Apprentice CNC Machinist (Milling and Turning) - PALL Manufacturing UK Ltd

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth PO6 1TD
Salary per week: £211.34
Working hours: Mon-Thu 08.00-16.30 & Fri 08.00-15.30 - 30 minutes lunch (39 hours)
Applications in by: 23/06/2019
Interview Date: 28/06/2019
Job Code: ED31089

You will learn how to programme, set and operate the manual and CNC Milling and Turning machines. You will learn how to load prove and edit programs using the machine programming languages working on components in stainless steel for the filtration industry. You will work with an experienced team learning about work holding and machining strategies

Pall Manufacturing UK Ltd (part of Pall Corporation) is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.
The company site in Farlington is close to public transport hubs and the A27. The company have a strong track record in training and developing apprentices to become skilled engineers. The company manufactures a variety of filter housings and pressure vessels for the Pharmaceutical, Medical, Industrial and Nuclear industries. They produce low and medium volume components and assemblies. You will be working as part of a small team manufacturing machined products. This is an environment where team work flexibility and application are key assets. PALL will provide excellent support & training

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Duties will include:

  • Learn how to follow company safety procedures and Health and Safety legislation
  • Become competent reading and interpret drawings, data and documentation used to produce machined components
  • You will be taught how 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 edit using the machine control interface and operate CNC Milling and Turning Machines
  • Learn how programme using machine programing language to generate toolpaths and manufacture to components to drawing specifications
  • Learn about a range machining strategies and innovative work holding methods
  • Select and use a range of measuring and testing equipment to check components are to the required quality and accuracy
  • Accurately complete data entries on databases and routing documents

Other information:

  • PALL is located on Walton Road, you must be able to get yourself here reliably
  • You will be expected to work flexibly as part of a highly skilled team
  • PALL is 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 Math’s 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:

  • PALL Ltd have an established and robust apprenticeship programme that is committed to producing a skilled and motivated workforce.
  • PALL 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.

Application questions:

  • What will make you stand out from the other candidates?
  • Tell us about a time when you have undertaken a task that you were proud of your contribution

Applications in by: 23/06/2019
Interview Date: 28/06/2019
Job Code: ED31089

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