CNC Miller (Programmer/Setter/Operator) - Amdale Ltd

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth PO3 5BU
Salary per week: £200
Working hours: Mon – Thurs 08.00-17.00 hrs Fri 08.00-16.00 hrs
Applications in by: 18/11/2018
Interview Date: 22/11/2018
Job Code: ED29417

An Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to start or develop your career with a salaried job and free training.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn to program 5 axis CNC mills and lathes with powered tooling. You will be working on components for the Motorsport, Medical and Aerospace sectors. You will learn about innovative work holding and machining strategies in a range of materials with the possibility of learning how to programme off-line.

Amdale is an innovative manufacturing company with an established history of training and developing apprentices. This is a dynamic working environment providing high precision parts for a range of customers. The company is committed to investing in technology, quality machinery and equipment. Despite our expansion we retain our core values of quality, reliability and customer care. We aim to exceed customer expectations with our continuous commitment to the latest technology and quality inspection in precision engineering.

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Duties will include:

  • Follow company safety procedures and Health and Safety legislation
  • Learn how to read and interpret drawings, data and documentation used to produce machined components
  • Be able to select and set up the correct tooling and work holding devices
  • Learn how to set and adjust machine operating parameters to maximise efficiently
  • Learn how to programme and edit using the machine control interface and operate CNC Mills and Lathes
  • Learn about a range machining strategies and innovative work holding methods
  • Learn how create and manipulate 3D and generate toolpaths using post processing software
  • Select and use a range of measuring and testing equipment to check components are to the required quality and accuracy

Other information:

  • Amdale are located on Limberline Road, you must be able to get yourself here reliably
  • You will be expected to work flexibly as part of a highly skilled team
  • Amdale are a supportive company with a history of producing high quality engineers

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  The majority of skills development training in years 2, 3 and 4 will be completed with your employer at your place of work.

You will work towards the following qualifications:

  • You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 18 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:
  • Preparing and using Manual Turning Machines
  • Preparing and using Manual Milling Machines
  • Preparing and using CNC Milling Machines
  • Preparing and using CNC Turning Machines
  • Using fitting and assembly Techniques.
  • Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings using a CAD System
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • You will also complete the Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Technical Knowledge).
  • You will be expected to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA assessor. You will be day released for a further two years to complete a Technical certificate (Level 3) as part of your advanced apprenticeship framework. This will be the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge).
  • You will also achieve Functional Skills in Math’s and English at level 2 (if you have not already achieved C+ or a Grade 4+ in these disciplines)

Skills required:

  • You will have a good level of dexterity and hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in manufacturing mechanical components is highly desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination
  • 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

Personal qualities:

  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated. 
  • You will need good communication skills as you will develop into a role where the ability to communicate on a technical level with peers and management is a crucial skill
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Qualifications required:

  • 3 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English
  • Additionally a science or engineering qualification is highly desirable
  • Any engineering experience or qualifications will be looked upon favorably


  • 20 days annual leave plus 8 days statutory bank/public holidays.
  • Staff rest room
  • Enrolment onto the company pension scheme (after qualifying period)
  • Support through your professional development

Future Prospects:

  • Amdale Ltd have an established and robust apprenticeship programme that is committed to producing a skilled and motivated workforce.
  • Amdale Ltd want to develop their apprentices with a view to building a diverse, experienced and qualified workforce with progression routes available within the business for the right candidates.

Applications in by: 18/11/2018
Interview Date: 22/11/2018
Job Code: ED29417

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