CNC Machinist (Production Manufacturing) Apprentice

Good Directions

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional CNC Machinist Apprentice for our client, Good Directions Ltd in Botley.

If you want to develop a career in engineering and machining, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!

Your new apprenticeship

As a CNC Machinist Apprentice, you will be involved in highly skilled, complex, precision work, machining components from specialist materials using CNC machine tools such as centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, waterjet cutter, router, laser cutter and folding machines.

You will learn how to set up, operate and adjust/edit equipment settings as applicable to the machine tool being used. Once competent you will be able to produce, prove and/or edit programmes. Upon completion you will be measuring and checking components, making adjustments to the equipment/programme to ensure components meet the required specification. You will also gain hands on experience across a wide manual production and assembly processes.

Duties

What will I be responsible for?

As a CNC Machinist Apprentice, your job will entail being able to receive and check materials to ensure that all raw materials are available and correct . You will be using engineering drawings and technical specifications to set and operate the machinery. This a process driven environment using the proven techniques, including applying work holding arrangements utilising specialist tooling.

You will be learning how to programme, set and operate modern CNC equipment as well as set and operate manual mills and lathes. You will plan how to complete milling operations, programming data into CNC Mills and Lathes using chucks, fixtures, and vices.

As you gain experience you will take responsibility for adjusting a range of machining parameters to maximise machining outcomes producing products with a high degree of accuracy and finish, ensuring quality standards are achieved.  You will use conventional mechanical measuring equipment including Vernier’s, Micrometre’s to check that work is correct.

Other information

Good Directions Ltd designs, manufactures and installs exterior and interior clocks, clock towers and architectural features. A large standard range of products is available and bespoke products can be designed to suit customer requirements.

Skills

To be considered for the role of CNC Machinist Apprentice, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • This is physical job you will need to be fit and want to undertake a very hands on role
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated. 
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate  with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development
Personal qualities
  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical components are desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience
Qualifications required
  • 5 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.

Benefits

  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
Future prospects
  • There is potential to be offered a full time role after the apprenticeship.
Training to be provided

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 2 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by the client but be support every step of the way by PETA.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  This will be a 15-month programme, structured as 13 months of day release (1 day a week) of skills training at PETA Ltd where you will complete the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills). Your units will include:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety
  • Working efficiently and effectively in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information


Agreed additional units

  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Preparing and Using CNC Turning Machines
  • Preparing and Using CNC Milling Machines

Your independent end point assessment will comprise of:

Practical Skills Observation to assess your application of skill. Typically, this will be covered within one task. During the observation the independent assessor may ask between 3-6 open questions to assess the related underpinning knowledge. You will also undertake a Professional Discussion this will be a holistic assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviours using a reflective portfolio

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