As part of the Machinist Technician apprenticeship, each trainee will spend the first year with a training provider, undertaking the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 5 and the relevant National Certificate (NC) qualification.
During this period, you will learn new skills including manufacturing, use of hand tools, understanding materials, machining, hand fitting techniques and the use of manual lathe and milling machines. From years 2 to 4 you will be granted placements in the company’s machining repair workshop and will be exposed to an increasingly wide variety of work scopes, using various manual machines.
As your development continues, you will begin to operate CNC machines, including programming and how to conduct safe operations.
By the time you complete your 4-year Modern Apprenticeship (MA) you will be proficient in the safe operations of a wide range of lathe and milling machines, carrying our repair work scopes and manufacturing a multitude of components and associated equipment.
Our manufacturing facilities are world class, and you will be given responsibility for the safe and correct operation of our machines to carry out work that meets client specifications.
Your academic training will extend to Higher National Certificate (HNC) level. Your experience will be supplemented by additional work-based training courses including, but not restricted to, Manual Handling, Banksman Slinger and Gantry Crane Operation.
By the end of year 4 you will have completed your MA. You will embark on additional training and development which includes specialist experience. This will allow you to develop your problem-solving abilities and extend your MA training through courses including CNC Operation and CNC Programming.
You will gain professional recognition as an Engineering Technician through our accredited Institute of Mechanical Engineers scheme.