Apprentice CNC Machinist EDM ZONE LTD

EDM Zone are looking for apprentices to start their engineering journey in either the spring or summer 2024. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a growing company based in Newcastle.

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00

    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

    Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 4.00pm and Friday 7.30am - 12.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000236347

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties and responsibilities of the apprentice will include programming and operating Wire EDM, CNC Spark Erosion and CNC machines. 

Duties will include:

  • 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
  • Learn to read engineering drawings
  • Learn to set and operate CNC machines (including setting the cutting speeds and choosing the correct tooling)
  • Learn to program CNC machines using different controls
  • Learn to carry out changes to programmes
  • Learn to problem solve machine issues
  • Learn about housekeeping and daily maintenance checks in the work area
  • Ensure all working practices and procedures are followed at all times
  • Understand and complete all work-related documentation accurately and on time
  • Undertake any other duties in line with capabilities
  • Maintenance and safe working practices and use of PPE

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Machining
  • End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A permanent position may be available following successful completion of the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

EDM Zone is passionate about being part of manufacturing and precision engineering supply chain. Since their inception in 2007 they have gained an unrivalled reputation for quality and problem solving and are approved suppliers to GE, Siemens, NOV, Nissan, BAE and many others. They offer award winning service and are proud to serve over 200 active customers with EDM and CNC machined components and assemblies. Their expert knowledge is one of the many assets they have to offer and others include; Experience and award winning expertise – they offer the UK’s leading Wire EDM and Spark Erosion services Advanced Manufacturing – They are always looking for new technologies and innovative manufacturing techniques Customer focused – Their excellent customer service is what they pride ourselves on On time delivery and in full – They will always strive to hit deadlines no matter how tight, and try to assist with collection and delivery as much as possible

Employer

EDM ZONE LTD

Address

UNIT 10

HAWICK CRESCENT INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

NE6 1AS

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Training

Training provider

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:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

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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