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Job Title : Mechanical Engineer Apprentice
Employer : Cranfield Precision
Location : Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7JE
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Engineering
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11435
Vacancy Short Description : This apprenticeship will teach an individual about the building of Mechanical Assemblies for Cranfield Precision's range of Ultra Precision machine tools. (Wage range: £162.13 (16-17 years) - £219.11 (18-20 years) £273.06 (21+)).

 

Qualifications Required : GCSE Maths, Science and English at grade A-C or 9-4.
Preferred A Levels Maths, Science and/or English at grades A-D
Qualification in a technical subject is required such as Engineering, or Design Technology.
Vacancy Full Description : This apprenticeship will teach an individual about the build of Mechanical Assemblies for Cranfield Precision's range of Ultra Precision machine tools.

Duties of this role will include but not be limited to:
To learn a range of mechanical fitting skills and technics
while building mechanical assemblies for our range of Ultra
Precision grinding and turning machines. Learn how to use
workshop machines to produce and alter build components
required for assemblies. Use a range of measuring
equipment form dial indicators, micrometers, digital probes
to the latest laser interferometer technology to build, error
check and error compensate machine assemblies and
completed machines. Be part of the installation team
(usually starting in the fourth year) to install our machines in the
UK and worldwide.

Pay scale for this company and vacancy:
16 – 17 years old - £162.13
18 – 20 years old - £219.11
21 and above - £273.06
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 37hrs pw Mon-Thur 8am-4:15pm Fri 8am-3:45pm
Salary : £273.06 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 24/06/2018
Possible Start Date : 03/09/2018
Personal Qualities : Can do attitude
Reliable
Able to use initiative
Able to work as part of a team
Willingness to learn
Ability to work under pressure
Good communicator, not afraid to ask questions when required.
Enjoy mechanical hobbies
Skills Required : Attention to detail.
Basic IT skills.
Good communication skills.
Good hand skill and an appreciation of mechanical assemblies
Future Prospects : Become a fully qualified machine tool fitter, become a lead Technician for
specific assemblies. Possibility in the long term to be Head Technician or
progress to Workshop Manager. There is also the possibility to become a Machine Designer or Process Development Engineer.

We encourage our Apprentices to continue their studies to HNC as a minimum. There is the opportunity for travel worldwide with machine installations, this usually happens during the fourth year.
Training to be Provided : The qualifications you will study to achieve will depend on your chosen pathway, and include:

NVQs (work-based learning)
•Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma
•Engineering Maintenance NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma
•Fabrication and Welding Engineering NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma
•Engineering Technical Support NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma.


Technical Certificates (classroom-based learning)
•Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology Level 3 Diploma
•EAL Engineering Technology Level 3 Diploma.


You will also have the opportunity to achieve the following additional qualifications:
•English, maths and ICT Functional Skills
•Employee Rights and Responsibilities
•Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.
Other Information : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online Maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.

Please be aware that there is a Wage range/pay scale for this vacancy :
£162.13 (16-17 years) - £219.11 (18-20 years) - £273.06 (21+)
Things to consider : Work is based on the shop floor so workshop humour must be expected. Must enjoy getting hands dirty.
Attention to detail is very important.

Please be aware that there is a Wage range/pay scale for this vacancy :
16 – 17 years old - £162.13
18 – 20 years old - £219.11
21 and above - £273.06
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