We have a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice to join the dedicated Team based in Newcastle upon Tyne. This is an excellent opportunity to earn while you learn. Your training will be underpinned with practical experience which will prepare you for a career as an apprentice.
Closing date: 15 Dec 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 37.0
Possible start date
02 Jan 2024
20 Nov 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
We are offering a 4 year apprenticeship in which you will benefit from working closely with highly skilled engineers to learn and develop mechanical engineering skills and knowledge. Your bespoke training will equip you with the capability to produce machined components for high specification products. Soft skills will also be developed during this period to help strengthen skills such as communication.
After successful completion of the 48-month apprenticeship, you will have enough skills and experience to make you a strong entrant to start work as a qualified member of technical staff. You will combine on the job skills and knowledge gained in the workplace along with off the job further education to ensure that this is achievable.
Learning manual and cnc operations:
- Manual operation of lathes (eg: turning, screw cutting, trepanning)
- Understanding how to use a lathes and milling machines to machine a wide range of different materials (different metals, ceramics and plastics)
- Learn hand grinding of cutting tools
- When fundamental engineering skills have been embedded, progress on to CNC operated lathes using conversational programming techniques to program lathe operations as required
Learning Milling Operations:
- Manual operation of a milling machine
- Understanding correct cutter selection when working on different materials
- Use of a boring head
- Use of a dividing head
- Learn how to alter machine head position to achieve complex angle milling
- Given the vast range of materials to be machined, learn the skills and techniques for machining each type of metal, plastic and ceramic use
- When fundamental engineering skills have been embedded, progress on to CNC operated milling machines using conversational programming techniques to program milling operations as required
Learn fitting and assembly skills:
- Understand how to fit and assemble a wide range of mechanical and electromechanical components and equipment
The training you will be getting
- Pearson BTEC L3 diploma in Advanced manufacturing engineering
- City and Guilds Machining technician (1273)
- EAL L3 Extended diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
- End point assessment
- Delivery method and location of training has yet to be confirmed.
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
- Full time position upon completion of apprenticeship
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
About the employer
TDR TRAINING LIMITED
Adjustments for experience
You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Level 3 (A level)
If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.
You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
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