The UK has a long and proud tradition of manufacturing within the engineering industry and this offers an exciting opportunity for young people. As a machining operator, you will be taught the practical and theoretical skills associated within manufacturing and production. You will learn about many subjects including machine shop safety, basic hand tools, marking out and measuring, lathes, grinding, drilling, milling, CNC machining and programming, inspection, working to tolerances and specifications.
To complement your practical skills you will complete a recognised academic qualification, which will include maths, health and safety, autocad and design and mechanical principles. When assessed to be competent you will be able to operate machinery associated within the manufacturing and production of components used in mechanical equipment. These are technical qualifications that meet the required standard to become a machining operator in mechanical engineering industry.