Apprentice CNC Programmer/Setter/Operator - J M Automatics Ltd

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Location: Portsmouth - PO3 5HJ
Salary per week: £192.30
Working hours: 39
Applications in by: 14/06/2019
Interview Date: 21/06/2019
Job Code: ED31529

An exciting opportunity in a dynamic working environment learning to Program, set and operate a range of Computer Numerically Controlled multi-axis Mills and Lathes machinery. You will be working on components for the Aerospace, Defence, Nuclear and Petro Chemical Industries sectors learning innovative work holding and machining strategies in a range of materials

J M Automatics has a range of CNC Milling and Turning machines and an experienced team of engineers. With a good diversity of work and a supportive team focussed on delivering quality apprenticeships, this is a great opportunity to secure your part in their future

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Duties will include:

  • Learn how to work in accordance with company safety procedures and follow Health and Safety legislation
  • Become competent reading and interpreting relevant data and documentation used to produce machined components
  • Learn how to plan how to complete milling operations, programming data into CNC Mills and Lathes
  • Become competent receiving and checking materials ensuring raw materials are available and correct using engineering drawings and technical specifications
  • Learn to use a range of techniques, including applying innovative work holding arrangements utilising specialist tooling
  • Become competent selecting and setting up the tooling
  • Learn how to programming, setting and operating modern CNC equipment
  • After training you will be able to apply a range of machining strategies to increase accuracy and productivity
  • Become competent setting and adjusting the machine operating parameters to produce the work pieces to the required specification

Training to be provided:

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 hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical assemblies 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

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 are essential
  • Additionally a science or engineering qualification is highly desirable
  • Any CAD/CAM experience/qualifications will be looked upon favorably


  • 20 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday
  • Company Pension (after qualifying period)
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Overtime available
  • Become part of successful business

Future Prospects:

  • 22 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday
  • Progression routes within the company for the right candidate
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Overtime available

Applications in by: 14/06/2019
Interview Date: 21/06/2019
Job Code: ED31529

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