Apprentice CNC Machinist
You will be highly trained to work in the world of manufacturing; the initial training will be broad based leading to a first appointment as a CNC Machinist.
The role will involve learning how to programme machines and how they work. The first year will be based at The Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre (AMTC) where you will develop a foundation in engineering skills during your first year.
Following on from this you will go on to specialise as a CNC machinist, where you will be taught how to programme CNC machines and gain a greater insight into how they work. When back in company you will be mentored by a senior CNC Engineer, with many years of experience, who will teach you how to write programs for jobs and amend certain parts within those programs that need adjusting to suit specific requirements of different jobs.
You will also learn the background knowledge regarding the different types of CNC machines and the process that the engineers go through for each job, such as writing the program then proofing it out by running the jobs and making any necessary changes needed.
As well as the machine-based work, you will learn how to update the tooling sheets for jobs, machine sequences when needed and building tools for specific jobs when they are required for individual machines.
This is a manufacturing environment where you will have a hands on approach where most of your learning will take place on the shop floor.
Qualifications and Skills:
GCSE grade score 4 and above (or equivalent C) in Maths, English and Sciences.
Candidates need to have keen interest and be proficient in mathematics as this forms a critical element of the role to be a CNC machinist. We would also expect candidates to have an inquisitive mind-set and a logical approach to problem solving.
- Be enthusiastic about engineering
- Willingness to learn and commitment to studying
- Good Mathematical ability
- Excellent Punctuality and attendance history
- Mature and flexible attitude
- Practically minded
- Ideally some electrical knowledge
- Open to new challenges
- Motivated and flexible
- Good organisational skills
- Attention to detail
Candidates are expected to make their own way to the training centre in year one of the programme and then to Exactaform in years 2, 3 and 4
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