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Precision machining Apprenticeship Level 3 at AWE

Course description

During the first part of your training as a precision machining apprentice you will learn basic machining and hand fitting skills by 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 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 advanced 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.

Entry requirements

About You

  • A practical aptitude for engineering or technology 
  • PC literate 
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Health and safety aware
  • Effective at following instructions
  • Ability to concentrate for long periods 

Future opportunities

Qualifications gained during first two years

  • NVQ Level 3 in Performing Engineering Operations 
  • Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • National Diploma in Engineering

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact AWE directly.

Last updated date: 20 August 2015
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