Engineer CNC Mill/Lathe Programmer/Setter/Operator Apprentice Porvair Filtration Group Ltd

An exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic working environment learning how to program, set and operate a range of Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) lathes and also 3 and 5 axis CNC Mills. You be manufacturing precision components in stainless steels

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Thurs 07.00 - 16.00 hrs Fri 07.00 - 11.00 hrs

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    48 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

  • Learn to program, set and operate a range of modern Multi Axis CNC Lathes and Mills.
  • You will be learning to use the latest techniques, including applying innovative work holding arrangements and the utilising the latest high technology tooling
  • Learn a range of machining strategies to increase accuracy and productivity
  • Program Lathes with driven tooling
  • Program a range of 3 and 5 axis CNC Mills
  • Learn to set a range of cutting tools including unique modified cutters
  • Produce products with a high degree of accuracy and finish, ensuring Porvair’s quality standards are achieved. 
  • Learn to self-inspect complex parts using mechanical inspection equipment
  • Site safety is of paramount importance to Porvair, you will complete of off the job training as well as a Porvair’s specific health and safety induction before learning how to use the equipment on site

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will have a good level of dexterity
  • Demonstrate an interest in manufacturing mechanical components is highly desirable
  • You will have good 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 are essential
  • Additionally a science or engineering qualification is highly desirable
  • Any engineering experience or qualifications will be looked upon favorably

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

• This apprenticeship will be one of the new improved Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Standards • The company is located on the Segensworth Industrial Estate, you will need to be able get here reliably • The company will support your personal and professional development • You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process • The company operates on an ethical basis respecting peoples beliefs Benefits: • 22.5 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday • Progression routes within the company for the right candidate • Free on-site car parking • Enrolment onto the company pension scheme (after qualifying period) The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit:

About the employer

Porvair Filtration Group is a specialist filtration group with operations in the UK and US, employing about 400 people. The Company designs and manufactures a broad range of specialist filtration equipment for applications in aerospace, energy, bioscience, water and industrial applications. In 2008 the division acquired Toolturn, a specialist engineering machining business and in 2015 acquired a new building in New Milton. The business is headquartered in Fareham, Hampshire but has facilities in New Milton, UK; Wrexham, UK; Richmond, Virginia, USA and Caribou, Maine, USA. Porvair Plc are the holding company of Porvair Filtration Group.


Porvair Filtration Group Ltd


Unit 1-2

Concorde Close


PO15 5RT

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Training provider

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training centre 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 12 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
  • Using fitting and assembly Techniques.

This 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 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).

Apprenticeship standard

Advanced Manufacturing > Machinist (Advanced Manufacturing Engineering)

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PETA Limited


Phil Brooke 02392 454445

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017