Precision machining is the manufacturing of components on various machines. During the first part of your training as a precision machining apprentice you will learn basic machining and hand fitting skills through a series of supervised machining tasks, in which you will manufacture a number of useful engineering tools.
You will attend a variety of lectures which will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the tools and techniques that you will be using. It will also give you more information about the materials, manufacturing equipment and processes that you will be following throughout your career.
Apprentices work on a variety of machines within the academy including:
Vertical and horizontal milling machines
Computer numerical controlled (CNC) lathes
In the second part of your training you will undertake a series of machining tasks. These are designed to prepare and expose you to the full spectrum of our plant and facilities and the work that you will undertake within the organisation.
Once on site, you will have the opportunity to complete more advanced machining tasks, involving more complex holding and machining work.
A practical aptitude for engineering or technology
Good communication skills
Excellent team working skills
Health and safety aware
Effective at following instructions
Ability to concentrate for long periods
Passion for your chosen profession
Level 3 (framework)
Preferably GCSE in Math and English at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
Qualifications achieved during your apprenticeship:
NVQ – Level 3 Diploma in in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Technical certificate)