Good Directions Limited

CNC Machinist (Production Manufacturing) Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Good Directions Limited (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £8,944.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday 07.30 - 16.00 with half an hour for lunch
18 months (duration)
27 September 2021(start date)
Engineering operative (apprenticeship standard)
10 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As a CNC 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, waterjet cutter, router, laser cutter and folding machines.


As a CNC Machinist Apprentice, your job will entail:

  1. 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. This a process driven environment using the proven techniques, including applying work holding arrangements utilising specialist tooling.
  3. You will be learning 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.
  4. 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 potential to be offered a full-time role after the apprenticeship.

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

Skills Required

To be considered for the role of CNC Machinist Apprentice, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • This is physical job you will need to be fit and want to undertake a very hands-on role
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Qualities Required

  • 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

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 2 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.  This will be a 15-month programme, structured as 13 months of day release (1 day a week) of skills training at PETA Ltd where you will complete the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills). Your units will include:

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety
  • Working efficiently and effectively in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
  • Using and communicating technical information

Agreed additional units

  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines
  • Preparing and Using CNC Turning Machines
  • Preparing and Using CNC Milling Machines

Your independent end point assessment will comprise of:

Practical Skills Observation to assess your application of skill. Typically, this will be covered within one task. During the observation the independent assessor may ask between 3-6 open questions to assess the related underpinning knowledge. You will also undertake a Professional Discussion this will be a holistic assessment of knowledge, skills and behaviours using a reflective portfolio.

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