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Apprentice CNC Machinist

Presto Engineering have an exciting upcoming opportunity for an Apprentice/Trainee CNC Machinist to join our growing team in Witney, Oxfordshire in September 2024.

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Vacancy location Witney, OX29 0YN
Training location OAS, Culham Campus, OX14 3DB
Working week Monday to Friday 7am – 3.30pm hours
Wage £13,728 per annum (Equivalent to £6.60 per hour)
Expected duration 36 months
Closing date 31 May 2024
Start date 02 September 2024

Since 2021, Presto has run an apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) at Culham Campus, Oxfordshire.

All apprentices undertake a 3-year apprenticeship to achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Machining, whilst completing a mixture of training on the job and theoretical at OAS.

Presto Engineering are seeking a candidate who is keen to develop further and utilise this opportunity to also become proficient in CAD/CAM programming and producing tooling for production jobs.

The role will primarily involve setting up and operating 3, 4, and 5 axis CNC machining centres for a variety of high-end production work.

Minimum requirement of 5 GCSEs (including English, Maths and a Science) Grade 4+ or above (grade C equivalent). Previous engineering experience desired but not required.

Presto Engineering will also commit to supporting the successful candidate through the OAS Apprenticeship Programme.

If you are a team player, are passionate about engineering, proactive, enthusiastic and have a positive approach to work, then Presto Engineering would like to hear from you.

Please answer the following questions with your application:

Question 1:

Why are you considering an apprenticeship route into engineering?

Question 2:

What interests you about engineering?

Please ensure you can travel for the duration of the course between our site in Witney and the Oxfordshire Advanced Skills centre in Culham.

Interview dates to be confirmed.

Read more about Presto Engineering on their website.