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Create, install, maintain and repair metal products, including machinery and equipment in factories.

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Information & Requirements

Machinists in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex and precision work.

They machine components from specialist materials using conventional and / or CNC machine tools.

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Career Paths

The machinist qualification can lead to roles such as CNC Machine Operator, CNC Setter, CNC Wire and Spark Erosion Setter and Quality Engineer.

The skills gained will be useful in many different industries from Aerospace to Car Manufacturing, so you may be able to specialise in one area or move between them as your experience grows.

Your employer may offer opportunities to progress onto a higher apprenticeship or advance to gain a degree level qualification.

Related Vacancies

Take a look below at our current vacancies. Can’t see what you are looking for? Complete a general application and our Recruitment Team will endeavour to match you up with an employer as new opportunities arise.

Apprentice Food & Drink Maintenance Engineer

As a Maintenance Engineer at Geary’s, you will be instrumental in ensuring the smooth operation of the bakery equipment and facilities. Your responsibilities will include troubleshooting and resolving mechanical, electrical, issues, as well as performing routine maintenance tasks to prevent downtime and ensure safety.

Annual Salary: £15,000

Hours: 40 per week, Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm

Closing Date: 31st July 2024

Apprentice Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician

Will include day to day electrical and mechanical fault finding and rectification, planned preventative maintenance activities and process improvements.

Annual Salary: £12,896

Hours: 38.75 per week, Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm, Friday 8am – 12pm. Whilst at training provider

Closing Date: 31st July 2024

Apprentice Process Engineer

Responsible for implementation of production processes and procedures, leading productivity improvements with project based activities, including new product introduction and manufacturing cell design to reduce waste, improve quality and safety, and reduce operating costs. Manage KPIs and ensure preventative actions are taken to maximize success.

Annual Salary: £12,646

Hours: 38 per week, Monday – Thursday 8am – 4pm, Friday 8am – 12pm. Whilst at training provider

Closing Date: 31st July 2024

Our Clients

MGTS has built long-standing relationships with some of the biggest names in industry, providing apprenticeship training for the next generation of the workforce, and upskilling experienced staff. Our clients include:

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