Advanced Apprentice In Engineering

Type: Apprentice
Region: Eastern

Braintree Precision Components is a manufacturer of precision ball and roller bearings and other high-accuracy machined components. It is part of the Hepco Group, world leaders in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of linear motion products and precision components for automation and special purpose machine projects.

Potential career progression within the company. Opportunity to train to become a fully trained CNC operator / setter after the initial 12 months training. We have a number of different machine types: Machining centres, sliding head lathes, hard turning lathes.

All producing precision components.Training will be proved in all areas, but specialising in one is possible after the initial training period.

Day to day role responsibilities:

  • To complete a programme of training to be conducted within the various departments of Grinding, Turning, Engineering and Planning, Quality Assurance, Assembly and Jig and Tool to gain a good appreciation of the company as a whole
  • Join a very knowledgeable and productive Turning department and learn to operate, set and programme CNC lathes
  • Use and learn a number of different machines and processes, including Hard Turning
  • Become a key member of the Turning department
  • Carrying out tasks and duties as directed by the departmental Manager / Supervisor
  • Dedicate sufficient amount of time to ensure all elements of the college side of the Apprenticeship are completed within set timescales
  • Represent self and company when at college

All apprentices will be rotated through all the departments through the first year: Quality Assurance Jig and Tool Turning, Grinding Assembly, Engineering and Planning, But the final placement is in the Turning department.

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Machining Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Qualifications include: EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Development Competence), EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) and EAL Level 3 Diploma in Machining (Development Knowledge)
  • This is a 4 year apprenticeship with college attendance required once per week
  • The first year is at Braintree campus and years 2 to 4 are at Colchester campus

Monday – Thursday: 7.30am – 4.00pm and Friday: 7.30am – 3.00pm with a 10 minute tea break and 30 minute lunch break every day.

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