Apprentice CNC Router Programmer / Operator Industrial Engineering Plastics Group Limited

Working with plastics you will learn how to program a variety of 2D shapes using specialist software to produce components for manifolds, pipework bends and runs. You will select materials, program tools and check patterns before machining.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 07.30 - 12.30; 13.00 – 16.00 (40 Hours)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

  • You will be trained how to set a 2 axis CNC router in order to fabricate and weld plastic assemblies
  • You will learn how to use a variety of power tools, including drills, cutting tools, files and other finishing tools
  • You will learn how to fabricate and weld assemblies to customers specifications
  • You will learn to reinforce assemblies with fibreglass as appropriate
  • You will become a critical member of IE Plastic’s warehousing and logistics operation by helping to offload deliveries, move materials, book materials in and assist in moving completed products onto delivery vehicles

Other information

  • The company is located at a remote industrial estate with minimal public transport.
  • You will need to ensure you are able to get yourself onsite and on time. Existing employees operate a car sharing scheme from the Havant / Waterlooville area
  • Suitable applicants will be interviewed at the earliest opportunity and this may be in advance of the vacancy closing date

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good, logical approach to problem solving
  • Awareness of health and safety issues regarding working in a dynamic environment
  • Good level of dexterity and skills in the use of hand tools
  • An interest in manufacturing
  • Ability to integrate with an established team

Personal qualities

  • You will demonstrate an attention to detail and the ability to plan activities and identify potential problems in advance
  • You will be focused, self-motivated, trustworthy and have a team player mentality
  • You will be self-disciplined and portray a willingness to assist the team achieve their departmental goals

Qualifications required

  • GCSE’s at Grade C (4) or above in English and Maths or equivalent are desirable but not essential
  • Work experience in the sector is highly desirable

Future prospects

• IE Plastics are developing their apprentices as part of their succession planning. There will be opportunities and progression routes within the business for the right candidates

Things to consider

Please note all applicants will be required to attend a pre-entry interview with PETA before an application can be progressed. Benefits: • 20 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday • Progression routes within the company for the right candidate • Free onsite car parking • Opportunity to work overtime The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. Please be aware that this rate changes every year on 1 October and reference should be made to for further information.

About the employer

IEP is a UK market leader in plastic fabrication, specialising in complex plastic ductwork projects. Offering a one stop solution for commercial and industrial plastics requirements, fabricated from our purpose-built Head Office in Hampshire.


Industrial Engineering Plastics Group Limited


Passfield Mill Business Park, Mill Lane


GU30 7QU

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location

Training provider

You will work towards the following qualifications:

  • NVQ 2 in Performing Manufacturing Operations

The training will be based around the Improving Own Performance Framework following the Performing Manufacturing Operations (PMO) Level 2 programme to be conducted in the workplace. The details of the units to be followed are:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Contributing to effective team working
  • Preparing for manufacturing operations
  • Concluding manufacturing operations
  • Contributing to improving effectiveness in the workplace
  • Making products using computer controlled equipment
  • Level 2 Diploma in Environmental Awareness

Requiring 3-5 days of release from the workplace to PETA’s engineering training centre in Havant

  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

If required these will need further attendance at one of PETA’s training centres

  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Workbook

Completed in the workplace

  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Delivered at one of PETA’s training centres


Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PETA Limited


Ian Smith 023 9245 4445

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 30 Sep 2017