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Machinist – Advance Manufacturing Engineer Apprentice UNICUT PRECISION LIMITED

Learn to operate CNC machines, make tool changes, measure components using gauges, learn to set machines, read technical drawings.

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:30.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

  • Daily operation of the CNC machines
  • Test parts they confirm to the drawings using gauges and measuring equipment
  • Make tool changes
  • Daily machine maintenance eg top up ccoolant
  • Measure components using gauges
  • Learn to set machines
  • Read technical drawings

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some previous experience in engineering will be beneficial

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping
  • Positive attitude
  • Self Motivated
  • Team player
  • Not afraid to speak up

Desired qualifications

  • Completed GCSE, or equivalents, and with good grades in English and maths

Future prospects

  • The apprentice will be able to progress from being a machine operator, to a machine setter and finally being able to programme the machine to make new parts

Things to consider

Covid 19:

  • Please note, that due to COVID19 and social distancing measures, some initial interviews may be conducted by telephone or other remote means. Employers are required to take appropriate Health and Safety measures when employing a new apprentice. Each employer will advise applicants of which appropriate measures to follow

About the employer

CNC subcontractor

We are a subcontract manufacturer of parts to drawing for Aerospace, Hydraulics Motor cars and Pneumatics.

Unicut Precision is a pioneering UK subcontract manufacturer that sets the benchmark in high quality precision machining. At Unicut, we utilise the latest technologies and production philosophies to deliver a Just-in-Time subcontract machining service to customers on all continents.





Tewin Court

Welwyn Garden City


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harlow College


Kellie Tighe 07739467348

Harlow College offers 2 different routes through the Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard. This is expected to be a mechatronics pathway.

The qualifications you will achieve will be:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge) - Machining Route Only

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining / Mechatronics
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Machining / Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Plus functional skills at Level 2 maths and Level 2 English if you do not hold a C/4 or above grade in GCSE or equivalent.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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