Apprentice CNC Field Service Engineer

  • Reference Number VAC001627794
  • Location Coventry
  • Salary £12000 per annum
  • Position Type 4 Year(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 01/04/2020
  • Apprentice Field Service Engineering to work alongside our experienced engineer at company premises around the UK. You will be trained to service CNC machine tools carrying out the following roles; machine installations, diagnostics and machine fault and repair, servicing and customer training.

    Working week

    Between 9am – 5.30pm, days to be confirmed. Once qualified some flexibility may be required to ensure machine installed or repaired timely.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

    Possible start date

    01 Sep 2020

    Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

    Vacancy description

    Working alongside experienced engineers:

    • Machine installations
    • Diagnosing machine faults
    • Repair
    • Servicing
    • Customer training in machine construction and set up

    Requirements and prospects

    Desired skills

    • Passion for engineering
    • Good communication skill both verbaly and written
    • Full driving licence when returning to the company after first year on programme to travel between sites

    Personal qualities

    • Correct Attitude
    • Proactive
    • Enthuiastic
    • Able to work independently
    • Willingness to travel

    Desired qualifications

    • Maths GCSE 4 (C) and above or equivalents
    • English langage 4 GCSE 4 (C) and above or equivalents
    • Science 4 GCSE 4 (C) and above or equivalents
    • At least two other GCSEs at grade 4 and above or equivalent

    Future prospects

    Proven track record of employing and developing apprentices, all of whom have been offered full-time employment at the end of their apprenticeship, and all are still working for NCMT.

    Things to consider

    Must be a car dirver when returning to company after the first year on programme. A car will be provided for business use. Some overnight stays, full expensed, may be be required.
    There will be NO night shifts. Overtime will be paid for weekend working.

    About the employer

    NCMT was originally formed in 1964 and is the sole UK agent for Makino and Okuma machine tools which are recognised throughout the world for their build quality. The core of NCMT’s business is offering turnkey solutions to the manufacturing industry.


    Siskin Drive


    CV3 4FJ


    Training provider



    • Susan Reilly
    • 02476647564

    Training to be provided

    Year 1:

    Foundation Phase:

    • Full time based at the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC), September 2020 – August 2021 (returning to employer during holiday periods)
    • Foundation competency and development knowledge training
    • Gateway assessment

    Foundation Competency Unit Titles:

    • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
    • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
    • Using and communicating technical information
    • Conducting business improvement activities
    • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
    • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
    • Assembling and testing fluid power systems
    • Producing mechanical assemblies
    • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
    • Preparing and using milling machines
    • Preparing and using industrial robots

    Development knowledge and skills unit titles:

    • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
    • Communications for engineering technicians
    • Mathematics for engineering technicians
    • Applications of mechanical systems in engineering
    • Engineering organisational efficiency and improvement
    • Computer aided design (CAD) techniques
    • Application and principles of programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
    • Maintenance of mechanical systems
    • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices

    Gateway Assessment:

    Upon completion of the 1st year of study, all apprentices will be required to complete and pass their Gateway Assessment prior to returning to their employer for year 2.

    Year’s 2 and 4 – In the workplace.

    Development Phase:

    Apprentices in years 2 and 3 of their apprenticeship will return to work from August 2021 onwards. All apprentices will return to the AMTC to complete a block release programme to deliver the remaining units of the extended diploma qualification. This will include 16 weeks of block training over the 3 year period and an end point assessment. The development knowledge units below will be completed during years 2 and 3 and end point assessment in year 4.

    Development knowledge and skills unit titles:

    • Engineering project
    • Maintenance of fluid power systems and components
    • Further mathematics for engineering technicians
    • Computer numerical control (CNC) programming/machining
    • Mechanical measurement and inspection techniques
    • Industrial robot technology

    Level 3 Development Competence:

    Apprentices will spend 6-12 months gaining new skills and competence in the workplace in which assessments will be carried out by a member of the MTC team or partner. This will ensure the apprentice can meet the requirements of the second gateway assessment prior to the end point assessment.

    End Point Assessment:

    Upon completion of the above units and workplace assessments, all apprentices will undertake an end point assessment when they have successfully completed the Gateway 2 Assessment. The End Point assessment is to be carried out at an impartial assessment centre and arranged via the AMTC.

    The apprentice, upon successful completion of the end point assessment, will be awarded a certificate for the Engineering Technician Level 3, Product Design and Development Apprenticeship standard.

    The Level 3 Apprenticeship completion will meet the entry criteria for the apprentice to progress onto a Level 6 BEng (Hons) Product Design and Development Degree Apprenticeship.

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