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Many of our employees, and clients, have commented on the similarity between our operations and those of an established F1 team. We put this down to the ongoing training and development of our highly skilled and engaged workforce, along with our technologically advanced, on-site resources.

Each member of our team is fully engaged with our ‘can-do’ attitude to progress, enabling us to supply high-quality, complex, machined components to a wide range of customers, across a broad spectrum of industry sectors.

Whether you are a school or university leaver contemplating a career in engineering, or a skilled machinist seeking a change, the Progressive Technology Group may have a fulfilling role to suit you.

If you feel you have got the right skills to contribute to our team, we’d love to hear from you.

Please Email a copy of your CV and a covering letter

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Vacancies

We are always interested in working with highly motivated, skilled and engaged workforce. If you think you have the skills for any future vacancies in our high precision, industry-leading environment, please send us a copy of your CV for consideration.

Rewards and Benefits

Work for Progressive and enjoy these benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Life Assurance
  • Eye-care Assistance
  • Pension Contributions
  • Private Healthcare
  • On-site Parking

Vacancies

We are always interested in working with highly motivated, skilled and engaged workforce. If you think you have the skills for any future vacancies in our high precision, industry-leading environment, please send us a copy of your CV for consideration.

Machinist / CAM Programmer

LOCATION: Newbury

HOURS: Numerous shifts available

SALARY: Competitive

The Role:

  • Machining a range of exotic metals into precision components for high end motorsport, aerospace, defence and medical applications.
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings and technical diagrams.
  • Use of verification software to ensure CAM programs are pre-machining risk assessed, and fit for purpose.
  • Use of advanced CAM programming software for 3 and 5 axis milling machines.
  • Set and operate 3 and 5 axis milling machines.
  • Maintaining a safe and tidy work environment at all times.
  • Providing feedback to team leaders and shop floor staff to highlight any technical issues or potential risks.
  • Help drive technology and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Time served machinist, preferred but not essential
  • City and guilds in mechanical manufacturing engineering or equivalent
  • 3 and 5 axis milling experience
  • CAD/CAM experience is desirable although training can be provided
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to workload and business requirements
  • Works well in a team environment
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Use of Heidenhain and Fanuc controllers

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Subsidised health club and gym membership
  • Free Lunch
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank holidays
  • Company phone

All positions are permanent, numerous shifts available.

If you are interested in this position and want to join one of the UK’s most successful and advanced engineering companies, please email here with a copy of your CV.

We are an equal opportunities employer with a progressive approach to employment.

Mechanical Engineer Apprenticeship

LOCATION: Newbury

HOURS: Numerous shifts available

SALARY: Competitive

Progressive Technology’s three year apprenticeship scheme provides successful candidates with the training and experience become a highly skilled mechanical engineer.

At Progressive Technology, the first year of our apprenticeship scheme is spent in our purpose-built training academy and college day release with support and tuition provided by the Apprentice Training Manager. You will learn basic machining and hand fitting skills through a series of supervised machining tasks, in which you will manufacture a number of engineering tools.

Our on-site academy is fully equipped with:

  • Centre lathes
  • Vertical milling machines
  • Surface grinders
  • Pillar Drills

You will attend Basingstoke College of Technology one day a week. This will provide you with a thorough understanding of the materials, manufacturing equipment and processes that you will be use throughout your career.

Your second and third year will see you placed in a specific part of our business, either machining, quality, composite pattern or additive manufacturing.

By the end of your apprenticeship with Progressive Technology, you will have achieved a Level 2 and 3 NVQ Extended Diploma qualification in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering, We offer the opportunity to further your education and study for an HNC or HND.

This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week, from 8am until 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.*

Qualifications

Successful candidates are required to have a minimum of GCSE passes at grade 4/C and above in Mathematics and English, plus GCSE passes at grade 4/C or above in at least two additional subjects.

The application process is open now, with the selection process taking place between March and July 2020. The process will include an initial aptitude test and first and second interviews. For further apprenticeship information, please email here

We are looking for applicants with the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Works well in a team environment
  • The ability to work under pressure

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Subsidised health club and gym membership
  • Free Lunch
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank holidays
  • Company phone

All positions are permanent, numerous shifts available.

Over 90% of our apprentices are still at Progressive Technology, working as highly valued engineers.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and to supporting your career in the engineering industry.

If you are interested in this position and want to join one of the UK’s most successful and advanced engineering companies, please email here with a copy of your CV.

We are an equal opportunities employer with a progressive approach to employment.

* Age dependent

EDM Wire Machinist

LOCATION: Newbury

HOURS: Numerous shifts available

SALARY: Competitive

The successful EDM wire machinist applicant will come from an engineering background and ideally come with experience of working within the motor sport/automotive/aerospace industry. You will be working within a very demanding but also rewarding environment.

The Role

Machining a range of exotic metals into precision components for high end motorsport, aerospace, defence and medical applications.

Reading and interpreting engineering drawings and technical diagrams.

Advantageous but not essential, the use of verification software to ensure CAM programs are pre-machining risk assessed and fit for purpose.

Maintaining a safe and tidy work environment at all times.

Providing feedback to team leaders and shop floor staff to highlight any technical issues or potential risks.

Help drive technology and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ideally experienced working on Sodick Wire Erosion machines (training will be provided)
  • Leadership skills are desirable
  • Good verbal & written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to workload and business requirements
  • Works well in a team environment
  • The ability to work under pressure

Rewards & Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Subsidised health club and gym membership
  • Free Lunch
  • 25 days holiday plus Bank holidays
  • Company phone

All positions are permanent, numerous shifts available.

If you are interested in this position and want to join one of the UK’s most successful and advanced engineering companies, please email here with a copy of your CV.

We are an equal opportunities employer with a progressive approach to employment.

Rewards and Benefits

Work for Progressive and enjoy these benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Life Assurance
  • Eye-care Assistance
  • Pension Contributions
  • Private Healthcare
  • On-site Parking

The Progressive Apprentice Academy

Progressive Technology recognise the future benefits of investing in the development of a home-grown workforce. We are committed to contributing to the growth of the UK’s mechanical engineering skills-base which is why we created the Progressive Apprentice Academy.

Full details can be found here.

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