Contamac Limited

CNC Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Contamac Limited (Employer)

West Suffolk College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £15,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
42 months (duration)
30 August 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
18 August 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Contamac Limited is acknowledged as a world leader in contact lens and intraocular lens material technology, with a global reputation for developing creative and innovative products, services and solutions. They are currently looking for a machinist apprentice.


What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Learn how to set and operate CNC machines safety.
  • Learn how to program using Cad or Cam software.
  • Learn how to correctly measure and inspect the parts made to specifications supplied.
  • Identifying materials and their attributes.
  • Identifying cutting tools and understanding how they are used and why.
  • Learn about Health and Safety risks within the workplace.
  • To undertake CNC and engineering tasks allocated by the Team Leader, which are deemed by them to be within your capabilities.
  • To attend West Suffolk College to undertake the apprenticeship qualification

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

  • Engineering Technician (level 3)Machining
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) 60171790
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge) 60190346
  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering – (Machining) – (Development Competence)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Machining (Development Technical Knowledge)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking for apprentices who are passionate about wanting to become a fully skilled CNC programmer or setter once the basic training has been completed. We will support successful apprentices with further qualifications up to degree level.

Reality Check

You will be learning from skilled CNC Programmers or Setters, attention to detail is essential. You will be standing by a machine most of the day and some work can be repetitive. A good understanding of computers would be an advantage.

Skills Required

Attention to detail, IT skills, Communication skills, Problem solving skills

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 5-9) Essential
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