Mount Vernon Hospital

Machinist Apprentice - Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Advanced (Level 3)


Mount Vernon Hospital

Training Provider:

Harrow and Uxbridge College

Weekly wage £312.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - 8.30am - 5pm
duration: 45 months
start: 10 August 2020
Advanced (Level 3)
Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
31 July 2020 (application closing date)
As the number one cancer hospital in the UK we are now looking for our second apprentice to join us in the prosthetics dept, you will be making bespoke products for our cancer patients, such as body, arm, leg and head supports..


The apprentice engineer will support the mechanical workshop and will learn all aspects of mechanical engineering.

You will be using lathes, mills, drilling equipment and equipment that is used for manufacture of patients prosthetic devices.

The apprentice will be involved in providing engineering support to the cancer centre manufacturing some bespoke products for cancer patient's, such as body, arm, leg, and head supports. These products are made from raw materials and you will be making these products from engineering drawings including 3D CAD and CNC.

  • Read and interpret relevant data and documentation used to produce machined components
  • Determine the most efficient and effective approach to machine the component using a range of tools, machining process and techniques select and set up the correct tooling and work holding devices
  • Set and adjust the machine operating parameters to produce the work pieces to the required specification. This will involve setting feeds and speeds for roughing and finishing operations
  • You will be expected to be able set up, operate and adjust/edit equipment settings as applicable to the machine tool being used
  • When using CNC equipment you will be expected to be able to produce, prove and/or edit programmes
  • During and on completion of the machining operations you will be expected to measure and check the components being produced and make adjustments to the equipment/programme to ensure components meet the required specification

This list is not exhaustive

Future Prospects

Skilled engineer / Team Leader / Manager

Skills Required

  • Being able to follow instructions
  • Having good communication skills especially on the telephone
  • Being methodical and organised
  • Having good concentration
  • Being able to work to strict deadlines

Qualities Required

  • Reliable
  • Tenacious
  • Trustworthy
  • Fully committed to learning the job
  • Not afraid of hard work
  • Able to communicate in a business-like manner
  • You will be required to do a full DPR check

Qualifications Required

GCSE English and maths 4-9/A-C or equivalent 

Training Provided

Apprentices will be required to attend college at least x 2 days per week for the first 12 / 18 months, at Uxbridge Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship.

Our Account Manager, industry-trained assessor and Learning Advocate will support apprentices to deliver our high-quality training programmes.

The apprentice will be required to complete:

Engineering Technician level 3

  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Standard and End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills in English, maths, and ICT (if required)
  • Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role
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