Advanced CNC Machinist Apprenticeship The Engineering Quest Ltd

Quest Engineering is looking to offer a number of mechanical engineering apprenticeships. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in a wide selection of processes as the company is a leading supplier of precision-machined components.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £220.00

  • Working week

    40 hours per week Mon - Thurs 7am - 4.30pm and Fri

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091051298

  • Positions

    2 available

Quest Engineering is looking to offer a number of mechanical engineering apprenticeships. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to engage in a wide selection of processes as the company is a leading supplier of precision-machined components.

This is aCNC Machinist apprenticeship in both horizontal & vertical milling including multi-axis turning /milling. The apprentice will be mentored /coached by a skilled setter /engineer and the apprentice’s welfare taken care of by both the cell leader and production supervisor on a day-to-day basis.

As an operator of these machines you will be expected to do the following general skills.

  • Completing documentation,
  • Completing IMS sheets,
  • Non-conformance system
  • Basic auditing skills
  • Using documentation repository
  • Using MRP /SFDC
  • The Quality Path
  • Gated inspection
  • Understanding of ISO-2768-1 general tolerancing (linear /angular)
  • Understanding of ISO-2768-2 geometrical tolerancing
  • Using CMMs, height gauges, shadowgraphs, contraces, & surface testers,
  • Using micrometers, bore micrometers, depth micrometers, digital verniers, & clocks.
  • Using flatness testing, gauging methods, & thread gauges
  • Calibration
  • Company Metrics - understanding of Company /cell metrics, & individual performance measures
  • Understanding of machine capability & SPC
  • Problem solving techniques
  • 5S principles - understanding
  • Constraints Theory
  • Lean principles - understanding
  • Set up process

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Manual dexterity and the ability to work with numbers

Personal qualities

Self-motivation.
Good work ethic.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Eager & willing to learn new skills.
The want to succeed and be part of a dynamic and talented team.
However, the company places more importance on the candidate having the right attitude and hunger to succeed and better their skills, rather than high educational qualifications.

Qualifications required

5 GCSE including Maths & English grade C or above (or equivalent)

Future prospects

Guaranteed fulltime employment after successful completion of apprenticeship as skilled CNC machinists /engineers. This growing organisation which has planned 50% increase in work load through 2017

Things to consider

Precision engineering requires exacting standards in terms of the quality of work carried out, thus our apprentices are expected to achieve the highest standards attainable each and every day.
In additon the successful candidates will need to be able to commit to starting work at 7am

About the employer

As a leading supplier of precision-machined components and sub-assemblies for global industry, The Engineering Quest has made its business to offer our customers a fully integrated engineering service. In a recent business performance survey carried out by Cambridge University’s Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), the organisation attained the second highest score ever in the history of the IfM’s program, which has involved over a 1000 small-to-medium sized organisations.

The organisation is a family owned SME precision component subcontract manufacturer, with a workforce of 100, spread across two plants, one in Great Gransden, Bedfordshire and a second in Milton Keynes. The organisation’s key asset is its highly skilled workforce, many of whom have previously been employed as skilled toolmakers. The organisation has been successfully running apprenticeship schemes for a number of years with both the owners, the Managing Director and the Quality Director having served apprenticeships.

Employer

The Engineering Quest Ltd

Address

First Avenue

Bletchley

Milton Keynes

MK1 1DY

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Training provider

  • EMTA LEVEL 3 NVQ extended diploma in mechanical manufacturing engineering (QCF)
  • EDEXCEL LEVELL 3 BTEC diploma in mechanical engineering (QCF)
  • EMTA LEVEL 2 award in Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • CG LEVEL 2 functional skills qualification in english
  • CG LEVEL 2 functional skills qualification in information and communication technology
  • CG LEVEL 2 functional skills qualification in mathematics

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

BEDFORD COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bedford College

Contact

Leanean Callender


Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017