Machining

A machining apprenticeship is designed for those who are seeking a career as a machinist in the engineering or manufacturing sectors.

Skilled machinists create precision parts which are then used across the world in almost everything you see on a daily basis. As well as learning the fundamentals of engineering theory and manufacturing processes, you will gain experience in using the latest computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools to cut, drill and finish components.


About Machining

Compulsory units include:

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
  • Preparing and using milling machines 
  • Manual turning techniques
  • Manual milling techniques.

You and your employer will get the opportunity to select additional units that will help you gain the skills to progress within your organisation.

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Machining (Foundation Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering – Machining (Developing Competence)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Engineering (Development Knowledge).

This apprenticeship trains you for a variety of machining roles such as a Manufacturing Engineer, CNC Machinist, Manual Machinist and Tool Maker.

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