Advanced Apprentice CNC Machinist Mikina Engineering

Mikina Engineering is a long-established producer of high quality CNC machining products, and assemblies. An apprenticeship at Mikina Engineering provides a strong training in mechanical engineering and offers an opportunity to join a small team of experienced engineers

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Closing date: 19 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    39 hours a week. Monday - Thursday 0800-1600 hrs Friday 0800-1500 hrs

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Mar 2018

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Successful applicants will be enrolled on our Apprentice Programme which is tailored to provide a full range of experience throughout our manufacturing processes.

This programme includes:

  • The operating and setting of CNC turning and milling machines
  • Quality control experience, and other aspects of the production process including raw material preparation
  • Machine maintenance
  • Finishing operations for despatch.

Training on both the above will include all aspects of Health & Safety to ensure we maintain our safe systems of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A mechanical aptitude, problem solving ability, good mathematical understanding

Personal qualities

Integrity and reliability, the ability/determination to meet tight schedules and deadlines, initiative.

Qualifications required

Applicants should have 4 GCSEs at grades C or above, or equivalent grade 4-9 in English language, maths and a science subject (predicted grades or equivalent qualifications).  Candidates will also be asked to sit some aptitude tests.

Future prospects

We believe in Apprenticeships and hope our Apprentices will want to build their careers with us.

Things to consider

This Position will require initial full-time training at SETA in Millbrook, Southampton to obtain a thorough grounding in Engineering, attending 37 hours a week for 47 weeks ensuring you are ready to join your employer with the basic skills and confidence to be an asset to their company. Please ensure you understand you will be required to travel daily to Southampton for the initial training and that the main place of work is in Salisbury

About the employer

Mikina Engineering was established in 1999 by experienced precision engineers Bradley Howard and Mike Dove. The business owns and occupies a 8,000 square foot manufacturing, design and office facility in Downton, near Salisbury. With clients across a broad range of industries, the company has seen continual growth since formation, adding to the capabilities of the business through expansion of the team and continual investment in the latest manufacturing technologies. Customer requirements are always our first priority. We strive to meet all deadlines and, with experience working within fast-paced industries such as motorsport, we understand that fast-turnaround is often essential and will go the extra mile to meet your delivery requirements. We have a philosophy of building long-term relationships with customers and suppliers, enabling us to offer competitive pricing, quality products and timely deliveries.


Mikina Engineering


Unit 39

Batten Road



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Training provider

Working with SETA, our training provider, Mikina Engineering have designed an Advanced Apprenticeship training programme that meets our needs and will challenge our Apprentices to do well.

Initially, you will begin full- time at SETA to undertake your Foundation Competence practical elements and a BTEC in Engineering.

Under the new standard this full time will ready you for the return to Ottaway Engineering 4 days a week (one day at SETA to continue the BTEC)

During this time, you will create a Level 3 portfolio and meet on a regular basis with an assessor from SET. To complete your apprenticeship, you will be required to undertake an independent end – point assessment, which when successfully attained will gain the apprenticeship certification

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering and manufacturing > Engineering Technician

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Southampton Engineering Training


Tracy Simper 023 8087 8319

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Closing date: 19 Nov 2017