Gwk Engineering

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

Gwk Engineering (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,500.00 to £11,241.00
40.0 hours per week Monday 08:00 - 16:30, Tuesday - Thursday 08:00 - 17:30, Friday 08:00 - 13:00
48 months (duration)
28 February 2022(start date)
Engineering technician (apprenticeship standard)
10 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

You will learn how to set, operate and adjust/edit equipment settings. Once competent you will be able to produce and prove programmes. You will measure/check components and make adjustments to meet specifications. You will be learning about CNC Mills, Lathes and Mill turns. Identifying the most effective toolpaths and machining strategies.


  • You will learn how to receive and check materials ensuring that they are available and correct
  • As a CNC machining engineering apprentice you will become competent using engineering drawings and technical specifications to set and operate machinery
  • Learn how to follow processes and use proven techniques, including setting up work holding using chucks, fixtures and vices and specialist tooling
  • As a CNC machining engineering apprentice you will become competent become competent planning how to complete milling/turning operations, entering programming data into CNC Mills and Lathes
  • Become competent programming, setting and operating CNC machinery
  • As a CNC machining engineering apprentice you will become competent 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 become competent using conventional mechanical measuring equipment including Vernier’s, Micrometre’s to check that work is correct

Future Prospects

As a CNC machining engineering apprentice, this programme forms part of your companies succession planning for the future. The company will support your personal and professional development. You will be trained, supported and monitored throughout the process.

Reality Check


  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays (TBC)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite rest area with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available
  • Paid Weekly

Skills Required

  • 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

  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical components are desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
  • 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

  • 2 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.

Training Provided

Throughout the duration of the CNC machining engineering apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  This will start as 18 months of day release when you will complete your foundation skills training.

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • 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 then pass through the foundation Gateway to complete your skills development training in years 2 - 4 with your employer. Your Level 3 development programme will include:

  • Level 3 Advanced Engineering (Development Competence) delivered in the workplace by your PETA Job Coach, and day release for 24 months to complete a Level 3 EAL technical certificate
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