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Engineering Apprentice CICOREL (LONDON) LTD

A fantastic position has arisen to machine a range of components whilst adhering to required standards & quality, including the setup of machinery & basic programming. You will adhere to strict safety requirements, helping to achieve daily production targets in terms of quality & quantity, optimising efficiency & maintaining operational excellence.

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Closing date: 29 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,754.68

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    It is a 39.5 hour week. Our hours are 0730 – 1630 Mon to Thursday & 0730 – 1300 on Friday.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000072473

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Machinists in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work, machining components from specialist materials using conventional and/or CNC machine tools such as centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines, electro discharge machines, single and multi- axis CNC machine tools centres. They will be expected to be able set up, operate and adjust/edit equipment settings as applicable to the machine tool being used. When using CNC equipment, they will be expected to be able to produce, prove and/or edit programmes. During and on completion of the machining operations they will be expected to measure and check the components being produced and make adjustments to the equipment/programme to ensure components meet the required specification.

Specific Specialist Knowledge and Skills

Specific Specialist Knowledge:

Understand mathematical techniques, formula and calculation involved in the machining processes such as speeds and feeds, calculating angles/tapers, material removal
Understand the practical and theoretical uses of the machines used, and their applications
Understand the work-holding 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


Specific Specialist Skills:

  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to produce machined components
  • Determine the most efficient and effective approach to machine the component using a range of tools, machining process and techniques
  • Select and set up the correct tooling and work holding devices
    Set and adjust 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
  • Select and use a range of measuring and testing equipment to check components are to the required quality and accuracy
  • Produce complex and specialist components as a one off test and trial work piece and/or producing components in small or large batches
  • Contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

This 4-year programme will include 3 days a week at Yeovil College in the first year, with the remaining 2 days with Cicorel. The 2nd and 3rd years requires 1 day a week at College and 4 days with Cicorel. The 4th year is based solely in the workplace. 

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

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
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
Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship, a full-time position will be offered if a full time position is available.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Cicorel is a specialised engineering company based in Dorset, UK. Cicorel specializes in the production of very small complex components, medium size machining and fully assembled products. Accuracy levels can be as extreme as the customer specifies, down to one micron at constant temperature. Cicorel serves a cross-section of industries, notably the aerospace, oil & gas and instrumentation sectors. Cicorel operate an ISO 9001:2015 quality management system. Utilising the latest CNC milling and drilling equipment and CNC lathes Cicorel works in many of the more demanding materials to produce a range of products and have a reputation for precision, detail, exacting high standards, quality assurance and on time delivery.

Employer

CICOREL (LONDON) LTD

Address

UNIT 3A

COLDHARBOUR BUSINESS PARK

SHERBORNE

DT9 4JW

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Training

Training provider

YEOVIL COLLEGE

Contact

Nikita Thomas

Nikita.Thomas@yeovil.ac.uk

01935845421

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)


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