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Machining Apprentice 2023

The Boeing Company
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Closing date
15 Feb 2023

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Job Description

At Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.

In October 2018, we opened the Boeing production facility in Sheffield - our first manufacturing site in Europe. The £40 million, 6,200-square-metre facility is located on Sheffield Business Park, in South Yorkshire, not far from the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing (AMRC).

We make more than 100 different high-tech actuation system components for the 737, from raw materials sourced in the UK. These components are used on the trailing edge of the wings. Trailing edge actuation systems are responsible for extending and retracting the wing's flaps during different phases of flight. The flaps add lift to enable take-off and landing at lower speeds, and provide drag to help slow the aircraft.

Boeing Sheffield is part of a broader plan to increase in-house manufacturing of key actuation components and systems in the U.S. and the UK and enhancing production efficiency. The components made in Sheffield are shipped to our facility in Portland, Oregon, for assembly.

Vacancy Description

The chosen candidate will study towards an Extended Diploma Level 3 in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (Machining) Apprenticeship

During your apprenticeship you will be trained in all disciplines of machining, including; Milling and Turning along with general hand fitting skills.
Tasks you will carry out:

  • Machine complex components to engineering specifications, using cutting edge equipment.
  • Working to quality standards required for the components.
  • Ensure you adhere to Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • Working to given time scales.
  • Work alongside skilled Machinists to provide you with the knowledge needed to become fully trained.
  • You will also be expected to respond quickly to changing demands throughout your working day.

Additional outcomes:

  • Delivering increased productivity.
  • Reduced production costs maximising end user machine output.
  • Working with people at all levels of the organisation.

The successful candidate will work within a team whilst demonstrating personal drive and motivation to deliver results.

Skills Required

Be a highly motivated individual with the following skills:

  • Two-Way Communication
  • Adaptability
  • Problem Solving
  • Engagement
  • Teamwork
  • Be able to work on own initiative
  • Have good organisation and time keeping skills

Qualifications Required

The chosen candidate must have 5 GCSE's or equivalent at Grade B or above, or grade 5-9 under the new education grade system effective from 2016/2017. Must include Maths and English.

Personal Qualities

  • Willing and able to learn new skills and adapt to change
  • Passion for engineering
  • Aptitude to work in a professional environment


Working Hours:

Training Centre hours - Monday to Thursday 8am-4pm. Friday 8am-1pm

Boeing hours - Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm.

At Boeing, diversity, equity, and inclusion are enduring company values. We strive to live these values every day not only because it's the right thing to do, but because our success depends on it. The company's commitment to diversity and inclusion means providing a work environment for all employees that is welcoming, respectful and equitable, with opportunities for personal and professional development.


  • The successful candidate will be expected to undergo a Security Clearance Process, which will require 5 years uninterrupted residency in the UK prior to applying.
  • We do not sponsor applicants for employment visa status.

Find your future with us.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world's most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process.

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