What will the apprentice be doing?
Precision machining is the manufacturing of components on various machines. During the first part of your training as a precision machining apprentice you will learn basic machining and hand fitting skills through a series of supervised machining tasks, in which you will manufacture of a number of useful engineering tools.
You will attend a variety of lectures, through college day release, which will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the tools and techniques that you will be using. It will also give you more information about the materials, manufacturing equipment and processes that you will be following throughout your career.
In the second part of your training, you will undertake a series of machining tasks. These are designed to prepare and expose you to the full spectrum of our plant and facilities and the work that you will undertake within the organisation. Once on site, you will have the opportunity to complete more advanced machining tasks, involving more complex holding and machining work.
Apprentices work on a variety of machines within the academy including:
- Centre lathes
- Vertical and horizontal milling machines
- Surface grinders
- Pillar drills
- Computer numerical controlled (CNC) lathes
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
The first 2 years of the engineering technician apprenticeship will take place on-site at our skills academy whilst attending a local college on day release.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
At AWE we offer a guaranteed role for when you've finished your apprenticeship. Our apprentices have gone onto support our business in a variety of roles.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Health & Safety Aware
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential