Apprentice Mechanical Engineering Technician PCML
PCML is one of the fastest-growing precision engineering & manufacturing companies in the UK supplying a variety of industries including Biotech Design & Manufacturing, High-Tech Industrial Solutions & Life Science Products manufacturing. Be a part of a company which will support growth and development in CNC Machinist with PCML.
Closing date: 31 May 2023
Overtime is available at a 1.5x basic rate. Enrolment onto the company health scheme - Healthshield (following successful probation)
Workplace hours are: Monday - Thursday 07:30 - 16:30 Fridays 07:30 - 13:30 20-minute paid break (Monday - Friday) 30-minute unpaid lunch break (Monday - Thursday)
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
01 Aug 2023
07 Mar 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
As an apprentice, you will be joining a work-based programme that delivers a package of on-the-job training and an occupationally relevant qualification. Working alongside college delivered units, you will develop the skills, knowledge and experience to become a qualified CNC Machinist within precision engineering.
Reports to: Production Manager
Over the course of the apprenticeship, you will receive quality coaching and mentoring from our skilled engineers in the following areas:
- Manual Machining - milling and turning
- CNC Machine operation and setting - milling and turning
- EDM - Electronic Discharge Machining
- Finishing specialisms i.e., deburring, lapping, rumbling, straight graining, ENP (Electro-nickel plating), bead blasting
- Production Engineering (CAD/CAM)
- Be responsible for the completion of daily work given
- Ensure maximum productivity is achieved
- Ensure that all produced parts are to a high standard every time by using colleagues, equipment and processes that are at your disposal
- Inspect material and end products to ensure that all quality expectations are being met
- Ensure general unit housekeeping (6S) is maintained.
- Ensure company standards including quality and H&S are maintained at all times.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
The practical training period is the time dedicated to the development of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours for your Apprenticeship which includes the following components:
- Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard
- Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours (KSB’s)
- Functional Skills maths and English Level 2 (exemptions apply)
The apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence.
During the first year of the apprenticeship, you will spend 3 days in-college during term time and 2 days spent in the Workplace. Into years 2 to 3 years, you will attend college 1 day per week and 4 days spent in the Workplace. Towards the end of the practical training period of apprenticeship the training will be all in the Workplace, preparing for the End Point Assessment.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
A fully qualified CNC Machinist.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
CAMBRIDGE REGIONAL COLLEGE
Level 3 (A level)
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