Callatech Precision Engineers Ltd

CNC Machinist Apprentice (Production Manufacturing) - Advanced (Level 3)

Callatech Precision Engineers Ltd (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £12,480.00
40.0 hours per week Mon-Fri 08.00 -16.30
48 months (duration)
27 September 2021(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
10 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As a Machinist Apprentice, you will be involved in highly skilled, complex, precision work, machining components from specialist materials using CNC machine tools such as centre lathes, vertical and horizontal milling machines, horizontal and cylindrical grinding machines, electro discharge machines, single & multi- axis CNC machine tools centres.

Responsibilities

  1. As a Machinist Apprentice, your job will entail being able to receive and check materials to ensure that all raw materials are available and correct.
  2. You will be using engineering drawings and technical specifications to set and operate the machinery.
  3. This a process driven environment using the proven techniques, including applying work holding arrangements utilising specialist tooling
  4. You will learn how to programme, set and operate modern CNC equipment as well as set and operate manual mills and lathes.
  • You will plan how to complete milling operations, programming data into CNC Mills and Lathes using chucks, fixtures and vices.
  • As you gain experience you will take responsibility for adjusting a range of machining parameters to maximise machining outcomes producing products with a high degree of accuracy and finish, ensuring quality standards are achieved. 
  • You will use conventional mechanical measuring equipment including Vernier’s, Micrometre’s to check that work is correct.

Future Prospects

There is opportunity for a full-time role once the apprenticeship has been completed.

Reality Check

  • Auto enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available

Skills Required

  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills

Qualities Required

  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical components are desirable
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Qualifications Required

  • 5 GCSE's at grade C/4 or above (or equivalents) to include maths and English are essential

Training Provided

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 3 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by the client but be support every step of the way by PETA.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training centre for off-the-job training.  The majority of skills development training in years 2, 3 and 4 will be completed with your employer at your place of work.

You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 18 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:

  • Preparing and using Manual Turning Machines
  • Preparing and using Manual Milling Machines
  • Preparing and using CNC Milling Machines
  • Preparing and using CNC Turning Machines
  • Using fitting and assembly Techniques.
  • Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings using a CAD System
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • You will also complete the Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Technical Knowledge).

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:

Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Learning & Development Coach. During this time, you will be day released for 24 months to complete a Technical certificate (Level 3) as part of your advanced apprenticeship standard. This will be the Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge).

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