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Precision machining is the manufacturing of components on various machines. Such as Computer Numeric Control (CNC), lathes and mills. You have the opportunity to machine a variety of materials, such as conventional metals, energetic and fissile material, plastics and graphite to a high specification.
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 a number of useful engineering tools.
You will attend a variety of lectures 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.
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
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.
Precision Machining may appeal to you if you enjoy:
• Understanding how mechanical assemblies work
• Problem solving activities
• Being hands on
• Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios
Preferably GCSE in Math and English at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
Duration of apprenticeship: 3-4 Years
Starting salary: £10,500