Machine shop Apprentice I Knibb & Son

The successful candidate would be working alongside well established industry specialist to learn and develop skills in multiple types of heavy machinery working a 4 day week Monday to Thursday.

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    39.00 hours per week including college. Shifts to be arranged.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    4 years

  • Possible start date

    06 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate would be working to become a specialist on a whole range of machinery including: manual and automatic lathes, radial drills, milling machines, and other bespoke production equipment.

Once proficient with these industrial tools successful candidate would work with CNC machinery for larger scale projects.

I Knibb works alongside Falmouth Marine Network dealing mainly with Fluid pumps systems and bespoke product designs. The candidate will also work alongside the employer to see products from conception to a finished product.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Basic understanding of Health and safety in the workplace
  • Clear ability to see tasks completed to a high standard and accuracy

Personal qualities

  • Keen
  • Motivated
  • Passionate

Qualifications required

GSCE Grade C (Grade 4) or above in Maths and English - Desirable

Full UK Driving Licence - Desirable.

Future prospects

I Knibb are looking to hire a prospective apprentice after completion to help expand and develop the growing demand in the industry.

About the employer

I Knibb is a family owned and run sub contract engineering business near Falmouth established in 1934. We have a loyal, dedicated and skilled workforce, we are ISO 9001 registered and our welders are coded. We have a machine shop and fabrication shop with over 10,000 sq ft. Most of our customers are pump industry and Valve Actuators

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Training provider

  • Using mathematical techniques, algebraic expressions, formulae and calculation to understand the machining and manufacturing processes such as speeds and feeds, calculating angles/tapers, material removal
  • Understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the manufacture of machined components
  • Understanding the practical and theoretical uses of the machines used, and their applications.
  • Understanding the workholding devices, cutting tools, and setting up procedures, in adequate depth to provide a sound basis for carrying out the activities, correcting faults and ensuring the work output is to the required specification
  • Understanding the typical problems that can occur during the machining process and how they can be resolved
  • Determine the most efficient and effective approach to machine the component using a range of tools, machining process and techniques.
  • Complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations while carrying out manufacturing techniques
  • Reading and interpreting engineering data: reading and interpreting engineering drawings, specifications and computer generated information in order to determine what has to be produced and to what specification.
  • Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
  • Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate materials, tools, equipment and consumables required
  • Selecting and setting up the correct tooling and work holding devices
  • Setting and adjusting the machine operating parameters to produce the work pieces to the required specification. This will involve setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations
  • Selecting and using a range of measuring and testing equipment to check components are to the required quality and accuracy.
  • Business improvement techniques: recommending and contributing to the designing and implementation of new or revised manufacturing processes, procedures or ways of working in order to be more efficient and cost effective. 
  • Producing complex and specialist components as a one off test and trial work piece and/or producing components in small or large batches.
  • Employer tailored skills as required such as undertaking equipment/asset care and/or Preventative Planned Maintenance processes and procedures
  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship the candidate will receive their Level 3 Advanced Engineering.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Truro College


Tom Moran

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017