CNC Machinist Apprentice

  • Company: LH Group Services Limited
  • Location: Burton on Trent, DE13 8EN
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: £15,500.00 per year
  • Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Ref: VAC-00981
  • Application Deadline Date: 21/07/2024
  • Start Date: 30/09/2024
  • Positions Available: 2
  • Working Week: 8:00am- 4.30pm Monday to Thursday with ½ hour unpaid lunch break and 8:00am- 1:00pm Friday.

Brief Description

Are you interested in the practical side of engineering or hands on activities and looking for an opportunity that offers variety, a qualification and potential career growth? If so, this could be the role for you!

Qualifications Required

Minimum of 5 x GCSE’s including Maths and English at Grade 4/C or above.

Personal Qualities

Willing to play an active part of your own training and development.
Inquisitive minded who like to understand how things work and develop your learning.
Someone who can work as part of a team and communicate with colleagues in an honest and effective way.
Work with safety as a number one priority with the ability to follow instructions, rules and regulations, to ensure all maintenance is carried out in a safe manner.
Self-starter and motivated to succeed.
Positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Ability to demonstrate Wabtec values at all times:
People First - We care about relationships. Whether it’s for each other or our customers, we do the right thing. People, and their safety, top our list.
Expand the Possible - We look for ways to improve what we create and how we do it. We are lifelong learners. We are obsessed with making things better to drive exceptional results.
Embrace Diversity - We celebrate a variety of experiences, expertise, and backgrounds, and aspire to create a place where we all belong.
One Wabtec - We are one global community that works together to achieve our shared mission. Wherever we go, we go there together.

Skills Required

A keen interest in the practical side of engineering.
Have great listening, problem-solving and communication skills.
Have interest in fault-finding techniques of mechanical/electrical equipment.
Full of initiative, adaptable, eager to learn and driven to succeed.

Training to be Provided

Level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship standard
Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

This apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of Work Based Assessment and day/block release.  The programme will culminate in an End Point Assessment, where all the skills and knowledge gained on the apprenticeship will be formally tested.

Future Prospects

A chance to gain essential mechanical engineering knowledge within a progressive company with the potential of a full-time position and career progression on completion of apprenticeship.

Vacancy Detail

Wabtec (LH Group) are offering an exciting opportunity where you will learn to undertake detailed tasks to become a fully-fledged CNC Machinist whilst working towards achieving a level 3 Machining technician qualification. You will have the opportunity to work in a number of sections such as Gears, Machining and Hydraulics to ensure that you develop a wide range of skills. We are fully committed to support you during your training and as an apprentice you will be an integral part of the team. Located in Barton Under Needwood, Wabtec Corporation and is one of the UK’s leading railway engineering companies. The company undertakes the repair, refurbishment, maintenance and overhaul of all types of railway engines and associated components. Our Vision: “Revolutionize the way the world moves for future generations” do you have what it takes to deliver for our customers?

As a CNC Machinist you will work within various departments and your development will include:
Safe and Professional working practices including legislation, regulation, industry procedures and safety requirements.
Career skills such as time management, working analytically, communication and organisation.
Understanding engineering drawings.
Learn how to handle equipment safely and correctly.
Use systematic faults diagnosis techniques to assist in the rectification of mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
Will progress through assembly sections, learning about the different mechanical sub-assemblies that come together when installed on machine assembly.
Machine set up
Tool setting
Basic programming skills
Problem solving
In process inspections
General machining such as milling, lathing, turning and grinding
Monitor the machining process, making adjustments as necessary to ensure quality and accuracy
Assembling and disassembling pumps and motors
The final year of the apprenticeship will be completed on machine commissioning. They will have experience working in inspection, machining and hydraulics. departments.
Familiarisation with the company’s systems and procedures.
Some administrative duties as and when required.
Adherence to Company Health & Safety Policy and safety regulations is essential
You will engage in continuous learning and development activities as part of the apprenticeship programme, including attendance at college and on-the-job training.

What We Offer:
Comprehensive on the job training leading to a Level 3 qualification.
A supportive learning environment with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Hands-on experience in a dynamic business setting.
Regular feedback and guidance from mentors.
A steppingstone to a rewarding career in Mechanical Engineering

Ready to start your adventure?