CNC Machinist Apprentice

WESTCUT ENGINEERING LTD

Melksham, SN12 6TT

Closes in 6 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 7 May 2024


Summary

Offering hands on training and education in the operation and programming of CNC machinist. The roles aim is to develop skills in CNC programming, machine maintenance and quality control processes. The programme combines on the job training with classroom instruction to cultivate a well-rounded understanding of CNC machining principles.

Annual wage
£12,979.20 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Machining technician (level 3)
Hours
Monday to Thursday 08.00-17.00 Friday 08.00-13.00 30 minutes unpaid lunch break

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September

Duration

3 Years 6 Months

Positions available

2

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Level 3 machining technician apprenticeship.

One day a week attending Wiltshire college and University centre Chippenham (term time only). 

Where you’ll work

7 Lancaster Park Industrial Estate

Bowerhill

Melksham

SN12 6TT

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

WILTSHIRE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CENTRE

Your training course

Machining technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Comply with statutory health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Comply with environmental, ethical and sustainability regulations and procedures: safe disposal of waste, re-cycling or re-use of materials and efficient use of resources.
  • Prepare and set up conventional or CNC machines.
  • Operate and adjust conventional or CNC machines.
  • Apply risk assessment and hazard identification processes and procedures in the work area.
  • Monitor, obtain and check stock and supplies, and complete stock returns.
  • Record information - paper based or electronic. For example, energy usage, job sheets, risk assessments, equipment service records, test results, handover documents and manufacturers' documentation, asset management records, work sheets, checklists, waste environmental records and any legal reporting requirements.
  • Read and interpret information. For example, data and documentation used to produce machined components.
  • Apply engineering, mathematical and scientific principles.
  • Plan and organise own work and resources.
  • Follow and apply inspection, quality assurance procedures and processes.
  • Select machining process.
  • Select and setup tooling and work holding devices.
  • Set and adjust machine operating parameters. For example, setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations, loading, proving and validating programs when using a CNC machine tool.
  • Apply machining operations and techniques to produce complex components with features. For example, parallel; stepped; angular diameters and faces; grooves; slots; recesses and undercuts; radii and chamfers; internal and external forms and profiles; reamed; bored; drilled and electro eroded holes; internal and external screw threads.
  • Measure and check components.
  • Select and check condition of tools and equipment. Identify issues, resolve and take action as needed.
  • Identify and action issues in the manufacturing process.
  • Apply fault-finding and diagnostic testing procedures to identify faults. Diagnose and resolve issues. Escalate issues.
  • Maintain the work area and return any resources and consumables.
  • Communicate with others verbally. For example, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Follow machine shut down, safe isolation, handover, start up or warm up procedures. Escalate issues.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques. Devise suggestions for improvement.
  • Apply ethical principles.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade Minimum Grade 4 or above)
    • Maths (grade Minimum Grade 4 or above)
    • Science (grade Minimum Grade 4 or above)
    • Two other subjects (grade Minimum Grade 4 or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    Must be able to get to and from the place of work in a safe and timely manner.

    About this company

    Established in 1996, Westcut Engineering has grown to become a trusted engineering supplier to leading manufacturing company

    https://www.westcut-engineering.co.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    There may be an opportunity of a full-time position upon successfully completing the apprenticeship.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    WILTSHIRE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CENTRE

    The apprenticeship team

    apprenticeships@wiltshire.ac.uk

    0845 345 2235

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000249182.

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    Closes in 6 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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