My name is Jake Cousins, I work for Gibbs Gears. My employer is a manufacturer and my role is CNC programming. How did you come to be an Apprentice? I had been looking since I left school, but I struggled to find one straight away, so did a year at college and when I finished that, I found the apprenticeship. My brother had done an apprenticeship – he is a bit older than me – so he guided me as to what I needed to know and what I should be looking for. What do you gain from an apprenticeship? […]
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When considering what to do when you have finished your exams, what is on your list of next things to do?
When considering what to do when you have finished your exams, enjoying the summer sunshine and holidays will be high on the list for many. But before packing your bags consideration needs to be made of the choices for your further education in September. Two educational routes are open, Academic and Vocational – University or Apprenticeship. Both are equally valid and both can lead to degree level qualifications. The difference is an Apprenticeship pays a salary whilst you learn and a University course does not. In relation to Apprenticeships, Britain’s most successful former Apprentices are worth £20 Billion between them. […]
Focus On… Mechanical Machining & CNC Precision Engineering Apprenticeships
Engineering Apprenticeships are a great route into a wide number of industries. CNC Engineering or Computer Numerical Control Engineering is a specialisation in Mechanical Engineering which allows for computer controlled machining, programming the movement of the tools to complete precision tasks. During a Mechanical Machining & CNC Precision Engineering Apprenticeship you will primarily work with metal however you could potentially work with wood, composite materials and plastics. Typical duties include: Programming the machine tool with data taken from technical drawings Planning out the machine operations for each job to maximise efficiency Ensuring the right tools are used for each stage […]