769 - Once time-served, there are an additional two "finishing" years, where skills and knowledge are further developed.

Key roles in CNC programming / setting / machining ; estimating and method planning ; quality control and inspection ; sales and marketing ; shop leadership and management are ALL available to apprentices who successfully complete the advanced apprenticeship training program, who have gained valuable experience and have the drive, determination and intellect to progress in the Company!...

Pay progression and career development go hand-in-hand - you develop, your salary grows too!...

Training Structure

The mechanical engineering advanced apprenticeship is a comprehensive 4 years training program and consists of 4 days/wk practical skills training at Torkingtons and 1 day/wk release at college.

NVQ’s II & III are achieved through practical skills training delivered at Torkingtons, and the BTec National in Mechanical Engineering and HNC in Mechanical or Production Engineering are both achieved through day release at college.

Entry Qualifications

Successful applicants will have a minimum 5 GCSE’s, with grades B or above in Maths and English. Similarly good grades in IT and Science will be an advantage.

Applications are welcome from candidates who are undertaking or have undertaken A levels. A level subject choice is not critical and applications are welcome from candidates who have selected non-technical subjects at A level.

Apprenticeship Qualifications

- Practical


  • CNC & Conventional Turning
  • VMC & Conventional Milling
  • Fitting & Mechanical Devices

- Academic – day release

  • BTec National in Mechanical Engineering - may not required for applicants with A level qualifications
  • HNC in Mechanical or Production Engineering

You can apply either on-line or download an application form below, complete it and send to us by postal mail.

On-line application for modern apprenticeship form

Download application for modern apprenticeship form